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To: City Council of Midland, TX
Don't cut funding for our shelter
City Council in Midland, TX, is considering cutting critical resources for Midland community members. The proposed city budget eliminates funding for spay/neuter vouchers, which provide free or reduced veterinary care for people in our community. The budget would also cut important cat lifesaving programs, such as trap-neuter-return (TNR).
Sign and share this petition to oppose the budget cut and continue much-needed resources for Midland people and pets.
Why is this important?
The voucher program provides local community members and pets with much-needed resources. It also reduces the number of animals coming into the shelter and decreases the number of pets euthanized, too. Through this program, Midland community members have access to affordable spay/neuter for their dogs and cats. This allows them to retain ownership of their pets while providing medical care and ultimately keeping the stray population down.
Eliminating this funding drastically limits options for managing stray populations in Midland, TX. This could lead to a rise in shelter intake creating overcrowded conditions and higher euthanasia rates. This would take a toll on shelter staff and local residents who would no longer have access to resources to help create solutions at a community level.