Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If You Care About Austin's Homeless Pets, the Time to Act Is Now

According to today's Austin American-Statesman, the Austin City Council will vote on whether to hire an architect to move Austin's animal shelter from downtown to the eastern outskirts on October 11, 2007. If you, like us, believe that moving our shelter away from the heart of our community---and away from the animals' primary adopters---is both immoral and inconsistent with the compassionate character of our City, the time to voice your opposition to the move is now.

Please take the time to e-mail the Austin City Council right now to tell them not to move our animal shelter to a mostly industrial area on the outskirts of town. You can e-mail the entire council at one time by clicking on this link: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/council/groupemail.htm. Please also urge your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to contact the City Council as well. You can do so by writing them an e-mail, asking them in person, calling them up, or dropping by printed-out FixAustin.org advocacy cards from this link: http://www.fixaustin.org/pub/documents/saveshelter_card_SS_20070528.pdf.

Please act today. Generations of Austin's lost and homeless pets will thank you.