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Bitch Noone Wanted
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From RPOA Texas Outreach and
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
"Animal welfare, not animal 'rights'
and, yes, there is a difference."
Crossposting is encouraged.
August 18, 2011

San Antonio "animal rights" activists have a short memory. In 2007 San
Antonio passed Mandatory Spay/Neuter of all dogs over 6 months or dog owners
were required to purchase an Intact Dog Permit. This was rescinded two
years later as a failure- unenforceable. Gary Hendel, Animal Care Services
director, said at the time that the only dog owners who purchased the Intact
Dog Permits were those who were reclaiming impounded dogs from his Facility.
San Antonio is the only city to rescind Mandatory Pet Spay/Neuter to our
All emphasis is on Free and Low Cost Pet Spay/Neuter Programs in San Antonio
and none on keeping pets confined to their yards. It's unrealistic to think
this will ever solve their stray animal problem. Hello ... the word is
Ignore the stats below as San Antonio ACS is playing a shell game to become
"No Kill."

Animal Advocates Call for Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Dogs in San Antonio

S.A. animal advocates call for mandatory spay-neuter of dogs | kens5.com San Antonio
S.A. animal advocates call for mandatory spay-neuter of dogs | kens5.com San Antonio

by Wendy Rigby / KENS 5
Updated Tuesday, Aug 16 at 5:21 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- It's an issue that stirs strong emotions. What is the best
way to control San Antonio's large stray animal population without killing
too many unwanted dogs and cats?

One animal advocacy group took to the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to call
for action.

The Hailey Foundation, an animal advocacy group, is calling for a law
requiring dog owners to spay or neuter their outside pets. But Animal Care
Services says that's probably not the answer.

Two-legged animals advocates and their four-legged friends took to city hall
to call for action by the City Council. These pet lovers believe mandatory
spay-neutering for outside dogs would get to the root of the Alamo City's
lingering stray problem.

"They need to make it a general rule," said Joel Hailey, of the Hailey
Foundation. "It would be easier to enforce. If that's the law, then people
would be educated on the need for spay-neuter."

At ACS, director Gary Hendel said people tend to ignore such laws. He added
that it hasn't worked well in other cities.
"What we're trying to do in San Antonio is combine careful enforcement with
incentives as opposed to mandatory spay-neuter where you want to hit
somebody over the head," Hendel stated.

Hailey contended that "anybody who can afford to have a dog, to pay the
hundreds of dollars per year to feed the dog, plus veterinary costs, can
certainly afford low cost spay-neuter. We have free spay-neuter clinics in
the city all the time."

The number of animals euthanized at ACS crept up last year. The shelter said
that's because it brought in 8,000 more animals.'

While it won't be a "no-kill" shelter by 2012, ACS is still moving in that
"Our goal is to be no-kill of all healthy, treatable animals," Hendel said.

Four years ago, less than 10 percent of those strays were being saved. Now,
50 percet are saved.

ACS said many of its campaigns to convince people to rescue animals are
working. Last month, ACS adopted out a record 450 dogs and cats.

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Geez. Don't these whack jobs have anything better to do than assassinate our dogs' balls?

Bitch Noone Wanted
8,939 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
lmfaoooo Lindsay is what I said as well :p
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