|Petition: Don't Repeal Hayden|
Goal: 25,000 Nationwide signatures
Current: 23,565 Nationwide Signatures
California's impounded animals are in extreme danger! Governor Brown and our political representatives may repeal The Hayden Law at any time due to budget cuts. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN OR THE KILLING AND SUFFERING COULD INCREASE GREATLY!
Stray Cat Alliance supports the attached petition, as 70-90% of all impounded cats do not leave California shelters alive. The percentage for dogs is extremely high as well. The Hayden Law was innovative and groundbreaking, but of course it did not do near enough to protect impounded animals to give them a better chance at life. YOU can help save their lives with your signature and also by contacting Governor Brown's office and your representatives to tell them your views. Please be polite and state facts!
Dear Animal Lover,
I sought legal counsel from a renowned animal advocate attorney to confirm in fact that The Hayden Law was in danger. They stated:
"YES, Governor Jerry Brown WILL be seeking repeal of those provisions of The Hayden Law found to be "reimbursable state mandates."
See provisions of the Hayden Law which are at risk.
Governor Brown is seeking to repeal ALL of the provisions of The Hayden Law that the Commission on Mandates ruled to be "reimbursable state mandates" For reference see http://www.csm.ca.gov/sodscan/98tc11sod.pdf and the 2006 Adoption of Parameters and Guidelines http://www.csm.ca.gov/sodscan/203.pdf.
This is URGENT. Change can happen at any time. Please sign this petition and then call and send letters/faxes, as we would like to show Governor Brown that we stand for the animals who cannot speak for themselves. We are seeking 10,000 signatures as an initial petition, then if necessary will continue to send him more.
I will fly to Sacramento with this petition and personally deliver it to the Governor and appropriate representatives - but YOU must take the next step!
Please do your part and sign this petition, then forward to everyone you know far and wide. Ask them to protect innocent animals who for no fault of their own, landed in the California "animal shelter" system. The Hayden Law is just minimal protection for these animals and currently is the only protection they have to provide needed medical care and an extended stay at the shelters to allow their owners to redeem or to facilitate an adoption.
Click here for sample letters and the steps to take to contact the Governor with talking points.
Contact Governor Jerry Brown, and tell him you OPPOSE the repeal of any portion of The Hayden Law. At a time when other states in the U.S. are enacting legislation to advance the protection of animals in shelters, California should not be stepping backwards.
Click here to find your representatives and tell them how you feel about The Hayden Law.
Californians favor life over death, and thus the adoption, rather than killing, of shelter animals. Thank you for your compassion.
Who's Already Signed?
|kathleen gallagher||worthington OH||almost all of my pets are rescues. they are mine because some shelter cared for them until i could give them a hme. give these animals a chance ddonated goods and services does't cost the state of california any money.||Jul. 14th, 2013 1pm|
|Zaharia Sarros||Geraldton AL||Jul. 14th, 2013 1am|
|Kathie Sullivan-Parkes||Enfield CT||To repeal The Hayden Law shows the state just how little Gov. Brown actually cares about the welfare of animals that sadly end up in shelters. His "Just kill them" attitude makes one wonder what else he doesn't give a crap about other things that people of the state really care about. This is wrong, he is wrong and he needs his sorry ass removed.||Jul. 14th, 2013 12am|
|Christina Becker||Newfield NY||Jul. 14th, 2013 12am|
|Patricia Addonizio||West Orange NJ||Don't do this to the animals give them a chance...||Jul. 13th, 2013 11pm|
|maryann harris||garden grove CA||Jul. 11th, 2013 5pm|
|Karen Ferguson||Bristol PA||Jun. 7th, 2013 7pm|
|JoDell Stansel||Alvin TX||Jun. 6th, 2013 1pm|
|Marleen Robinson||Ellenboro NC||Jun. 5th, 2013 9pm|
|Curran Beard||Pinellas Park FL||Jun. 5th, 2013 8pm|