[ SHOWGSD-L ] Action Alert on Fort Worth, TX, animal ordinance

  • From: Diane Brantley <texasgsds@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:50:38 -0700 (PDT)

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--- On Fri, 7/24/09, Responsible Pet Owners Alliance <rpoa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Responsible Pet Owners Alliance <rpoa@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Action Alert on Fort Worth, TX, animal ordinance
To: rpoa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, July 24, 2009, 11:15 AM


TX-RPOA E-News
> From RPOA Texas Outreach and
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
"Animal welfare, not animal 'rights'
and, yes, there is a difference."
Permission granted to crosspost.

July 24, 2009
Action Alert!
Time to kick off the Fort Worth Campaign!  Phone, Fax and email all below and 
send them this excellent analysis of the FAILURE of the Los Angeles County, CA, 
Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance.  The Los Angeles County ordinance was touted 
as a "successful model" to get the San Antonio and Dallas ordinances passed in 
Texas.

The Animal Rights Industry is already sending out alerts for the August 11th 
City Council Meeting.  Put it on your calendar:  7:00 pm at City Hall. We'll be 
issuing alerts on different issues in the ordinance on a regular basis.  Today 
is Mandatory Pet Spay/Neuter.

Thanks to John Yates for permission to edit his article for use in our Texas 
battles.  For out-of-towners, tell them you don't want this to pass in Fort 
Worth because it will be in your city next!
___________________________________

New Data Shows Slaughterhouse
After Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Law

LA Shelter Admissions and Euthanasia 11 Times Higher Than State Average

by JOHN YATES
American Sporting Dog Alliance
http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org
asda@xxxxxxxxxxxx

SACRAMENTO, CA (July 10. 2009) - Yesterday, the California Department of
Public Health released 2008 annual data for every county's animal shelter 
system.

In comparison to 2007 data, last year saw an expected increase in shelter 
admissions, owner surrenders, abandoned dogs and euthanasia rates that can be 
attributed mostly to the severe recession that has devastated the entire 
state's economy.

But one county's animal control and sheltering program stood out as being 11 
times worse off than the rest of the state: Los Angeles County, which passed a 
mandatory spay and neuter ordinance last year. The data conclusively
proves the murderous impact of pet sterilization mandates that far exceeds 
anything that can be attributed to the statewide recession.

This data has special importance now, as the California Assembly is considering 
Senate Bill 250, which would mandate the sterilization of almost every dog in 
the state, either directly or indirectly. If California follows the path of 
destruction caused by the Los Angeles ordinance, passage of SB 250 will become 
an unfunded mandate to the counties to handle 11 times as many dogs and cats at 
animal shelters, and to kill 11 times more of them, the data shows clearly.

If the state mirrors the Los Angeles statistics, counties would have to pay for 
handling 4.4 million dogs and cats a year (up from 402,430 in 2008), and 
killing 1.7 million dogs (up from 153,793 in 2008).

Here is a summary of yesterday's release of the statewide shelter data:

*   In 2008, 404,430 animals were admitted to shelters statewide, an increase 
of 42,422 from 2007. That is an 11.8-percent increase.

*   In 2008, 96,630 animals were admitted to the Los Angeles County sheltering 
system, which is a 55,178 increase from 2007. This is a 133-percent increase in 
the year after a spay/neuter mandate was passed into law. If compared to the 
state, it is apparent that Los Angeles County alone exceeded the entire 
statewide increase in shelter admissions, and is 11 times higher than the state 
average.

*   Euthanasia data is equally dramatic. In 2008, the entire state saw a 
16.4-percent increase in euthanasia, to 153,793 (an increase of 21,677).

*   However, almost all of the entire statewide increase in shelter euthanasia 
came from Los Angeles County alone, in the year following a
mandatory pet sterilization ordinance. The Los Angeles County shelter system 
euthanasia rate rose by an incredible 178-percent in the year following the 
ordinance. In 2007, 12,118 dogs had to be killed in the county. In 2008, this 
soared to 33,601 dogs.

The American Sporting Dog Alliance wants our readers to check out the official 
shelter data, and to verify that all of our assertions are true and accurate. 
We are not exaggerating. This is how the official data adds up.

Here is a link to view the data:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/LocalRabiesControlActivities.aspx

In Los Angeles, following the spay/neuter ordinance, this has included a 
107-percent increase in animal control captures of abandoned dogs, a 
163-percent increase in owner surrenders by people who cannot afford to keep 
their pets and comply with the law, and a 153-percent increase in abandoned
dogs brought to the shelters by good Samaritans, the official state data shows.

The images of what would happen statewide if SB 250 passes are truly 
frightening to comprehend, based on what actually has happened in Los Angeles, 
and what also has happened in every community in America that has passed a 
similar law.

The results will be dramatic increases in municipal costs for animal control 
and sheltering, with the most terrible price paid by the millions of dogs that 
will be killed needlessly because of this kind of law.

Please help stop the madness in Texas and contact all below:

Mailing Address:
City of Fort Worth
1000 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

City Manager Dale Fisseler
Phone:  (817) 392-6116
Fax:  (817) 392-6134
E-mail:  dale.fisseler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mayor Mike Moncrief
Phone:  (817) 392-6118
Fax:  (817) 392-2409
E-mail:  mayor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mayor Pro Tem Kathleen Hicks
Phone:  (817) 392-8808
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 2 Councilman Sal Espino
Phone:  (817) 392-8802
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 3 Councilman W.B. "Zim" Zimmerman
Phone:  (817) 392-8803
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
Email:  District3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 4 Councilman Danny Scarth
Phone:  (817) 392-8804
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 5 Councilman Frank Moss
Phone:  (817) 392-8805
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 6 Councilman Jungus Jordan
Phone:  (817) 392-8806
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 7 Councilman Carter Burdette
Phone:  (817) 392-8807
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

District 9 Councilman Joel Burns
Phone:  (817) 392-8809
Fax:  (817) 392-6187
E-mail:  District9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Brandon Bennett
Code Compliance Director
Phone:  (817) 392-6322
Fax:  (817) 870-2249
E-mail:  Brandon.Bennett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Keane Menefee
Animal Care and Control
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone:  (817) 392-7020
Fax:  (817) 561-3741
Keane.Menefee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

James Agyemang
Animal Care and Control
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone:  (817) 392-7020
Fax:  (817) 561-3741
James.Agyemang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Letters to Editor
http://www.star-telegram.com/245/story/918445.html

Managing Editor Lois Norder,
817-390-7209, lnorder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deputy Managing Editor Kathy Vetter,
817-390-7380, vetter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Asst. Managing Editor Steve Kaskovich,
817-390-7773, skaskovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Metro Editor Lee Williams,
817-390-7840, leewilliams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

RPOA Texas Outreach (501C4 Nonprofit)
www.rpoatexasoutreach.org
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance (501C3 Nonprofit)
www.responsiblepetowners.org

900 NE Loop 410  #311-D
San Antonio, TX  78209
$15 Annual dues (January - December)
To subscribe, contact rpoa@xxxxxxxxx





      
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