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Save Lives and Stop Corporate Pet Neglect

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Sponsor: The Animal Rescue Site

End the heartbreaking cycle of pet abandonment — your action today can transform despair into hope and save innocent lives!

In a shocking revelation from Rowland Heights, Los Angeles, a tale of abandonment and neglect unfolded, casting a shadow over the plight of 31 innocent dogs left to fend for themselves at Shanderin Kennels1.

These dogs, once under the care of Woofy Acres rescue group, found themselves trapped in a limbo of uncertainty and despair, with the threat of euthanasia looming over their heads.

The story that emerged from Shanderin Kennels is not just a narrative of abandonment; it's a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities within our animal welfare systems. The kennel, burdened with the unexpected responsibility, faced financial strain as the cost of caring for these animals soared to approximately $40,0002.

Despite their efforts, the local shelters, already stretched to their limits, could not provide refuge, leaving the dogs in a precarious situation3.

Amidst this crisis, a silver lining appeared in the form of community action. The creation of the Kennel Eviction Rescue initiative offered a glimmer of hope, showcasing the power of collective compassion and the difference it can make in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves4.

This incident sheds light on a larger issue - the urgent need for enhanced regulations governing animal rescues and shelters in California. It's time for us to advocate for stricter licensing, regular inspections, and mandatory reporting to ensure that these facilities operate with transparency and uphold high standards of care. Our furry friends deserve compassionate and humane treatment, and it's our duty to ensure their safety and well-being.

Your Voice Matters

Today, we stand at a crossroads, with the opportunity to drive change and ensure that no animal suffers the fate of those abandoned at Shanderin Kennels. By lending your voice to this cause and signing the petition, you are advocating for a future where animal welfare is not just an afterthought but a priority.

Signing the petition sends a clear message to the Governor of California, State Legislators, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture - it's time to strengthen the laws that protect our voiceless companions. Together, we can build a framework that not only prevents cases like Shanderin Kennels but also ensures a happy, secure future for all companion animals in California.

Take Action Now

The time to act is now. Every signature counts, every voice amplifies the call for change.

Sign the petition today and be a part of the movement that stands for compassion, justice, and the well-being of our beloved animals. Let's ensure that the tale of Shanderin Kennels becomes a catalyst for positive transformation, safeguarding the lives of countless animals across California and the U.S.

More on this issue:

  1. Milkah Mullanda, Dogtime (26 February 2024), "Over 30 Abandoned Dogs in L.A. County in Danger of Being Euthanized."
  2. Tony Saavedra, East Bay Times (5 March 2024), "Animal rescue group abandons dozens of dogs at California kennel."
  3. BNN Breaking (25 Feb 2024), "A Cry for Help: The Plight of 31 Abandoned Dogs Strains a Rowland Heights Kennel."
  4. Jas Kang, KTLA 5News (25 February 2024), "10 of 31 dogs abandoned at kennel in L.A. now up for adoption."
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The Petition:

To the Governor of California, State Legislators, and Officials at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division,

We, the undersigned, appeal to your sense of compassion, justice, and leadership to address a critical issue that has recently come to light and reflects a broader systemic problem within our state's framework for animal welfare. The heart-wrenching case of 31 dogs abandoned at Shanderin Kennels in Los Angeles has starkly highlighted the deficiencies in the regulation and oversight of animal rescue organizations and shelters in California.

Pets, who offer us unconditional love and companionship, rely entirely on humans for their care and well-being. They are voiceless and vulnerable, unable to advocate for their needs or protect themselves from neglect and abandonment. It is our moral and ethical responsibility to ensure they are treated with the compassion and dignity they deserve.

Therefore, we urgently call for the implementation of enhanced regulations for animal rescues and shelters across California. Specifically, we request:

  1. Stricter Licensing Requirements: To ensure only those with the necessary expertise, resources, and commitment can operate animal rescue organizations and shelters.
  2. Regular Inspections: To monitor these facilities, ensuring they uphold high standards of care, hygiene, and safety for all animals.
  3. Mandatory Reporting: To establish a transparent system that tracks the welfare of animals under the care of shelters and rescues, ensuring accountability and enabling timely interventions when necessary.

These measures are not just bureaucratic necessities; they are vital safeguards that reflect our society's values and our collective commitment to the welfare of all beings. Implementing these regulations will not only protect countless animals from suffering and neglect but also enhance the integrity of our state's animal welfare systems.

By taking decisive action to improve the oversight and care of companion animals in California, we can ensure a brighter, more compassionate future for our furry friends. Let us lead by example and demonstrate that California values the lives and well-being of all its inhabitants, human and animal alike.


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