Want to HELP shelter animals?
Do you want to help keep euthanasia rates down at the Dallas Animal Shelter and give shelter dogs a fighting chance? Legislation has been introduced to end the killing of animals out of convenience. If this law passes, no healthy animals will be euthanized when there is space available at the shelter. And yes, as outrageous as that sounds, this does happen regularly now.
The proposed LAW:
SB 1781 would make it illegal for shelters in the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, El Paso, and Austin to kill animals when there are empty cages or animals can safely share kennels or cages (although this is already standard operating procedure in Austin). If this bill was in effect when the Aussie dogs were at the Dallas shelter, they would not have been euthanized. This is a reasonable and sensible bill.
Here is the link to bill SB1781
What YOU can do:
If you live in Texas, please contact your State Senator and ask him/her to cosponsor SB 1781. You can find out who that person is here. You can help make this bill become a reality from the comfort of your living room: Copy/ Paste / Add Names / Send.
Dear Senator (insert your Senator’s name here)
I am writing you today to ask you for your support in passing SB 1781. I strongly support bill SB 1781 and feel as though this law will protect the shelter animals from unnecessary and unconditional euthanasia due to perceived budgetary pressures, convenience, or staffing issues. Please co-sponsor SB 1781.
Thank you for your service to the people and the animals of the City of Dallas and the great State of Texas.
(Insert Your name and address)
“Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” – Antonine de Saint Exupéry
SHARE and SPREAD the WORD:
Please share with your friends that live in Texas so that they can let their Senator know they support this bill too.
WHY is this important?
Everyday dogs are euthanized while there is still empty space in the shelter. Healthy dogs including shy or scared dogs, deserve time to adjust. Everyday shy and unsocial dogs are not given their 72 hour hold period and unjustly euthanized. potentially before their owners can find them. This bill will help address those issues.
Want to LEARN MORE?
Come to the Oak Cliff Animal Initiative Saturday, March 28th from 10 am-12 pm