Rita De Ferrary
US Virgin Islands Mandatory Spay Neuter Legislation
The overpopulation of unwanted companion pets in the US Virgin Islands is a tragic and avoidable crises, resulting in our shelters overrun with unwanted puppies, dogs, kittens and adult cats, thousands euthanized due to not enough homes.The goal is simple, to decrease the number of unwanted animals that suffer and die on the streets, in backyards, and decrease the risk to public health and safety, and reduce the cost to our local government and shelters for picking up strays, impounding and tragically having to destroy these otherwise healthy animals. Exceptions to mandatory spay neuter laws can include breeders licenses and medically unfit as certified by a licensed veterinarian.Enacting a mandatory spay neuter law would prevent new litters of homeless animals dumped into the streets, turned into our shelters and rescue groups, giving the animals in shelters a better chance of finding homes. Please sign this petition to lend your support to this important legislation and to the animals who suffer and die for no other reason than they are not wanted.