Minneapolis Animal Care & Control: Stop the effective banning of the Friends of MACC Facebook page
  • Petitioning Dan Nizoliek

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Dan Nizoliek
Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde
Jeanette Wiedemeier
Cam Gordon
Don Samuels
Elizabeth Glidden
John Quincy
Betsy Hodges
Lisa Goodman
R. T. Rybak
Diana Hofstede
Keven Reich
Robert Lilligren
Barb Johnson
Minnesota Governor

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control: Stop the effective banning of the Friends of MACC Facebook page

    1. Petition by

      Friends of MACC

Since it's inception, the Friends of MACC facebook page has proven invaluable to the animals at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control when it comes to utilizing social media to for networking and providing visibility that helps these animals find adoptive and foster homes and ultimately helps them live.

The page is run by a dedicated group of former MACC volunteers who have slowly been forced out, and recently the volunteers at MACC were completely prohibited from contributing information or photos to this public site or risk being fired.

MACC has implemented a shelter-management software system that interfaces with their city website that has no social media presence to speak of and limits the information on their animals to that site alone.  They feel this is a better option than the Facebook page that is already in place and has a following of over 10,000 people.  Only one photo is allowed, and limited details are available as to the personality of the animals.

We are asking for your support to show how important social media is to the networking of animals in need, and hope you will join us in bringing attention to this matter.  Without our page, animals will die at MACC without the opportunity to find forever homes.  This is a huge step backward in the fight to get more animals out of MACC alive.

We are pleased that MACC has a way to provide real time information on the animals in their possession, but there is no reason to not allow the fMACC page to continue as well as a compliment to their page.

All we are asking for from MACC is the permission for volunteers to send photos and feedback/descriptions of the animals to our administrators as they have in the past, as well as MACC to provide periodic updates as to the outcome of the animals in their care.

Please share our petition and help these animals.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,500 signatures
    2. Thank you for your support of the Friends of MACC Facebook page!

      We are getting close to 5,000 signatures on our petition and would love to exceed our goal. We hope to bring this petition soon to city council members and/or city officials to show how much support the Facebook page has, so that hopefully we can get MACC to continue cooperating with our efforts and save more lives.

      Please, PLEASE share this topic with your friends and coworkers and let them know we need their support too. The more people we can show actually support our page, the more value it will have to those making decisions.

      Thank you for caring about the animals.

      Friends of MACC

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ronald Gaskin DVM SHAKOPEE, MN
      • 4 days ago

      It is harder and takes longer to update a website than post on social media. Save the resources post to social media!

    • Suzette Larson CROCKETT, CA
      • 11 days ago

      Animals can not speak for themselves Ithey need our love and kindness.

    • Amanda Kexel ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 16 days ago

      Why in hell would anyone want to band an establishment / online service that helps animals find homes? There is no sense in rejecting this.

    • Jerri Berg SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 20 days ago

      Please use every means available to save animals lives. Cutting out a social networking page that is willing to do this work for free is not the way to save lives. Thank you.

    • Geoff goodsan WAIANAE, HI
      • 27 days ago

      These animals can't care for them selves and should be cared for by us.


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