Safe Communities Don't Have to Discriminate Against People and Pets
Proactive animal ordinances combined with outreach efforts are the most effective way to create safe communities.
“ As I read the legislation, it was clear that this was motivated from a place of deep emotion. My experience has taught me that almost every single instance of proposed breed specific legislation is motivated by emotion – a reaction to a single, frightening event. Or maybe it is a reaction to something frightening that could have happened, but didn’t. BSL is always about the fear of not being safe in our own communities.”
IT'S NOT US VS THEM
When It Comes to the Protection of Citizens and Animals in a Community, an Up-to-Date Effective Animal Control Ordinance Is Essential
By Cory A. Smith for Animal Sheltering Magazine
From the HSUS Pets for Life Program
This program provides resources for underserved pet owners and educates organizations how to implement the program in their own communities.
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