Tag Archive: shelters

  1. Johnson County Animal Shelter Reaches Lifesaving Milestone

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    Janet Correll, President and Director of Operations at the Humane Society of Johnson County cuddles a kitten at the shelter.

    Janet Correll, President and Director of Operations at the Humane Society of Johnson County cuddles a kitten at the shelter.

    Ready for some great news? We’re happy to share that our Future Five Shelter Partners in Franklin, Indiana have hit a huge milestone: No cats killed in the month of May!

    Thanks to our guidance through the Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives program, the establishment of new lifesaving initiatives, and the tremendous collaborative efforts between Johnson County Animal Control and the Humane Society of Johnson County, all the cats entering the shelter were saved.

    Thanks to their efforts to embrace humane policies for cats hundreds of lives will be saved each year. Three cheers to our shelter partners!

    Read the article.
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  2. Good news on SB 648!

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    We have good news to share about SB 648, the dangerous bill we alerted you to earlier this week. Thanks to your efforts, the House Sponsor of this legislation has decided to stop the bill and rework it over the summer.

    Alley Cat Allies was very concerned about SB 648 because it would have required that nonprofit shelters transfer stray animals to pounds, even if the shelter would be able to achieve positive outcomes for them. The bill would have put more strain on county facilities, likely increasing the number of animals killed. We were also concerned about the bill interfering with Trap-Neuter-Return programs.

    Thank you to everyone who took action to oppose this bill! Alley Cat Allies will stay engaged on this issue and keep you informed of any developments.

  3. Illinois Residents: Take Action to Save Cats in Shelters

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    A destructive bill has passed the Illinois Senate and moved on to the House of Representatives. SB 648 would endanger cats’ lives by mandating that nonprofit shelters transfer stray cats to pounds, even if the shelter would be able to achieve positive outcomes for the cats.

    Requiring private animal shelters and rescue groups to turn animals over to county pounds would dramatically increase the numbers of cats entering county facilities, putting more strain on existing resources, and likely increasing the number of animals killed. Pounds would not even have to attempt to save the cats’ lives.

    We are also concerned about what effect SB 648 would have on shelters engaging in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. We are certain this bill is inhumane and wasteful, spending taxpayer dollars to kill more animals in county facilities. Please take a moment to contact your Representative and respectfully ask him or her to oppose SB 648.

    Illinois Residents: Take Action!
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