Saturday, January 28, 2012

Florida Animal Rescue Act, the 2nd half

This is, in my opinion, even more important. This would keep all shelters and rescues from over-zealous staff who may feel no one is good enough to adopt their dogs. It would require them to report their numbers. Wow, sunshine! Many private shelters are not required to report their numbers so can hide behind the no-kill philosophy all the while fudging the numbers by killing less desirable animals. I know this happens. I have seen it with my own eyes. Then if anything is said, you will lose your job. I WANT my shelters to be transparent. I want to know who is being good and who is slacking. Please contact your representative and ask them to support the Florida Animal Rescue Act.
The Second half
(8) An animal control agency or animal shelter shall provide for public inspection a monthly summary that includes the number of animals, by species type, during the previous month which: (a) Were impounded; (b) Were euthanized by the animal control agency or animal shelter; (c) Died, were lost, or were stolen while in the direct or constructive care of the animal control agency or animal shelter; (d) Were returned to their owners; (e) Were adopted; (f) Were transferred to other organizations or rescue groups; or (g) Remain in the custody of the agency or shelter. (9) Each animal control agency or animal shelter shall provide for public inspection an annual summary that includes the number of animals, by species type, during the previous calendar year which: (a) Were impounded; (b) Were euthanized by the animal control agency or animal shelter; (c) Died, were lost, or were stolen while in the direct or constructive care of the animal control agency or animal shelter; (d) Were returned to their owners; (e) Were adopted; (f) Were transferred to other organizations or rescue groups; or 181 (g) Remain in the custody of the agency or shelter. Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.

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