Dear Friends of Animals,
SB 354, “Grant’s Bill” to end the use of gas chambers in Michigan animal shelters, passed out of the full Senate overwhelmingly with a 37-0 vote! IMPRESSIVE! Now SB 354 goes to the House of Representatives. SB 354 was assigned to the Local Government committee. Your polite calls are now needed to Representative Amanda Price (chair of Local Gov. Committee). Ask Representative Price to please hold a hearing for SB 354 to ban gas chambers in Michigan animal shelters.
Next, will you also contact your Representative and ask them to support SB 354? You can find your Representative and contact information athttp://house.michigan.gov/
All you need to say is, “I am a constituent, and would like to ask Representative ______ to please vote yes on SB 354 to end the gassing of Michigan’s shelter pets.”
For more info and talking points please visit:http://
Thank you for your support & for helping to end the use of gas chambers in Michigan!
Michiganders for Shelter Pets
9/13/13 – Please contact your State Representatives and let them know that you support this bill and expect them to do the same. ~ diana
A reason to celebrate the new year. ~ diana
Thanks to your calls, emails and letters to your elected officials, Michigan now has the toughest dogfighting laws in the country. Under the new bills that were just signed into law by Gov. Snyder, dogfighters can be put behind bars for up to 20 years and be forced to pay a $100,000 fine. Before, dogfighters could get a maximum of 4 years and often received much less.
Thank you so much for all you do – this would not have been possible without you. Learn more:http://www.freep.com/article/20121231/NEWS06/312310070/Michigan-cracks-down-on-animal-fighting-with-tough-laws-new-penalties-20-years-in-prison-and-100-000-fine
Update on Angel and Shiner: As all of you may know by now, Angel has passed on to a greater place and is no longer in pain. She leaves us with her brother Shiner who is getting stronger every day. The Detroit Bully Corps (DBC) met with the Animal Control Officers in Sterling Heights and they decided to present the case to their detectives. The City is now presenting the cast to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. The DBC has asked that letters supporting justice for Angel and Shiner be sent to them. I am sharing my letter. Please take a few moments and send a respectful letter letting the prosecutor and others know how you feel about animal cruelty. The e-mail address is [email protected]. I would add your address and telephone number to the letter. Thanks ~ diana
November 27, 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
Regarding: Animal Cruelty Case – Angel and Shiner
First, I would like to thank you for following through with this very sad and disturbing case of animal cruelty. In the two years since I co-founded 4 Paws 1 Heart, a 501c3 organization which funds medical treatment for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals, I thought I had seen some of the very worst that alleged humans can do to defenseless animals. But, this case, which is beyond comprehension let alone sense, frightens me to my very core. To think that a person who accepted the responsibility of caring, sheltering, and feeding two innocent dogs would let them starve to near death in front of her own eyes and at her own hands is unconscionable and should be unacceptable and punishable in today’s society.
I know that criminal charges and sentences must follow the laws established by the legislators. I have sent several letters over the years supporting bills sponsored by Senator Bieda and others regarding stiffer penalties for animal cruelty and dog fighting. I also know that you have leeway to charge on the low-end of the law and accept probation as a sentence. I beg you for the sake of our community, our children, and these animals who must depend on us, please prosecute this case to the full extent of the law. Please do whatever you can to use all of the resources available to you to ensure this person is taken out of our community for the maximum period allowed by law. Any person who could watch the slow death and destruction of a living being is one that could not be trusted and should not be allowed to live without consequence for her actions.
I truly believe that we have become a “throw away” society — all too willing to discard our elderly, our children, and, our most vulnerable, our companion animals. Please help us in setting the example and the standard for the future. A society who continues to allow such wanton killing is one that will eventually be doomed.
Thank you very much for your consideration.