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inclement weather

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Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Tommy Newell, Lindsey Graham

South Carolina Pass a law for Animal welfare in inclement weather conditions

Animals can be left outside in any kind of weather as long as they have shelter and water. That’s not just Berkeley county South Carolina ordinance that’s state law.  Cold and Hot weather can be deadly for pets. As the temperature plummet Or rise in many parts of the country. Cold:  Pets left outside in extreme temperatures, especially without food and shelter, are at risk of hypothermia, frostbite and even death. In my opinion this is neglect especially in those cold months. Many people have the misconception that the fur on their backs of animals will insulate them from suffering, Not true.  Their fur might provide more warmth than a human’s skin does, but think of it this way: If you had a coat on, but you still had to sit on the wet, freezing ground for 24 hours a day, your coat would do very little to protect you from the ice-cold winter. Heat: The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It's difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly." Being left outside for extensive amounts of time can lead to a heat stroke in dogs. Some sates have passed a law that regulates the length of time a dog can be kept outside in extreme weather. The law states that dogs cannot be tied up outside for more than 30 minutes if the weather is below 32 degrees (or if the weather is above 90 degrees). People who break this Law will face a fine and potentially even jail time, a sentence of 6 to 12 months. Let's Make a change

Dixie's Law
12,292 supporters
This petition won 3 years ago

Petition to Mayor Lane, Supervisor Leopold, Supervisor Friend, Supervisor Coonerty, Supervisor Caput, Supervisor McPherson, Councilmember Hernandez, Councilmember Cervantez, Councilmember Hurst, Councilmember Dutra, Councilmember Garcia, Councilmember Coffman, Mayor Bilicich, Councilmember Reed, Councilmember Lind, Councilmember Johnson, Mayor Bustichi, Councilmember Aguilar, Councilmember Mathews, Councilmember Posner, Councilmember Terrazas, Councilmember Comstock, Councilmember Chase, Councilmember Noroyan, Mayor Norton, Councilmember Bottorff, Councilmember Bertrand, Councilmember Harlan, Councilmember Termini, Councilmember McBroom

El Niño is Coming: Save Winter Shelter

Tell your local elected officials in Santa Cruz County that we need them to help save winter shelter for people currently living on the street! Every year for more than 25 years, all of our local governments have contributed funding to operate the winter shelter at the Armory.   While local governments have budgeted some funding for the winter shelter again this year, sufficient funds to operate the full program have not been committed. If sufficient funding is not identified, the largest shelter to serve the northern half of Santa Cruz County will be curtailed this winter. The need can be even more clearly seen in these numbers from our local homeless census: -More than 1,354 unsheltered individuals countywide. -More than 120 homeless children are not sheltered. -About 200 people over the age of 60 are homeless. -More than 500 women are homeless. One part of the solution is at hand. The armory is available for use. All that’s needed is sufficient dollars to operate the program. And you can help make it happen. Email your elected officials today!    

Smart Solutions to Homelessness
139 supporters