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animal shelters

125 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Aberdeen Animal Control Facility, Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office Animal Control, Rick Scott, Erik Larson, Steve Shumate

Prevent Euthanization of Adoptable Animals

To Whom It May Concern: In light of the recent euthanization of the dog we are calling Monday and all prior animals euthanized via Aberdeen Animal Control's facility under Grays Harbor County Sheriff ACO's direction, along with AAC's, we are asking for your consideration in implementing several changes that will help prevent animals finding themselves in similar predicaments from being killed in the future. 1) We request that a photo be taken of all animals upon entering Aberdeen Animal Control via AAC or Grays Harbor County ACO, to be uploaded to a publicly viewable website with kennel number and date of intake such as PetHarbor.com-a free website designed to be used by shelters such as AAC's.2) Relationships with reputable 501c3's and shelters outside of Grays Harbor County be established for transfer of animals once holding period is up to ensure animals have multiple options other than in-city rescues which are frequently full. 3) A moratorium placed on deeming dogs "dangerous" and/or "potentially dangerous" until assessment training for ACO's is in place, along with a neutral, qualified third party certified by the CCPDT participating in assessments on dogs initially deemed "dangerous" or "potentially dangerous" until such training is in place and implemented. We realize while you are not legally bound to implement these changes, it will foster trust and faith in the community along with saving countless lives. Washington State, particularly the Pacific Northwest, is known for being a wonderful place for our pets. Putting these practices in place will ensure that it continues to be so. Thank you for your consideration,

Christine Balcom
1,682 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Gov. Ron DeSantis, Ashley Moody, Nikki Fried, Ron DeSantis

Let's Make Florida a No-Kill State!

Dear Governor DeSantis, Attorney General Moody and Commissioner Fried, We are addressing you with the hope of having legislature put in place that will protect our animals from senseless and immoral euthanasia in our public shelters, as well as at the hands of those among us that would abuse and/or abandon them. With the huge number of animal lovers in the State of Florida, there is no reason that we should not follow Delaware's example and become a no-kill state.  However, far too many animals are euthanized for no good reason.  Broward Animal Services is just one of the many public shelters that prefers to put down loving, adoptable animals simply because they have been there too long,  alleging the dogs are aggressive when they are simply bored,by their 23 hours a day in filthy confinement.  Numbers are fudged to support a 'no-kill' facade, entire litters are put down and counted as just one animal,  fictitious excuses are documented for unjustified euthanasia of healthy animals, and as of late, no reason is even listed at all. Worse yet, it is less expensive to neuter an animal ($50) to help with animal control, than it is to euthanize one($170), not to mention that it is infinitely more humane. Instead of creating more programs to get these pets a home; working with veterans, nursing homes, community service for high schools to name a few, many shelters simply choose to empty their kennels in a much more heinous way.  How many other public shelters are there throughout Florida that just give up on these beings, many of whom have already suffered abuse at the hands of former owners and breeders? Any legislation needs to also address animal abuse and animal abandonment and treat these as the crimes that they are with punishment meted out accordingly. Imagine if you had to PAY to drop off your lifelong family pet---- a scale could even be created depending on age and breed--- that could then be applied towards neutering and better care for shelter animals. Every animal needs to be microchipped----you abandon your pet, you pay an additional fine. Period. If Delaware has managed to achieve no kill status,  Florida should be able to as well. Every public shelter should have the obligation to instate programs working with the community to help get these animals, both cats and dogs, their forever homes.  If not a loving home, at least through diverse programs, they can be given the attention they so desperately crave and want to give in return.  Any animal that is put down should have to have at least 2 veterinarians sign off who cannot in any way be affiliated with the shelters and must be approved by Tallahassee. Many of those  vets are sadly, far too jaded as they have repeatedly put down healthy animals, and lost their moral compass when it comes to saving canine and feline lives. Volunteers should not be allowed to be 'fired' as has occurred in Broward, because they question the Director on  'kill' policies. Volunteers should be welcomed and respected as they give freely of themselves for the benefit of these creatures. Please help us to protect these innocents by enacting legislation to regulate the shelters and demand greater transparency and accountability in Florida.  Thank you.

Cindy Novak
3,806 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Orange Beach AL Mayor Tony Kennon & City Council

Their Lives Matter: Protect Orange Beach TNR

OBACCP was founded in 2017 by a small group of concerned citizens who are committed to the humane treatment and care of all animals in Orange Beach.  Utilizing a Trap-Neuter-Return model, OBACCP has humanely vaccinated spayed or neutered over 500 community cats. Most importantly, OBACCP has over 100 cats adopted into homes.  Through OBACCP's Trap-Neuter-Return program, cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Stray cats (cats socialized to humans) and kittens are adopted into homes, and healthy adult feral cats are returned to their outdoor homes, where their lives are greatly improved without the strains of mating behaviors and pregnancy. Feeding stations managed by a colony caregiver following best practices, helps establish a stable, sterilized, managed colony of cats to fend off newcomer cats. Despite these successes, Orange Beach city officials and staff are developing a new policy which could dramatically impact the OBACCP program with the end result of inhumanely trapping and eradicating all community cats in Perdido and potentially throughout our community. Please sign and share this petition to help us protect Orange Beach TNR and send a loud and clear message to the elected officials and staff of the City of Orange Beach that we as concerned citizens are asking that the highly successful OBACCP TNR program be retained and supported in our community. Further, we ask the city to move forward with a clear plan to develop and build a no kill domestic animal shelter in Orange Beach. To donate to OBACCP, visit our website obaccp.org.  Their Lives Matter: Protect Orange Beach TNR

OBACCP Orange Beach
3,915 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Mayor Todd Rogers, City of Lakewood

Take Action To Save The Lakewood Equestrian Center!

Lakewood residents: You have the power to keep a unique, historical green space alive in our great city!  The Lakewood Equestrian Center provides so many benefits to us, to our children, and to our community, and it needs our voice right now. The Lakewood City Council is considering eliminating the LEC – eliminating open, green space for our children to play and learn about empathy and responsibility through animals. In the 1960’s, the City of Lakewood was nationally recognized for its parks and recreation programs.  When the stables were acquired by the city in 1980, it further expanded recreation opportunities unique to an urban environment.  Today, the LEC continues to provide the community with youth enrichment programs, programs for people with special needs, animal welfare programs, and a connection to Lakewood’s agricultural past that is quickly being erased.  Furthermore, with an increase in the use of technology, the LEC provides an oasis for families to unplug and reconnect with nature…and with each other. If you want to preserve this oasis for you and your family, the Mayor is asking for at least 30,000 signatures (see article in the Press Telegram), and the number of signatures we get could sway their decision. Please join us in signing this petition and asking the City of Lakewood to uphold its motto – Times Change. Values Don’t.

Karley Orr
1,655 supporters