For those who haven’t already heard, the Florida Animal Rescue Act (FARA)was recently introduced in the Florida legislature, and is currently sitting in the Senate’s Community Affairs Committee. On January 23rd, a hearing is scheduled to address the bill. It’s CRUCIAL that this bill make it out of the committee and come to a vote. This is the time that animal lovers across the state must stand up and make their voices heard.
Basically, this act will insure that shelters cannot kill any animal that a (legitimate) rescue group is willing to save. While it seems like common sense, shockingly, 63% of non-profit rescue groups in Florida have said that at least one shelter has killed animals they were willing to save. Whether due to incompetence or willful cruelty, either way, it’s almost unimaginable that these animals died so needlessly. FARA can end these tragedies in Florida.
FARA will make shelters legally bound to turn over animals to legitimate, approved rescue groups. It’s a win-win for the taxpayers, and the animals. Every animal turned over to a rescue group is one less that shelters need to pay to feed, house and treat … or more likely, kill.
Sadly, those who favor the status quo of killing have been fighting to undermine this legislation, so it’s absolutely essential that Floridians come together to support this bill. Please visit www.floridarescueact.org, and scroll to the action alerts at the bottom. It takes just a couple minutes of your time. The time is now, ACT!