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Petitioning Council Member Andrew T. Gonzales and 7 others

Town of Taos, New Mexico: Stop the July 4th Torture of Shelter Animals - Move the Fireworks!


Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is located within a few blocks from the venue used by the Town of Taos for the yearly Fourth of July fireworks display. The explosions surround the main building, and the outside 'pods' housing dogs and cats who have already experienced severe trauma in their lifetimes. From inside the pods, especially, you feel like you are in a war zone. And for the animals, it is, literally. One dog broke his own leg in a desperate attempt flee. For the animals, staff and volunteers, it is a night in hell. It is time to end this unnecessary suffering by moving the fireworks to a location that would not affect the shelter animals, who have no choice.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Council Member
    Andrew T. Gonzales
  • Council Member
    Frederick A. Peralta
  • Council Member
    Rudy Abeyta
  • Mayor of Taos
    Darren Cordova
  • Council Member
    Michael Silva
  • Town Manager
    Oscar Rodriguez
  • Chief of Police
    Kenneth Koch
  • Volunteer Fire Chief
    Jim Fambro

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