Be lawful, and end the cruel 'heart stick' method of killing animals.
  • Petitioning jhardy@putnamsheriff.org

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jhardy@putnamsheriff.org
Florida Governor
Florida
Gov. Richard Scott

Be lawful, and end the cruel 'heart stick' method of killing animals.

    1. Roxanne Weeks
    2. Petition by

      Roxanne Weeks

      Palatka, FL

As you may remember from last year, our Sheriff's Dept. was publicly outed as being breed discriminate by refusing to allow adoptions of any pitbulls and bully mixes, in violation of FL Statute 767.14, and killing ALL that came through their doors at Animal Services. PCSO conceded as little as possible by using a loophole to still ban public adoptions, but began allowing rescue groups to pull. As we know, rescues can only do so much, and the majority of this fine breed are still killed here.
In the meantime, PCSO continues to use the 'heart stick' method, which is in violation of FL Statute 828.058 (1). It states lethal injection SHALL be used in a prescribed order of preference - not "may" be used, or take your pick.
The word 'Euthanasia' means "good death", and the heart stick method is anything but that. Too often it results in an agonizing death.
Please help make them abide by the law, and provide a humane and less-painful end to the lives of these animals.
Thank you.

828.058 Euthanasia of dogs and cats.—
(1) Sodium pentobarbital, a sodium pentobarbital derivative, or other agent the Board of Veterinary Medicine may approve by rule shall be the only methods used for euthanasia of dogs and cats by public or private agencies, animal shelters, or other facilities which are operated for the collection and care of stray, neglected, abandoned, or unwanted animals. A lethal solution shall be used in the following order of preference:
(a) Intravenous injection by hypodermic needle;

(b) Intraperitoneal injection by hypodermic needle; or

(c) If the dog or cat is unconscious with no corneal reflex, intracardial injection by hypodermic needle.

(2) A dog or cat may be tranquilized with an approved and humane substance before euthanasia is performed.

To:
jhardy@putnamsheriff.org
Florida Governor
Gov. Richard Scott, Florida
Be lawful, and end the cruel 'heart stick' method of killing animals.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • PARKER BARRETT SILVER SPRINGS, FL
      • 8 days ago

      THE IRONY IS THEY ARE "SAVING"THESE DOGS SO THEY CAN BE KILLED BY THEIR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY.THEY KNOW BEST,WHAT A CROCK.IF THEY HAD A CARE AT ALL ABOUT THE DOGS THEY WOULD ALLOW THEM TO BE ADOPTED.TWO WRONGS DONT MAKE A RIGHT EVEN IF IT IS GOVERNMENT DOING IT....

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    • Mary Carnes GAINESVILLE, FL
      • 12 days ago

      Putnam Co. has big responsibility controlling animals. It has to be emotionally difficult to euthanize, and using heart stick method, makes it seem agonizing. Thank you for what you do, and I hope Putnam Co. will soon change the method of killing animals to most humane method.

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    • Joshua Payne-Brawn INTERLACHEN, FL
      • 12 days ago

      This is important to me because no animal espescially pits should be killed. Pits are not vicious animals like the media portrays, the owner is what defines how vicious and mean the animal is not the breed.

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    • Christi Crawford HAWTHORNE, FL
      • 12 days ago

      All life should be valued!

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    • Donna Johnson PALATKA, FL
      • 12 days ago

      Because this method of "euthanasia" is inhumane. If you must end an animal's life, it MUST be done as peacefully as possible.

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