Petition Closed
Petitioning Mayor Deborah Sutherland and 8 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Mayor
Deborah Sutherland
President of Council
Brian Cruse
Councilman, Ward 1
David Tadych
Councilman-at-large
Dwight Clark
Councilman-at-large
Jim Scott
Michael Young
Ward 2
Paul Koomar
Ward 3
Scott Pohlkamp
Clerk of Council
Joan Kemper

Stop Sending Bay Village Dogs and Cats to Kill Shelters

The residents of Bay Village, Ohio and surrounding communities, are outraged that Mayor Deborah Sutherland has made a decision to eliminate the Animal Control Officer position, will soon be closing the city's unattended "kennel"  to build a truck wash, and has started sending all stray or unaccompanied pets to high kill "shelters" in other communities. After being held at the "kennel" for 24 hours or less,  city dogs are then picked up and taken to the Cuyahoga County Kennel which has a kill rate of 40%.  City cats are being sent to Rocky River Kennel which has a kill rate of 75 %.  Those animals who have the misfortune to find themselves loose in Bay Village are at high risk of being KILLED by these "Shelters".  Mayor Sutherland has decided to abandon the animals of Bay Village.  Residents have been raising money to support the construction of a new shelter. They want their lost pets to stay in Bay Village where their owners can find and claim them. They also ask that the Animal Control Officer, who for many years has kept the city  NO-KILL, is re-hired to compassionately capture and care for the animals until they are claimed.  We hope that animal lovers will take one minute of their time to sign this petition.


Letter to
Mayor Deborah Sutherland
President of Council Brian Cruse
Councilman, Ward 1 David Tadych
and 6 others
Councilman-at-large Dwight Clark
Councilman-at-large Jim Scott
Michael Young
Ward 2 Paul Koomar
Ward 3 Scott Pohlkamp
Clerk of Council Joan Kemper
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Jkemper@cityofbayvillage.com, DSutherland@cityofbayvillage.com.

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REHIRE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER, KEEP THE KENNEL, NO KILL SHELTERS

The residents of Bay Village, Ohio and surrounding communities, are outraged that Mayor Deborah Sutherland has made a decision to eliminate the Animal Control Officer position, close the city's kennel and will start sending all stray or unaccompanied pets to high kill shelters in other communities. City dogs are being sent to the Cuyahoga County Kennel which has a euthanasia rate of 40% and the city cats are being sent to Rocky River Kennel which has a euthanasia rate of 75 %. Hundreds of dogs and cats will be killed possibly within 8 hours of being lost. Mayor Sutherland has decided to abandon the animals of Bay Village. The residents have volunteered and have been raising money to support the construction of a new shelter. They want their lost pets to stay in Bay Village where their owners can find and claim them. They also ask that the Animal Control Officer is re-hired to compassionately capture and care for the animals until they are claimed. We need individuals that care to take one minute out of their busy schedules to sign this petition. Tell the Mayor and City Council members that we will not support their decision. Help save Bay Village, OH animals from being unjustly euthanized at high kill shelters outside of their city. The animals need your help to keep them safe. The voice of the people can prevail and change the world we live in.
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Sincerely,