Recently, the ASPCA killed an abused dog named Oreo, despite an offer by a No Kill shelter to save her life. In response, the New York State Legislature is now considering a law that would make it illegal for any shelter or pound to kill an animal if a legitimate rescue group is willing to save the animal's life. We can never bring Oreo back, but we can make sure this never happens again in any New York shelter. Oreo's Law will save thousands of dogs and puppies, cats and kittens (including feral cats), rabbits, and other animals currently being killed in shelters despite rescue groups willing to save them. And it won't cost taxpayers a dime! But regressive shelters and their allies are trying to defeat the bill.
We need letters in support of Oreo's Law sent to:
The Honorable William Magee
Chair, Assembly Committee on Agriculture
Albany NY 12248
You can also e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
While all letters are welcome, we especially need letters if you are from New York State. If you are part of a rescue group, please tell him of your experiences and difficulties and how much Oreo's Law will help you save lives.
Remember: Without you, the animals do not stand a chance.
- State Representative
I support the passage of Oreo's Law in order to prevent the needless killing of animals in shelters when people are willing to adopt them.
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