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Help needed to reform Tennessee shelter

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Member Since
08/27/2013
 
 
Barked: Tue Aug 27, '13 5:13am PST 
We're urgently looking for help in getting much-needed reforms for the Jackson County Rabies Control shelter in Tennessee. This is a small, out-of-date shelter in a place with a high number of owner surrenders and a strong dogfighting culture, which means they are euthing every day - normally by heartstick. There is no attempt to spay and neuter or even to advertise animals up for adoption, other than on a volunteer FB page. There is a great group of volunteers working desperately to save these animals, but they fight a losing battle when local officials turn a blind eye to this place and refuse to fund programmes or a better approach.

A petition has been started, and calls are being made to the county and state governments. A protest is also being set up, and there's a reform page on FB for more information. Please take a look and sign the petition so we can start getting information. Please DO NOT call the shelter - there are animal groups attempting to rescue all the time, and it's important that the phone lines stay open for them to get through.

http://www.change.org/petitions/citizens-to-the-rescue-of-jackso n-tn-animals-change-the-conditions-and-treatment-of-animals-in-jacks on-rabies-control
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Member Since
08/27/2013
 
 
Barked: Tue Aug 27, '13 5:17am PST 
Forgot to add the reform page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reform-Jackson-Rabies-Control/2161693 58540857
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