Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
- Responsible dog owners and breeders are encouraged to contact the members of your city council as well as the Ventura County Supervisors in opposition to this measure. A sample letter to personalize is attached. The cities of Ventura, Simi Valley and Oxnard are listed first as they are expected to take up this issue in March.
Ventura, Ca 93002-0099
Councilmembers may be contacted via telephone at 805-654-7827 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Oxnard, CA 93030
Moorpark, CA 93021
250 Central Avenue
Fillmore, CA 93015
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Camarillo, CA 93010
Vice Mayor Charlotte Craven
Councilmember Mike Morgan
Councilmember Don Waunch
Councilmember Kevin Kildee
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Vice Mayor Robert S. Gonzales
Councilmember Richard C. Cook
Councilmember Ralph J. Fernandez
Councilmember James Tovias
401 South Ventura Street
P.O. Box 1570
Ojai, CA 93024
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This is a letter faxed and mailed today to the cities who will decide about moving forward the breed-specific MSN proposal for Ventura County. I provided here both the letter along with contact information and faxes for your use. Feel free to use talking points from this letter in your communication with the legislators. Thank you for taking the time to contact these cities regarding this important issue.
Monday, March 12, 2012
|Ask Chula Vista Council to Oppose MSN TOMORROW (3/13)|
|Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:09:45 -0400|
|AKC's Government Relations Department <email@example.com>|
- Attend the Chula Vista City Council Meeting on Tuesday March 13th and speak against the proposed ordinance. Please ask that the item be removed from the agenda and that a stakeholder group be convened to discuss appropriate regulations for kennels and catteries.
- Contact the Mayor and City Council members and ask them to oppose this ordinance as drafted:
Friday, March 9, 2012
- Mandatory spay/neuter results in increased shelter intakes and deaths wherever it has been tried.
- Existing leash and confinement laws should be enforced to effectively reduce shelter numbers.
- Attempts to single out certain breeds are both impractical and unfair to responsible owners.
- Breed-specific legislation has been successfully challenged and overturned in courts.
- A mandatory spay and neuter law against "pit bulls" cannot be adequately enforced as "pit bull" is not a breed of dog. Animal control officers would be charged with making subjective determinations as to a dog's breed thus opening municipalities to liability in the event of false identification.