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Send a Letter to Stop Trap & Kill in Randolph, Iowa

Within the last day, there has been national media frenzy over a story in Randolph,

Iowa (pop. 209) where the mayor has instituted a $5 bounty payment on the catching

and delivering of live cats and dogs. Once surrendered, the mayor would have them

taken to a local vet to be killedNot only is the practice inhumane and ineffective,

 it could result in the surrendering of companion cats and dogs.Alley Cat Allies

has been hard at work reaching out to Mayor Vance Trively, requesting that he put

 an immediate stop to his trap-and-kill policy and encouraging him to implement a

 Trap-Neuter-Return program.

Residents are concerned about the plan devised by the mayor, voted on by the city

council, and implemented March 1st. But they need your help to get the Mayor’s attention.

Becky Robinson, President of Alley Cat Allies, has both spoken to Mayor Tively and

sent him a letter explaining what Trap-Neuter-Return is and why it has proven to be

the most effective, humane method of managing outdoor cat populations.

Still, the mayor refused our help, saying he would only listen to us if we

 attended the city council meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2008 to voice our opinion.

With your help, we will continue to push for an immediate discontinuation of the

bounty and implementation of Trap-Neuter-Return.

The government leaders of Randolph, IA do not have access to fax or e-mail.

Please voice your opposition by following the instructions on our Action Center

to send a letter to the city asking them to stop this practice.

Click here to send a letter now.

Sincerely,
Alley Cat Allies

 

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March 14, 2008 - Posted by | Rescue

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