Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HB409: bad for counties, bad for animals in Georgia.

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HB 409 Details

Opposition Statement by Georgia Animal Control (PDF):
GA Animal Control Assoc opposes HB409! http://j.mp/YxXsGU #PetRescue #GAPOL

State Representatives attending tomorrows hearing and able to vote this forward or put a stop to it HERE and NOW.

Albany Dist 154 Winfred Dukes  wwdukes_2000@yahoo.com   229.432.9891 


Ambrose GA District 169 Chuck.sims@house.ga.gov 404 656 7855|912.384.1234

Athens UGA Dist 117 Regina Quick Regina.quick@house.ga.gov



Atlanta [Ponce & Moreland] Dist 58 Simone Bell  Simone.bell@house.ga.gov 404.656.0325 

Avondale Estates Dist 87 Coach Earnest Williams Earnest.williams@house.ga.gov 404 656 0202

Brunswick Dist 127 Jeff Chapmanjeff.chapman@house.ga.gov, 404 656 0126 

Canton Dist 22 Calvin Hill Calvin.hill@house.ga.gov  404 656 7855|678.493.7257 

Carrolton Dist 18 Kevin Cooke Kevin.cooke@house.ga.gov  Carrollton

Clarksville Dist 10 Terry Rogers Terry.rogers@house.ga.gov 404 656 0178 706.754.0706
ConyerDist 113 Pam Dickerson  Pam.dickerson@house.ga.gov404 656 0314,  

Eastman Dist 149 Jimmy Pruett Jimmy.Pruett@house.ga.gov  404.656.3947|478.374.4316

Holly Springs, N. Cobb Scot Turner Scot.Turner@house.ga.gov 404 656 0314

Sandersville Dist 128 Mack Jackson Mack.jackson@house.ga.gov 404 656 031

Woodstock Dist 20  Micheal Caldwell Michael.caldwell@house.ga.gov 404.656.7859 





Sample email:  Vote No on HB 409


 

Hi Rep. ____________

Sample Greeting I don’t know if you remember me, but I came out and tried to help on your campaign when you first ran for office.  I had connected with your Mom, --------. Hope your parents and you are well.




Like most folks, I know that you are a compassionate person who loves animals.  Did you know an estimated 300,000 pets are killed in GA shelters every year because people do not spay and neuter their animals?  Georgia Taxpayers already spend at the County Level an estimated statewide aggregate cost of $100 million a year running animal control and euthanizing 1000's of animals, 85% are estimated to be adoptable. The numbers are cited in the proposal to solve this problem, once and for all, by the SEPRR 3 Year Free Spay Neuter Program, 
details can be viewed here


 Did you know that animal controls across our state want to put an end to this senseless waste thru low cost and free spay neuter?  While Georgia's current practices are already deemed a wasteful practice, this bill comes along and will only make the problem explode! 


Ask your county officials how much they budget for animal control every year. Then ask them how many animals that are otherwise adoptable must be killed, and how few are ever rescued. Then ask them how much it would cost to run a county wide spay neuter program, and how much money it would save over the near and long term. I am all about saving tax payers money, and when it can save lives too, especially in a humane manner, then so much the better. 

Rescues and county/city animal controls all over the state are combating this senseless killing of our beautiful, healthy homeless pets.  Coincidently, perhaps even fortuitously, tomorrow at 3 PM there will be a press conference addressing this very crisis at which Ag Commissioner Gary Black will speak. You are invited.(View Press Conference Details Here)


At 1 PM there will be a hearing on HB 409 which will set GA back twenty years if passed. It puts great restrictions on local counties and cities to enact their own animal welfare laws from regulating spay and neuter to tethering.  I have heard from the GA Animal Control Association, individual Animal Control Directors, prosecutors, solicitors and rescues working to reduce the killing of 300,000 GA pets. 


All are opposed to HB 409. I’m afraid that special interest groups may be trying to affect GA law for their own profit and other endeavors.  There will be a fact sheet coming out on this, but this bill was just introduced and we have had short notice to oppose it. 


I appeal to your decency as a humane person to vote NO on this bill should it come up for a vote.  Thank you. 


I will be at the Capitol tomorrow and will look for you.

Yours,


NAME

Rome GA No Offers on 15 Pets on Kill List. URGENT!



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RT @SEPRR URGENT! Must Speak Up TODAY! Rome GA No Offers on 15 Pets on Kill List.  http://ow.ly/i4OY2

Please crosspost~forward~network asap--only hours left!!! Shelter held over many dogs last week--these 2nd chance doggies are in extreme danger of death--most are sponsored--they are those who will die first for lack of space.  Their id numbers are 140 through 369--the dog who has been held the longest is 1 yr old Rojo--#140--he will not make it without a commitment TODAY!!! 
OMG ! TODAY DEADLINE (TUESDAY)
AND NO OFFERS for these dogs !!
WE NEED at least 10 empty cages
in order to spare lives --
THIS IS HORRIBLE
PLEASE HELP US GET THEM OUT ALIVE
Some of these dogs were held over
BECAUSE OF THEIR GREAT personalities -
- they've been given another chance -
- please don't let them die for space !!
WE THANK THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED,
-- we Love you and Appreciate you SO MUCH --
but we are STILL IN TROUBLE
please help us network to save these lives !!
BEGGING for the lives you see below
-- ACT NOW PLEASE --
SHELTER IS BURSTING AT THE SEAMS,,
LOWEST NUMBERS DIE FIRST
them and the Pitties!!
TOO MANY DOGS
-- WE NEED HELP--
BEGGING PLEASE !
THEY LEAVE OR DIE !!
Please make your offer as quickly as possible ~ any delay could be the difference between LIFE & DEATH
Too many animals die all the time for no good reason other than"space",,,
If you cannot rescue,, but would like to offer money to sponsor a dog,, please let us know,,
plenty of times rescuers Want to help,,
but financially can't,,
so dogs with sponsor money have a better chance
id#0140Shepard / pittie mix_ male_ "ROJO$50 SPONSOR _Protected his home and bit a trespasser,, owner dumped here to die,,,SAVE HIM PLEASE,, he has NOT bitten or done anything wrong here !!! -- LOOK at him -- he's scared here,, please help !!,, http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8467031-rome-georgia-shepherd-unknown-type-mix
Shepherd (Unknown Type)/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adption in
 Rome, Georgia - 13D-0140 (1/28)
id# 0234_ Pittie mix _ male __ $100 SPONSOR"LUCKY"_ poor boy dumped to die by his owners because the neighbors didn't like him !!,, NOT FAIR what happened to him,,, seems like they should have gotten rid of the neighbors,, VERY NICE DOG,,, Please save his life !! http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8441849-rome-georgia-pit-bull-terrier-mix
Pit
 Bull
 Terrier/Bulldog Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0234(2/5)
id#0278 Border collie mix_ male_$85 SPONSOR "JACK"_ already neutered,, owner surrender because he nipped a smaller dog http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8497165-rome-georgia-labrador-retriever-mix
Labrador Retriever/Border Collie
 Mix Dog for adption in Rome,
 Georgia
 -
 13D-0278 (2/13)
id#0299 Chocolate lab / hound ? mix_ female_'BROWNIE"__very adorable girl who just wants to be your best friend -- please save her
Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0299 (2/10)
id#0312 Boxer mix _female__$85 SPONSOR "LACIE"__shelter has labeled as a pitbull,,PLEASE SAVE THIS DARLING,, don't let her die ,, it's not fair !!http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8467223-rome-georgia-american-pit-bull-terrier-mix
American
 Pit Bull Terrier/Bulldog Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0312 (2/10)
id#0315 Bulldog mix_ male_  $160 SPONSOR  'BABY BOBBY"__easy going andREALLY CUTE and just a baby,, maybe a year old if that,,
American Pit Bull Terrier/Bulldog Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0315 (2/11)
id#0339 Mountain Cur mix _female LAUREL$85 SPONSORSHIP_Soobedient and calm,, PLEASE Save her !!
id#0350 Bulldog mix $100 SPONSOR"OREO"_ female_LOOK at this submissive PuPPy face !! DON'T LET HER BEHIND TO DIE !!http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8497358-rome-georgia-bulldog-mix
id#0351 Pitbull mix_ LOST__male_ found wearing red harness__can someone PUT HIM ON FACEBOOK,, can we find his owners ?THEY HAVEN'T FOUND HIM HERE :(http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8497390-rome-georgia-pit-bull-terrier-mix 
Pit Bull Terrier/Bulldog Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0351 (2/17)
id#0361 Mountain Cur mix _male_ HOBART LOVE THAT FACE and EARS !! Smiling boy needs YOUR help to live -- Help him Please !!http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8497413-rome-georgia-mountain-cur-mix
Mountain Cur Mix
 Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0361 (2/18)
id#0369 Bulldog mix_female_ $100 SPONSOR"DELILAH"_ Really SWEET girl dumped to Die,,, she's in a Concrete cell,, IS THIS THE LAST TIME she'll ever see the sunlight ? Please help !! VERY PUPPISH AND HAPPY GIRLhttp://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8500983-rome-georgia-bulldog-mix
id# 0386_ Pittie mix _ male_ "CHARLIE"__ What an Adorable boy -- please save him !! http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8526246-rome-georgia-pit-bull-terrier-mix
Pit Bull Terrier/Bulldog Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0386 (2/22)

id#0419 Pitbull / dalmation  ? mix_"PONGO"_ male_ EMACIATED__ PLEASE save him and show him Love,, he's been through starvation and so much http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8529793-rome-georgia-pit-bull-terrier-mix

id#0422 Austrailian Cattle dog mix_""LITTLE BIT""_male_ PUPPY - 8 months old__ LOVES KIDS !! http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8526428-rome-georgia-labrador-retriever-mix

Labrador Retriever/Australian
 Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adption in Rome, Georgia - 13D-0422 (2/25)
id#0435 Boxer / bulldog ? mix_ male_ "BINGO"__ was with friend on the side of the road,, only he came to the woman that stopped,, little friend ran away,,, please save him !! http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8530773-rome-georgia-bulldog-mix

Please,, Please say that you have room in your heart and home for them. You will not regret it,,
YOU MUST WRITE__ " RESCUE OFFER " in the subject line of the email
OR WE WILL MISS THE OFFER OF RESCUE /ADOPTION AND THEY WILL BE KILLED! -
and
Poor babies are located here : 
Floyd County animal shelter, Rome GA 
telephone number: _706-236-4545
_ (tel:706-236-4545)