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Petition to HELP! We need more signatures ASAP, TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE 7000 ANIMALS A YEAR ! We need to keep th, San Bernardino City Council CA

URGENT , NEED YOUR EMAILS TODAY, ASAP! HELP KEEP SAN BERNARDINO SHELTER , CA OPEN ....

ITS NOW OR NEVER !!  We need to do something to keep the San Bernardino City Shelter OPEN ! This Shelter maybe not perfect,  but to the 7000 animals that live a year , it’s really worth saving! Please  sign and share this petition ..Closing down the shelter will affect us all , the city needs to step up and run thier own local shelter. Please don’t let the San Bernardino City council contract out our own local animals to the already overcrowded , high kill Riverside Shelter! Copy and paste this or speak up ,stay positive with ideas or suggestions ?? MAY 22, 2018 — Please sign the petition and also email a letter. The San Bernardino City officials are listening. Here is a sample letter you can use and then copy the emails below and paste. To Whom it May Concern,It has come to our attention that the City of San Bernardino Animal Shelter may be closing, and all ongoing animal operations will cease and be transferred to a neighboring County. This means that the citizens of the City of San Bernardino will no longer have a local shelter that they can visit to adopt a new pet or locate a lost one. Residents will be required a travel a longer distance into a neighboring county, which will be an extreme hardship on the residents that have to travel as well as a hardship on the animals being transferred. Additionally, there will be an increase in the number of animals euthanized because the decisions that have been made by the San Bernardino City officials. There is an option to this decision and that option is to request that the City of San Bernardino Animal Shelter remain open for a period of 1 year in order to locate and prepare for a new facility that will be run as a non-profit facility for the benefit of the animals and for the residents in the city limits of the City of San Bernardino. Please consider this option as the only option that will suit the needs of the animals and of the residents in this community and allow the existing animal shelter to continue to serve the residents as it as always done until the new, non-profit facility, is ready to take on the responsibility of providing for the animals and residents of the City of San Bernardino. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Green_Da@sbcity.org, burguan_ja@sbcity.org, Miller_An@sbcity.org, lawhead_ri@sbcity.org, Davis_Ca@sbcity.org, marquez_vi@sbcity.org, Nickel_He@sbcity.org, Mulvihill_Ji@sbcity.org, barrios_be@sbcity.org, shorett_fr@sbcity.org, Richard_be@sbcity.org, tran_he@sbcity.org, saenz_ga@sbcity.org, Graham_St@sbcity.org, Marc@MarcSteinorth.com, Miller_An@sbcity.org, mcs1030@aol.com Marc@MarcSteinorth.com,king_ra@sbcity.org, burguan_ja@sbcity.org, Miller_An@sbcity.org, lawhead_ri@sbcity.org, perez_os@sbcity.org, Davis_Ca@sbcity.org, marquez_vi@sbcity.org, Nickel_He@sbcity.org, Mulvihill_Ji@sbcity.org, barrios_be@sbcity.org, shorett_fr@sbcity.org, Richard_be@sbcity.orgPLEASE SPEAK UP , TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE 7000 ANIMALS A YEAR ! Not having a local shelter will impact other shelters in outlying areas , it will affect us all ! 

We need your help today ! San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
16,034 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Congress

Mandatory Sterilization for all State Shelters

According to Americanhumane.org, 56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. Freeing up space through the unfortunately bleak method of euthanization allows more animals to find a forever home and get off the streets because the supply of animals at the shelters is able to meet the demand for healthy, friendly, adoptable animals.  So why are shelters surpassing capacity so often?  Domestic animals are ridiculously overpopulated. It’s not possible to gain precise statistics for homeless cat and dog populations, but as the ASPCA states, about 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. The root of this problem has to do with the fact that only 10% of the animals that shelters take in have been sterilized. In order to understand why mandatory sterilization of every animal that enters a shelter is the most effective solution to domestic animal overpopulation, it is imperative to first understand how explosive domestic animal reproduction truly is. Each female cat can have a litter of about 4 kittens, 3 times a year. The result of this rapid rate of reproduction is an exponentially increasing homeless animal population. SpayUSA has illustrated that, without intervention, more than 2 million litters of unwanted cats are born in eight years from just one cat and its offspring. So far the approach most of society has taken has been a back ended one- euthanizations in shelters and the trapping of feral cats for euthanization. When states try to solve the overpopulation problem with euthanasia only programs, they are guaranteeing the need for more euthanizations in the future because this practice does nothing to stop the domestic animal population’s exponential reproduction rate. Some states have wisely switched to requiring sterilization of all intake domestic animals before adoption and trap and neuter programs of feral cats in areas where bird populations cats prey on are not threatened.  The systemic change has made a big difference in the exponentially increasing homeless domestic animal population, but the change has only occurred in some states. The drastically overpopulated homeless animal population is a problem that calls for a nationwide change; one that is ordered by Congress so that we can tackle the homeless strays on the streets problem efficiently. Some people are opposed to sterilization, but what’s more immoral? The premature death of animals that could be in loving homes or sterilization procedures that will dramatically reduce the need for euthanasia?  People hear that sterilization will change an animal’s personality, but sterilization only makes your pet less aggressive and less likely to roam. There are so many health benefits associated with sterilization that the benefits outweigh the health risks. If you’re still a skeptic, check out this guide that was published by Brown University. But wait! There’s more you can do to change the number of American homeless pets! Our Congressmen and Congresswomen make changes only if we, their constituents, place political pressure on them. Imagine how much more just 50 emails could do! Luckily for you, I’ve written a letter that you can use, and you can find your congressperson’s email address here. This site will allow you to copy and paste the letter written below, and send it through the site itself after typing your email address and choosing a topic! (hint: Mandatory Sterilization for All State Sponsored Shelters is a great subject line.) Dear Congressperson, As your constituent, I urge you to get involved with the American domestic pet overpopulation problem by requiring: 1. All state sponsored shelters to sterilize all domestic intake animals before adoption. 2. All state sponsored feral cat euthanization programs implemented in areas where bird populations cats prey on are not threatened to switch to the Trap Neuter Return program.    Domestic animals are ridiculously overpopulated, and these changes will make a remarkable difference. It’s not possible to gain precise statistics for homeless cat and dog populations, but as the ASPCA states, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. The root of this problem has to do with the fact that only 10% of the animals that shelters take in have been sterilized. In order to understand why mandatory sterilization of every animal that enters a shelter is the most effective solution to domestic animal overpopulation, it is imperative to first understand how explosive domestic animal reproduction truly is. Each female cat can have a litter of about 4 kittens, 3 times a year. The result of this rapid rate of reproduction is an increasing homeless animal population. SpayUSA has illustrated that, without intervention, more than 2 million litters of unwanted cats are produced in eight years from the reproduction of just one cat and its descendants. So far most of society has approached this problem back endedly- with euthanizations in shelters and the trapping of feral cats for euthanization. When states try to solve the overpopulation problem with euthanization only programs, they are guaranteeing the need for more euthanizations in the future because euthanasia does nothing to stop the domestic animal population’s exponential reproduction rate. Some states have wisely switched to requiring sterilization of all intake domestic animals before adoption and Trap Neuter Release programs of feral cats in areas where bird populations are not threatened.  The systemic change has made a big difference in the exponentially expanding homeless domestic animal population, but the change has only occurred in some states. The drastically overpopulated domestic animal population calls for a nationwide change; one that is ordered by Congress so that we can tackle the homeless strays on the streets problem efficiently. I signed the Mandatory Sterilization for all State Sponsored Shelters petition, and I, along with everyone else who signed, would appreciate it if you supported the movement’s cause in Congress.  Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Your constituent                        

Skylar Paris
479 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to ST LOUIS CITY MAYOR LYDA KREWSON 314-622-3201, ALDERMAN TAMMIKA HUBBARD 314-622-3287, LEWIS E. REED 314-622-3287, TODD WAELTERMAN, TISHAURA JONES 314-622-4700, REVEREND LARRY RICE, Mayor Lyda Krewson

TELL the City TO REOPEN Larry Rice's St. Louis City HOMELESS SHELTER.

THIS NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER (NLEC) IS A "WALK-IN" HOMELESS SHELTER THAT HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR 45+ YEARS BY REV. LARRY RICE. THE NLEC PROVIDES SHELTER TO 250 HOMELESS PEOPLE EACH NIGHT AND TO 50 HOMELESS PEOPLE THAT PERMANENTLY RESIDE THERE PARTICIPATING IN RICE'S "INTEGRATED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM" TO RE-ENTER SOCIETY. REV. RICE PROVIDES MANY SERVICES INCLUDING A DAYCARE CENTER TO THOSE MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE CITY OF DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS CLOSED THE SHELTER PERMANENTLY ON APRIL 2, 2017 STATING RICE IS OPERATING WITHOUT AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT.  IT BOILS DOWN TO THIS. THEY ARE CRIMINALIZING THE HOMELESS AND TRYING TO RUN THE HOMELESS OUT OF THE CITY WHICH WILL NOT OCCUR. THIS HOMELESS SHELTER HAS TAKEN CARE OF OUR FORGOTTEN...THE HOMELESS.  THE CLOSING OF REV. RICE'S NLEC HOMELESS SHELTER HAS BEEN DEVASTING TO THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY, THE HOMELESS ADVOCACY GROUPS, THE ALREADY FULL SHELTERS, AND THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSE TO THE CITY ITSELF. THE USE OF THE ST. LOUIS CITY POLICE OFFICERS TO ADDRESS THE CONSEQUENCES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS' POLICIES AND ACTIONS HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY MANY-- INCLUDING OFFICERS THEMSELVES AS CONTRIBUTING TO THE GROWING TENSION BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RESIDENTS THEY ARE SWORN TO "PROTECT AND SERVE." REV. RICE STATES THAT HE IS SIMPLY DOING WHAT GOD HAS CALLED HIM TO DO.  HE CONTINUES BY STATING THAT IT IS SICK THAT JUST BECAUSE HIGH RISE CONDOMINIUMS ARE GOING UP AND THEY DONT WANT THE HOMELESS AROUND.  Mayor Lyda Krewson has quoted as saying "THEY AREN'T HOMELESS THEY ARE FAKING IT AND ARE TOO LAZY TO WORK." SERIOUSLY MAYOR KREWSON????? SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL THE CITY TO REOPEN THE NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER HOMELESS SHELTER. ESPECIALLY SINCE RICE IS COMPLYING WITH THE CITY TO MAKE THE REPAIRS BRINGING THE BUILDING UP TO CODE. TELL THE CITY TO REOPEN REV RICE'S NLEC HOMELESS SHELTER. WE ARE IN NEED OF SHELTERS TO PROVIDE DESPERATE HELP TO THOSE IN NEED.   

Tina Crawford
536 supporters
Update posted 7 months ago

Petition to Board of Directors of the Silver City Gospel Mission

Tell the Silver City Gospel Mission to open the Emergency Winter Shelter for the Homeless

  There are many homeless folks in Grant County, NM and they are going to suffer greatly or even die if they don't get shelter for the winter. It sickens and infuriates me that I am forced  to do this again this year.  The Board of Directors of the Silver City Gospel Mission is once again refusing to open their usual winter shelter. If you remember last year, they initially refused to, and then changed their minds after facing a huge amount of public pressure to do so. Their excuse this time is that last year there were items stolen by people who were paid to staff the shelter. This is an outright lie, however. Firstly, the shelter was run purely by volunteers, so there were no paid workers. Also, there were no reports of any stolen items by anyone at the time. Their other reason for not opening the shelter is that there was damage to the building. The only damage reported, however, was to plumbing that was already in bad shape. Just like last year, the Board of Directors has shown no empathy, and this year they have escalated their despicable behavior by telling boldfaced lies.    I want to make sure I note a few things. First, I have a great appreciation for the wonderful things that the Mission does. Secondly, I have a huge respect for the staff at the Mission, and know that most, if not all, of them want the shelter to open this year. Finally, I want it to be noted that I am not judging the Board members as people, but am once again appalled by their decision. Truly, all we are asking the Mission to follow through with is what they say their vision is. On their website it states, "Our vision is that no one will be hungry or cold in the Silver City area!" To be a good person takes more than just reading the Bible and showing up to church-- surely the Mission Board Members know that in their heart of hearts. We are asking people to let the Mission know that the homeless must be sheltered during the winter to avoid extreme suffering and possible death. This has to be taken care of immediately, and the Mission is the only place that has the capability to do so (in terms of insurance, proper shelter, and funding). Please join us in asking them to reconsider their decision, and to make the compassionate choice to open the shelter. We also encourage you to call or email the Mission Executive Director, Amy Wagner, to express your thoughts on this.(575) 388-5071manager@silvercitygospelmission.org>

It Takes a Village
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