Petition to Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Support Joy Braunstein of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Recently, the executive director of WPHS was placed on leave from her position after being "accused" of purchasing a puppy from a dog breeder to add to her family, which already includes many rescued animals. We firmly believe that the purchase of a responsibly bred puppy is in no way grounds for the loss of any job, much less an attack on a person's character. Mrs. Braunstein has proven herself to be effective at her job since beginning the position in 2015, including but not limited to an increase of donations, more community awareness and outreach, advocacy and bottle baby programs as well as a more effectively-run shelter overall. Her positive influence on the shelter system is in no way hampered by the purchase of a thoughtfully-bred puppy and any interruption of her service will be detrimental to the operation of our much-needed shelter.
Petition to San Antonio City Council Members and Representatives, Everyone in the world, including, but not limited to Change.org users, Employees in charge of making decisions at SAPA and ACS
Help at risk urgent Texas Dogs at "San Antonio Pets Alive" and "ACS". They need more time!
People are working countless hours to help SAPA find these dogs homes posted on their "SAPA Urgents and Adoptables, "Facebook site, People are volunteering their time and some whom work at SAPA are staying awake at night worrying and networking these dogs. These dogs deserve the gift of time. There are rules that need to be followed and they need to give people time to contact/email them. The next dog they put to sleep could be the forever pup YOU'VE been looking for. I know space is limited, but they have to find a way to keep these dogs up for adoption longer and give us time to network the ones being euthanized for that day before taking the easy way out and sticking a needle in them to stop their hearts and then carrying their bodies out in a trash bag. Dogs are not to be thrown out like garbage. We need to stand up and be a voice for these dogs. They want to live and their life matters. Here is the link to SAPA'S FB page: http://www.facebook.com/sapaurgents/ There are 100+ dogs posted and sometimes there can be up to 10 or more dogs released at the same time in one day or at any given time on their FB site. "Released" means that the dogs are at risk and have physically been moved from the transition holding area to the EBI area. There is generally about 10 minutes between the time the email is sent out and when the dog is euthanized. If you want any of these animals then it is IMPERATIVE that you EMAIL ASAP to tag them before it is too late if it is not already. They pick the dog(s) to be euthanized and only allow them minutes for someone to foster, adopt or rescue them. The dogs status says "Please help!! This dog is past deadline and is being released to euthanasia!!" Once this has been posted the dog(s) literally have a very short window to be saved when it reaches this area. I think they should post the dogs for that day early in the morning so everyone can view them and have ALL DAY to get those certain dogs placed. To only have a short timeframe to find a placement is ridiculous. It takes longer to network the dog(s) and bring everyone's attention to that particular dog who's life is on the line for that given day. Especially if you tagging your friends or rescue groups and they are busy working and don't see the tag until it's too late. They sometimes post all the dogs at one time and everyone is in a panic trying to network them all at one time from what I've seen. Many times they find someone willing to adopt, foster or rescue but by the time the email/phone call reaches SAPA it's too late due to the short time limits being given by ACS. I would like to see funding for ACS to become a "No Kill Shelter" all together. But to somehow find more time for these precious, loving dogs is the goal of the petition. I'm trying to accomplish more time being allowed once the dogs status has changed to "Released" Status on the SAPA Urgents & Adoptables site. By announcing the dogs earlier in the day, this gives us more opportunity to network and find placement through out the day. The policy needs to be more flexible to allow more time and give them until the end of the business day to find placement. This is crucial and my focus is to bring attention to this. Please help out San Antonio Pets Alive and foster, adopt or pledge to help these dogs be saved by a rescue group if your are able to. You can pledge any amount of money to attract a rescue group on a particular dog your willing to put money towards located on their thread with their picture. Even if you live out of state you can save or adopt one of these dogs. Pick out a dog/puppy and ask questions on the thread if you're interested in fostering, which is free! I have found many people can transport these dogs to other parts of Texas and out of state, some with a transportation fee. SAPA can give helpful information on transportation methods. Other links: http://www.facebook.com/cindy.cox.7359/posts/10201667536486951 Email: Placement@sanantoniopetsalive.org (If you are interested in Adopting, Fostering or Rescuing one of these Urgent Dogs!) The shelter is open from 11 AM-7 PM Mon-Fri, 11 AM-5 PM Sat and 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Urgent Pets are at Animal Care Services Campus and SAPA! They are located in Bldg. 1 ONLY. PLEASE GO TO SAPA! Kennels in Bldg. 1 with the Pet ID# Address: 4710 Hwy 151, San Antonio, Texas 78227 (Next door to the San Antonio Food Bank on 151 Access Road)
Petition to WashingtonDC.gov
Stop the Killing of Shelter Animals!
We, the undersigned, call for a halt to the holocaust that is occurring in animal shelters across the country. A civilized society does not accept or endorse the slaughter that is presently taking place across our nation. A shelter animal is killed once every 8 seconds! Shelters must begin to work with volunteers in an effort to reduce the euthanization of animals. Shelters which already do so have lower rates of euthanization.... Euthanasia via inhumane cruel methods causing painful death must cease to be legal, IMMEDIATELY! This is nothing short of legalized animal ABUSE! Gas chambers, into which animals are thrown via catchpoles, young, old, small and large, all at once, create suffering that is unimaginable! Distressed screams and cries of animals being suffocated can be heard coming from within. Often, these barbaric methods of euthanization break down or do not function properly, and many times, the procedure has to be repeated, causing horrendous suffering and terror in animals that, through no fault of their own, ended up in harm’s way. The heart stick method of killing causes a slow and agonizing death as organs are shutting down. This method of death can take up to 30 minutes! Animals must never be euthanized in open kennel areas in front of other animals. This creates an atmosphere of terror for animals witnessing the euthanization. Animals observing this type of euthanasia will become fearful in the shelter, be evaluated as such, and as a result, they will, in turn, also end up being euthanized. Animals turned into shelters with broken bones or suffering from extreme abuse cannot be left to suffer without medical attention. This happens over and over again! In the name of one such dog, Kaiser, who suffered in pain, for days, with broken bones, lying on a cold cement floor, in a shelter, we demand that “Kaiser’s Law” become a reality! At the very least, a Veterinary Technician must be on staff to deal with medical emergencies. Laws need to be enacted to make sure that every animal admitted to a shelter be photographed, given an identification number, and this information must be made available to the public! A shelter needs to provide a way out, as well as a way in, for each and every animal! We demand this become mandatory in every state across the country. This law shall be enacted in the memory of Phillipe, and be known as Phillipe's Law, in the memory of "the dog behind the glass" (please see video at: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10200557955908306), a dog with no ID number, who lost his life because he could not be identified in the shelter! Laws need to be enacted to prevent domestic animals from being treated as property (as in an inanimate type of property) or commodities. Until such action becomes the law of the land, abuse will continue, unchecked. Puppy mills, puppy auctions and pet stores need to be shut down and made illegal. This is the major source of pet overpopulation. Registration entities should be prohibited from supplying registration numbers for animals purchased from pet stores, puppy mills, or commercial breeders and anyone who is not licensed to breed. Licenses must be submitted with registration requests. Licensed breeders must agree to take back or re-home animals they have bred if the animals cannot be kept by the purchaser. Failure to do so should result in immediate suspension of licenses. Educational programs must be encouraged to be a part of the school curriculum, started in grade school to teach responsible pet ownership. Low cost spay/neuter programs should be made available to pet owners and the importance of spay/neuter should be part of the educational program focus in schools. That alone would cut down the numbers of unwanted dogs that end up in shelters! Through education, we can cut down the number of dogs being euthanized and teach the value of life. Stiff penalties and serious jail time must be given to animal abusers. It is a fact animal abusers often escalate to become people abusers! The euthanization of any animal in a shelter that has been committed to, by rescue, should be punishable by criminal penalties and/or hefty fines. We respectfully request that our voices be heard! We are more than willing to come to Washington, DC, in numbers, and meet with Law Makers to put an end to the horrible conditions that exist in shelters and to put an end to the animal holocaust in what are supposed to be *shelters*! At this time, the term "animal shelter" has become oxymoronic- this needs to change!
Petition to Yogi's Love Forever (Animal Activist), Nicholas Felts, BARK-N-READ, NYC, LLC
If you see a stray FOREVER FRIEND, please say or do something. SAVE a dog's life today.
To often, a dog, escapes their owners care and the end result is tragic. Generally, people turn a blind eye and think that someone else wll take action. The organization Yogi's Love Forever trying to prevent a tragedy from happening. So we are asking that everyday people take action by calling your local veterinarians or animal control if you see something that does not look normal. For example a dog walking along a busy interstate. Yogi's Love Forever was started because of a similar situation, that occurred this past Christmas in North Carolina. To bring awareness to rescuing dogs who are strays and reuniting them with their owners, please sign this.
Petition to Lee Nesler
Return Caroline's Kids Seized Kitty Cats
We, the undersigned, want Lake Humane Society to return all of the cats seized from Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue in late November and early December of 2016. These animals came to Caroline's because they specialize in chronically ill, older, feral and special needs cats (including behavioral problems) that nobody else wanted. Many have lived at Caroline's for many years in a free-roam, segregated room environment that is not offered elsewhere. We do not believe these cats should be subject to retail adoption, euthanized nor remain warehoused in small cages as you have done for many weeks. Return all the cats and stop your legal action against Caroline's Kids owners and workers. For more information visit: http://gofundme.com/oaovf
Petition to Sacramento County Animal Care, Darrell Steinberg, Jerry Brown, California State Senate, California State House, DIane Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Tom McClintock, Ami Bera, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan
HELP BRING HER HOME! THIS JUST IS NOT RIGHT! PLEASE HELP!
WILL BE PRINTING OUT AND DELIVERING THIS PETITION, OUR SIGNATURES AND COMMENTS IN PERSON TO THE SACRAMENTO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEXT WEEK! Below is Rosemary's story: she is now home where she belongs and I can not tell you how happy we all are to have our baby Rosemary back! Now our mission is to ensure that this NEVER happens to anyone else EVER AGAIN! The Shelter and the county of Sacramento must change legislation and policy to prevent this from happening to more people! Over these past few days I have received hundreds of stories from other people involving shelters in the sacramento area and surrounding counties and these stories have broken my hart, shocked me, and strengthened my resolve to make this right and to put a stop to this kind of tragedy! Sign now to demand change to legislation and policy a few suggestions I have would be to: 1.) at least a 6 day hold on lost pets not just 72 hours! 2.) ensure that there is a period of time allowed for owners to claim their companion after the adoption date. 3.) ensure that if the lost pet is still at the shelter the right full owners rights are recognized. 4.) And demand that officer Libby at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter issue a public apology! My little 3.5 pound Minature pincher chihuahua mix Rosemary got out of my house while I was at work when our bigger family dog pushed open the door. I looked for her day in and day out and could not find her until the 6th. Day when someone on Facebook showed me she was at the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Now keep in mind that animal shelter is nearly 40 miles away from my home and I NEVER thought that she could or would be there. When I called the woman that runs the shelter told me that she had been adopted out and all she could do is give the adopters my contact information and let them decide what to do. What she didn't tell me is that my baby was still phisically at the shelter! So the next day I went in as soon as their doors opened to get my baby Rosemary and both employees that were helping me were stopped in their tracts by the woman that ran the shelter. She then approached me very angrily and hostile and the first thing she said to me wasn't hello or anything like that it "I told you, they would call you if they wanted! Why are you here? You can't be here IT isn't yours and I don't Care how you raised it." All while my poor baby could see me through the glass door and was jumping up and down onto the glass to try and get to me, it truly was hart breaking :( PLEASE HELP AND SIGN THIS PETITION TO DEMAND THAT SITUATIONS LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN AND TO DEMAND THAT ROSEMARY BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK TO HER RIGHTFUL HOME WHERE SHE IS LOVED AND MISSED BEYOND BELIEF! PLEASE SIGN, SHARE AND DONATE!
Petition to Prince William Board of County Supervisors
Approve funding for a new animal shelter
The current Prince William County animal shelter has been in use since 1977, and the facilities are inadequate for the number of animals that are up for adoption. PWC animal shelter has been one of the county's unmet critical needs since 2012, but nothing has been done to renovate or re-build. If you have ever visited the Prince William County shelter, you will remember that it is a small and stressful environment, especially for animals waiting for weeks in hope of finding their forever homes. Building a new shelter will improve the lives of animals awaiting adoption, decrease health concerns for animals and shelter workers, save the county money by euthanizing fewer critters, and help save lives! The animals who find themselves at this shelter deserve a second chance to find a loving home. Please support allocating funds and approving a new building for the Prince William County animal shelter.
Petition to Mayor Getty, Chief of Police Keating, Burt Odelson
Demand Mayor Getty and Police Chief Keating have a necropsy done on KILO !
WE NEED YOU TO BE KILO's VOICE....On April 5th, in Lyons Illinois police were called for a possible animal neglect situation. Kilo, a mastiff mix appeared, to our volunteer, that he was in serious distress. Kilo died within minutes of our volunteer arriving.The Police Chief in Lyons, Illinois is refusing to find out the cause of death (which we suspect is starvation). Therefore, he ...is refusing to charge the owner with any crime. Instead Chief James Keating wants to issue a citation. THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOU……We demand that the police have a necropsy (animal autopsy) conducted on Kilo to know what caused Kilo's death and file criminal charges, if warranted. The police wrote the owner a municipal ticket and the court date is set for April 25, 2017 at 3pm at the Village hearing room, 4200 S. Lawndale in Lyons, IL. WE NEED PEOPLE to attend that hearing and DEMAND JUSTICE FOR KILO, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! . Here's the facts: On Wednesday, April 5, a concerned citizen called police to an address on Rose Avenue in Lyons, IL and put a post on FB requesting help for a dog (looked like a mastiff mix) that was in the yard looking to be in very bad condition. Our volunteer, Chris Cozzi, once arrived and seeing the dog, called Lyons police back to an address on Rose Avenue, Lyons Illinois. A Lyons police officer responded and Chris Cozzi voiced serious concern that the dog was looking to be in very serious distress. The officer said that our volunteer, Chris Cozzi could take the dog to the vet. Chris immediately took Kilo to Countryside Animal Hospital, where it was confirmed Kilo was dead. The vet told Chris from a visual observation that it appeared the dog was starved to death. A necropsy MUST be performed so we can have a conclusive cause of death, in order to bring criminal charges to the owner. dogaHOWLicks Rescue has offered to cover the expense of having the necropsy done. Therefore, there is no logical reason for Lyons Police Chief Keating not to do so.