It’s totally not Spitz related – but…

March 24, 2008


Katie, who blogs at, adopted Harvey one year ago today. Harv is a little black senior pit bull who, by all the statistics, shouldn’t have made it out of the shelter. Katie is a really wonderful person (and a gifted writer) and I think she and Harv are pretty darn lucky to have each other.

Harvey sounds like SUCH a character in her posts. You should all go read them. 🙂

Heads up! Mandatory Spay Neuter Ordinance in Dallas!

March 24, 2008

Crossposted because I’m lazy – a real post on this topic today. If you live in Dallas, PLEASE contact your city council member TODAY!

From Responsible Pet Owners Alliance, the reasonable voice regarding animal issues in Texas.
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance is an animal welfare organization, not “animal rights” and, yes, there is a difference. Permission granted to crosspost.

March 21, 2008
Action Alert for Dallas, Texas!

After being told repeatedly that nothing was in writing yet, Responsible Pet Owners Alliance finally received a copy of the Chapter 7 Animal Ordinance Revisions under an Open Records Act Request. As we notified you previously, this was unanimously approved by the Dallas Animal Shelter Commission in January — exactly one month after passage of the onerous San Antonio ordinance. It must have been in the hopper … waiting. The Revisions are tentatively scheduled to be presented to the Quality of Life Committee for consideration in late April but that date could change at any time. We have no objection to the Dangerous Dogs Section as it appears to be well written with due process provisions. However we do oppose the sections
below because they are not in the best interests of the animals nor their owners:

  1. Pet Limits. (Dallas has no pet limits now.)
  2. Mandatory Spay/Neuter Requirements and Breeder Permits ($500 per animal, not allowed in residental areas) for dogs and cats.
  3. No Tethering or confinement of less than 150 square feet
  4. Miscellaneous Section which includes a Fine Schedule for violations and criminal and civil penalties which are “per day per dog.”

This ordinance means fewer homes for pets, more animals killed by Dallas Animal Services and mixed breeds will become extinct among other concerns. People will be forced to buy only registered dogs and cats the Animal Services director decides can exist which could lead to breed specific concerns.

Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Breeder Permit Ordinances are proof of the “animal rights” agenda to end all use, breeding and ownership of animals – if you had any doubts. Just follow the legislative trail all over the country. It defies all reason and understanding that elected officials do not see that if all pets are sterilized, where does the next generation come from? And who could afford to buy one if they can find it? It’s up to us to tell them!

To help Dallas animal owners please go to our web site for the Action Alert:

Click on the yellow blinking Action Alert button (lower left) and under “Dallas” you’ll find links with talking points and contact information to write, phone and/or email all city officials. There are also links to each of the Chapter 7 Animal Ordinance provisions. Be sure to scroll down on each one provision as they have multiple pages.

Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
900 NE Loop 410 #311-D
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 822-6763
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