The Arizona State Legislature has just introduced SB 1493, a bill made up of several bad measures aimed at trouncing our public initiative process. This anti-voter omnibus bill creates numerous specifications that would enable large amounts of signatures to be thrown out on a technicality. These impediments would make it much more difficult for citizens to get a measure on the ballot.
Too Many Cats? We Can Fix That!
To learn more about trap neuter return and how to get started, please join us at this event on March 23!
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Please help stop bills in the Arizona Legislature that are aimed at weakening our public initiative process. These measures, if passed, would have a devastating effect on our citizen initiatives, our most powerful tool for helping animals.
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Every spring thousands of homeless kittens come into animal shelters in Maricopa County. Most do not get out alive. Before temperatures rise and cats go into heat, the Spay Neuter Hotline is asking people to stop procrastinating, and get companion cats fixed, and also take advantage of ADLA's Trap Neuter Return program to sterilize stray and free-roaming cats in Valley neighborhoods. Few cats are in heat in January, but the number begins to increase in February.
The Animal Defense League of Arizona has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for an investigation of its Phoenix employee Russell Files, who has been accused of animal cruelty. Files is an agent of Wildlife Services, a program of the USDA.
The Yuma City Council will consider changes to the feral cat program which will allow vouchers to be used for spay and neuter of feral cats.
Currently residents can get vouchers to trap feral cats and take them to the Humane Society where they are often euthanized, as they are unadoptable.
Advocates of trap, neuter, and return (TNR) have requested the option for vouchers to be used for sterilizing cats. Trap, Neuter, and R
Instead of finding ways to coexist with Gunnison's prairie dogs, the city of Flagstaff has hired an exterminator to poison a colony in the public Fo
The bill to exempt ranch dogs from cruelty laws passed the Arizona Senate by just one vote and was transfered to the House for final consideration.
The bill that would exempt ranch dogs from animal cruelty laws is nearing a final vote in the Arizona Legislature. Please contact your state senator today and ask him/her to oppose HB 2780! For information click here.