10 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Mike Jones

Save Primal Canine!

Primal Canine needs your help and support. San Jose Animal Control has denied our operations permit at our new facility location citing “SJMC 7.60.040 Proximity to Any Residence” as the reason for denial. Despite the residence proximity, Primal Canine can continue to operate IF we receive enough support and approval from our surrounding community. We need the help and support of our neighbors, clients, friends, family, followers, fellow business owners, rescue advocates and dog lovers to save Primal Canine and have our operations permit approved. Please take the time to read our story, share/sign our petition!   Primal Canine’s permit denial was jumpstarted by a neighboring small business that began to call animal control multiple times to complain about the dogs at the facility. This same neighbor has now rallied others to call and file the same complaint with animal control. It is important to note that at no point in time has anyone ever come to speak directly with anyone at Primal Canine. Not in person, not over the phone, not even an email. There has been no opportunity for us to discuss or address the concerns or issues with our neighbors in an amicable manner. Instead this drastic step has been taken against our company, and our livelihood. If we do not receive approval for our operations permit, Primal Canine will be forced to move out of our new facility and we will not be allowed to operate for a minimum of six months.   Losing this permit is more than losing a piece of paper. Primal Canine has over 600 active clients that will have to abruptly stop receiving training for their dogs. We specialize in behavior modification and many of the dogs we train have been turned away from other training facilities because they were deemed “untrainable.” Our company and our services have allowed families to keep their pets who would otherwise have been surrendered to a city shelter, or worse- euthanized. Aside from the hundreds of clients we serve, Primal Canine is home to many of our rescued Free Dogs. These are dogs that we have saved from being killed in city shelters, dogs that were abandoned, homeless, or surrendered to us by their owner’s as an alternative to being euthanized. If Primal Canine shuts down, these dogs will have no where to go and will likely wind up in a shelter where their chances of making it out alive are slim to none.   Primal Canine is not a faceless corporate entity. Mike Jones, the owner and founder of Primal Canine has put his entire life, blood, sweat and tears into this company. The move to this new facility is intended to give our dogs, both rescue and client, a better life- which every dog deserves. We have employees, dogs, and clients that deeply depend on Primal Canine, and with all that is at stake to be lost without our permit, it seems beyond trivial when comparing what will be lost or gained as a result. We deeply ask the city of San Jose to reconsider such a drastic decision that will impact the lives of many people and many animals.   Please feel free to contact San Jose Animal Control, and Jay Terrado (Field Operations Supervisor) at 408-794-7270 or via email at (please CC: on any emails sent for our records!) on our behalf expressing your support for Primal Canine. We are asking all of our clients to please reach out and explain to Mr. Terrado how Primal Canine has helped you and how it would impact yourself, and your dog if we were no longer allowed to operate.

Primal Canine
7,934 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to DIane Hutchings, Clay County Commissioner

Approve a New Shelter for Clay County Animals

CALL TO ACTION: GIVE CLAY ANIMALS AND STAFF A NEW, SAFE SHELTER In the wake of the MASS RESCUE OF ANIMALS from the catastrophic flooding at our old broken down shelter during Hurricane Irma, the animal advocates in Clay County and abroad were hopeful that Clay County Animal Services would finally get a new shelter.  Apparently, that is not even on the radar to the County Commissioners.... We, as a community, voted for the Capital Improvements tax to create funds for the shelter. The money has been collected and can include a new that is not 47 years old and does not have broken wiring and septic systems. One that can fully keep animals out of the weather elements, has enough kennel and cages to keep up with the amount of homeless animals, as well as have up to date technology and surgical/ medical supplies. But the Commissioners HAVE NOT AGREED to build one! 6 years ago, most of the animals who came into the shelter were euthanized. Things have changed! There is a now a huge group effort by CCAS employees and an ever-growing group of creative volunteers with The Friends of Clay County Animals Inc. who advocate and spend countless hours saving these animals lives, as well as providing medicine, heart worm treatments, life saving surgeries, and items for animal enrichment. Thousands of lives are saved every year, and this number continues to grow with the growth of the Clay Animal Community. Clay's animals ARE NOT SAFE at the current shelter. In Hurricane Irma's flood, animals were swimming in their cages until a mass rescue was coordinated to get them out of the shelter. The old facility is located in a flood zone, many many miles away from the majority of the population. Clay County needs a new animal shelter where visitors and potential adopters can easily come to meet or volunteer. Our animals DESERVE this!  There ARE funds allocated for a new shelter, this issue HAS BEEN DISCUSSED for several years with the Commissioners, and IT IS TIME for ACTION. Animal Lovers and Advocates throughout Clay and abroad are enthusiastically in support of a new shelter. PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE!  By supporting this petition you are adding your voice to those of Clay County residents and area supporters who believe in the positive, humane work that has begun at CCAS and can only continue with a next evolution of the shelter facilities. Thank you!      

Friends of Clay County Animals, Inc.
12,187 supporters
This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to Jim Wilson

Support Eric's Law, a law that requires people to report life threatening situations.

Eric's Law is a proposed "Duty to Report" law. It is named after Eric Ashby who was abandoned in the Arkansas River in Fremont County, Colorado on June 28, 2017. Ashby was on an excursion with four other people when he was swept away by the fast, class four rapids. His companions saw him desperately clinging to a rock, but they didn't call for help. They got in Eric's car and drove home and did not report the incident until 10 days later. To date (8/25/2017), Eric has not been found. A body was recovered from the river near Florence, CO (about 15 miles downstream from where Eric went in) and DNA/dental results are pending. The people who left him will not face criminal charges because Colorado's existing duty to report law only extends to instances of child abuse/neglect. A few weeks later, a young man from Arizona was discovered by an early morning dog walker, clinging to a life vest (he was not wearing it) in Vallecito Reservoir, La Plata County, screaming for help. The previous night, he and a companion went out on the reservoir in canoes. At some point, the young men capsized both canoes into the cold, deep water. The companion was able to swim to the shore, but the Arizona man was unable. Instead of immediately summoning help, the companion went home and went to bed. The Arizona man was fortuitously found by the dog walker the next morning after spending nine hours in the reservoir. When he was pulled from the water, he was in very critical condition.  Earlier this year, in Alamosa County, a young woman was abandoned after a horrific head-on collision. The driver of the car she was in did not render aid nor call for rescue. She leaves behind two very beautiful children to mourn her aching loss. That is three separate incidents, in three different counties, all within this year. The callousness presented in these cases is more than reprehensible, but we can make a difference and prevent more senseless deaths from occurring. Please support Eric's Law. It is a proposed "Duty to Report" law that requires anyone who witnesses a dangerous situation where someone's life is in danger to immediately, within the best of their ability, call 911. This is NOT a "Duty to Rescue" law that requires an individual to risk their personal safety, this is just a phone call, something pretty much everyone can do, especially in the age of cell phones. Nine other states already have this law, and we feel it is time for Colorado to step up to the plate. There is absolutely no reason someone, a fellow human being, should be left to die when help is so easily accessible. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please sign this petition and share it with your friends and family. Together, we CAN save lives!  

Misty Morris
60,414 supporters