Sometimes we have to stop thinking about our own problems, as important as they might be, and give some thought to animal welfare problems on a larger scale.
This just in from the ASPCA.
The Animal Emergency Planning Act (H.R. 4524), recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, will require facilities such as commercial animal-breeders, zoos and laboratories to create plans for protecting animals in their care during disasters.
These are businesses that make money off of animals, so the least they can do is prepare for their care during natural disasters and emergencies!
But we need representatives to pledge their support by cosponsoring this bill.
You can do your part by calling your congressman or woman to urge support for this bill.
Go to the ASPCA Advocacy Blog here http://www.aspca.org/blog/answer-the-call-to-action-pick-up-the-phone?ms=em_new_blogpost-callyourlawmaker for more details about the bill, for contact information for your representative, and for detailed information about what to do and what to say.
And while you’re at it sign up to receive ASPCA Advocacy Alerts.
Then go out and play with your pets and tell them how lucky they are (and how lucky you are) that you can all be together!
Speaking of having fun together, are you coming to Every Dog Has Its Day?
It’s on October 19 at Fallbrook Recreation Center – the annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Walk and People and Pets Celebration.
Sign-in starts at 11 a.m. and it’s much smoother and less expensive if you preregister.
Find out more and sign up at http://www.oswegohumane.org/
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.
Our office is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego, NY.
Phone: (315) 207-1070.
Email: [email protected]
Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other!