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Petitioning District 1 Commissioner John Manning and 4 others
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L.C. commissioners to pass the spay neuter law: Make it a law in lee county that all pets must be spayed or neutered

You can help put an end to the hopeless plight of Lee County’s dogs and cats by supporting a law to require that animals be spayed and neutered. Pet overpopulation causes horrific neglect and abject cruelty as the pet population continues to rise and available homes cannot meet this need. Spaying and neutering is the answer to this problem. “Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens” (http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/spay-neuter.aspx).

Why spend our tax dollars to round up strays, feed and house abandoned
one-time cost to spay or neuter will be far less. This petition proposes that our tax dollars be spent to sterilize all animals at free or low-cost clinics and require those who do not to secure a breeder’s license for a hefty fee.

Please sign now to address the pet overpopulation, neglect, cruelty, warehousing and euthanasia occurring daily in Lee County.

Spaying and neutering has health benefits as well. Removing the reproductive organs at an early age greatly reduces the risk of mammary and prostate cancer. Sterilization also makes animals much less likely to roam, fight or bite.

Ask our commissioners to make this a priority in Lee County by signing our petition. A draft ordinance is in the County Attorney’s office and needs to be addressed NOW. Every day makes a difference to a lonely, abused dog or cat.




Letter to
District 1 Commissioner John Manning
District 2 Commissioner Cecil L Pendergrass
District 3 Commissioner Larry Kiker
and 2 others
District 4 Commissioner Tammy Hall
District 5 Commissioner Frank Mann
Dear Lee County Commissioners:

Thank you for responding immediately to our pleas to move the animal control proposed ordinance on mandatory spay-neuter and anti-tethering forward. I understand that this proposed ordinance is scheduled for discussion at a Management meeting on or before March 4.

On behalf of all the suffering animals, I support this ordinance and am asking for your support. Please make the RIGHT and ETHICAL and MORAL decision to make this proposed ordinance law.