Topic

animal shelters

120 petitions

Update posted 18 hours ago

Petition to mmayeda@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , ACardona@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov , JGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.gov , areal@animalcare.lacounty.gov , PWebb@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.gov

STOP THE CARSON SHELTER FROM VIOLATING HAYDEN’S LAW!

Update: 9/4/18: 2 dogs have been found DEAD in their kennels in a 4 day span! Dogs are dying at Carson - in their kennels - on cold cement floors!________ Update 9/2/18: I am reopening this petition to bring awareness to the fact that 5 dogs were killed this past week for being labeled “aggressive”. One dog had already been there for 2 months before being killed. These are not peaceful deaths for these dogs. They don’t get the nice sedative, the arms surrounding them and soft whisperings of love and goodbyes.  THEY ARE P.T.D. (PUT TO,DEATH). Not sleep. Death. —————————————————————- UPDATE: Any dog who is in an LA COUNTY SHELTER for 60 days or more may be PTS with no advance warning! ************************************************* Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' This was sent to the people who network to save RESCUE ONLY DOGS: This is from the former Deputy Direct of the Southern, CA Shelters: Carson, Downey, Baldwin, Lancaster and Agoura Hills.   I wanted to take the time to inform you that effective immediately there will be some changes in the animals in which you have been notified. All animals deemed "not safe" for placement due to behavior will no longer be made available to rescue's. You will no longer receive notifications on these animals and animals that fall under this category will be euthanized after there holding period is up. You will continue to receive notification on animals that are behaviorally sound and available. If you have any question please contact Allison Cardona the new Deputy Direct for the South County Operations. I will still be available but I encourage you to reach out to Allison for all your concerns, and let her know this is NOT OK!!!  We are asking that the recent Policy Changes implemented by Allison Cardona be revoked and that rescues be allowed the opportunity to once again give every dog a second chance by making them available to rescues!  Furthermore, we are requesting that Temp Tests be given on INTAKE and that they are administered by a TRAINED BEHAVIORIST, not a shelter employee!  Young, healthy dogs are being labeled NOT SAFE by a SHELTER employee. They use a FAKE RUBBER hand which is very human aggressive to a dog. Months go by without exercise, no toys, they develop open sores on their feet and legs, they become depressed and listless, they have no grass to roll in, no human contact, no love, no decent food, no baths, or even the simple act of being petted. They test them AFTER MONTHS in a kennel and almost ALL will fail.  LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! HAYDEN'S LAW:  SEC. 12. Section 31108 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:  31108. (a) The required holding period for a stray dog impoundedpursuant to this division shall be six business days, not includingthe day of impoundment, except as follows: (1) If the pound or shelter has made the dog available for owner redemption on one weekday evening until at least 7:00 p.m. or one weekend day, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment.  (2) If the pound or shelter has fewer than three full-time employees or is not open during all regular weekday business hours, and if it has established a procedure to enable owners to reclaim their dogs by appointment at a mutually agreeable time when the pound or shelter would otherwise be closed, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. Except as provided in Section 17006, stray dogs shall be held for owner redemption during the first three days of the holding period,not including the day of impoundment, and shall be available for owner redemption or adoption for the remainder of the holding period. (b) Any stray dog that is impounded pursuant to this divisionshall, prior to the killing of that animal for any reason other thanirremediable suffering, be released to a nonprofit, as defined inSection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue oradoption organization if requested by the organization prior to the scheduled killing of that animal. In addition to any required spay or neuter deposit, the pound or shelter, at its discretion, may assess a fee, not to exceed the standard adoption fee, for animals released. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! Please SIGN and SHARE this petition. Send emails, contact the media. Stand up and be an animals voice! We cannot allow this to happen! Thank you!  mmayeda@animalcare.lacounty.gov;  JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.govACardona@animalcare.lacounty.govJGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.govareal@animalcare.lacounty.govPWebb@animalcare.lacounty.govMarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.govMLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.govjguzman@animalcare.lacounty.govAMota@animalcare.lacounty.gov

Terri McCabe
47,359 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Rouses Enterprises, LLC

Do The Right Thing, Rouses! Stop Throwing Away and Start Sharing!

Rouses corporate policy is that all "fresh perishables" are trashed vs donated by partnering with a group such as Second Harvesters who specializes in facilitating pick up of items food banks desperately need Rouse's currently has 76 grocery stores in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, 3 of the nation's poorest states. In New Orleans alone- 1 out of 5 New Orleans citizens are "food insecure" meaning 1 out of 5 people you pass by each day does not know where the next meal may come from if at all.  New Orleans is in worse shape than the National average which is 1 out of 6 Americans. The pick up from a grocery store of equal size is about 47,000-100,00 pounds that's 23.5 TONS to 50 TONS of food per store per year. In this case multiplied by 76 stores roughly, on the low end estimate, it's over 1800 TONS of food and supplies being trashed. Let that sink in for a moment. With our city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas under siege with violence, poverty and homeless let's tell Rouses this is OUR community!  Be the change you want to see around you!  We can put a huge dent in hunger right outside our front door!  Rouse's does support food banks, HOWEVER, it's primarily customer driven campaigns- you buy non-perishables and leave them in the red barrels-your hard earned money donated to help the needy meanwhile they throw away the bakery items, the produce, the cheese, the baby formula, the pet food, most everything-all of which can be donated.  Rouses wants us to "Help Stop Hunger At Home" but Rouses is trashing food.  They want us to "Eat-Drink-Be Merry-Be Generous" while they fill dumpsters with food!  23.5 TONS of food multiplied by 76 locations over 1800 TONS of food thrown away is a tragedy.  Red Cross uses the slogan, "The greatest tragedy is indifference."  Please sign and support this movement calling for this local company boasting of community supporting local farmers, local merchants, local teams to answer the call to feed our citizens and ends this intolerable waste!

Bridget Fenlason
684 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Louisiana State House, John F. "Andy" Anders, Bill Cassidy, Steve Scalise, Cedric L. Richmond, Ralph Lee Abraham, Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Spay and Neuter Animals

ProblemShelters everywhere are overflowing with unwanted animals and still, a majority or citizens chooses not to fix their animals. Unwanted litters are brought to the shelters again and again.SolutionTo end the circle we need to entice citizens to spay or neuter their animals unless they are a legitimate breeder. I ask to start taxing animal owners of unfixed animals and require breeders licenses for responsible breeders. All of which helps the animals and saves money for the state and cities. To get a breeders license, you should have to apply and prove that you are a responsible owner, have a healthy pet and are breeding responsibly. Litters should be limited. Litters born to unlicensed owners should be heavily fined. To ensure compliance, a call in system can be created for the local animal controls to have a welfare check done. I also propose to make a activated microchip in an animal law, so that owners can get easier identified.Personal storyI volunteer at the local animal shelter. It breaks my heart to see that so many healthy animals are put down while backyards breeders are still breeding. Everyday I see advertisements on Facebook, looking for a dog to breed theirs with, selling litters and then, hundreds of animals getting re-homed, waiting in rescues or shelters and being put down.

Jana Bushey
673 supporters