REQUIRE THAT SHELTERS DO NOT KILL ANIMALS WHEN KENNELS ARE SITTING EMPTY
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Dottie and Oscar were old, Mindy was sick with a cold, Annie and Misty, just ran out of time according to shelter rules. They all were killed even though kennel space was available.
The ASPCA estimates that about 1.5 million shelter animals die every year (670,000 (44%) dogs and 860,000 (56%) cats) even when some shelters have available cage space. That’s over 4,000 cats and dogs killed every day! It’s time to stop the needless killing of cats and dogs.
Why are cats (and dogs) being killed in our shelters every day even when there are empty cages? Companion animals with treatable illnesses, “behavior issues”, or just over a certain age, like Dottie, are often killed automatically despite space being available. Many cats impounded at shelters are just afraid, but because they act scared and defensive, are labeled “feral” and killed. If these animals are given time and assistance, it is usually possible to treat them, train them and find them homes, but without time they never have a chance. These old and outdated practices must stop. If we are to be a humane nation, needless shelter killings must end.
Your participation in this petition will make a difference! Please sign the petition and share it with other so that we can show public support from cities everywhere to make a change in every city shelter.
Some shelters work hard to save every animal, but many shelters will not change their policies and practices unless it becomes the policy of their city. The city Mayor is the one who can give the shelters a directive to change policy. This petition will go to city mayors across the country through the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The official request and petition signatures will be sent to Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans and the President of the U.S. Mayors Conference (USMC) and Tom Cochran, the Executive Director of USMC, by June 1, 2018, before the conference of mayors, representing cities all around the country begins on June 8, 2018. We will also release results of this petition to the press.
Please sign this petition and share it with other for all the animals that will be killed needlessly every day until this stops.
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