Friday, April 11, 2008

Rally for the Animals on Monday

As you may be aware, a series of disturbing reports have pointed to serious deficiencies in the care provided to animals at King County Animal Care and Control (KCACC). A citizens’ advisory committee called shelter conditions “deplorable,” finding the animals in the county-run shelters suffered from high levels of disease and stress and lacked basic comforts, and that outreach efforts to place them in loving homes were “paltry at best.”

These findings were further confirmed when shelter consultant Nathan Winograd released a report finding that despite claims of reform, the KCACC shelters were still failing to consistently provide even the most rudimentary level of humane care.

Yesterday, county executive Ron Sims joined with council members Julia Patterson and Dow Constantine in calling for fundamental change, announcing that $1 million has been earmarked for immediate improvements at KCACC.

On Monday, the King County Council is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss issues related to implementing dramatic and lasting improvements in its county-run shelters.

Here's a chance to make your voice heard on behalf of animals:

Best Friends’ Rally for the Animals

The Rally for the Animals will feature Gregory Castle, one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society, and King County council members Julia Patterson and Dow Constantine.

Highline Performing Arts Center
401 South 152nd St., Burien, Wash.

Monday, April 14, 2008.
Rally starts at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. (public is invited to attend)
Adoption fair will also be held on site starting at 5:30 p.m.

Show that as a concerned citizen, you care about the treatment of animals in our shelters, and support efforts to implement a model animal care program.

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