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To: Sharon Weston Broome, president of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Make East Baton Rouge Parish a Safe, Humane Community

In 2021, 12,401 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Louisiana. Many of those pets were healthy or treatable pets that could have been placed in homes or community cats that could have been trapped, neutered, and released. We know our state can do better and our Parish is already making amazing strides to lead the way. 

That’s why as residents of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA , we want to continue our lifesaving work by asking our parish to make a formal resolution committing to that lifesaving.   

The municipal shelters in our parish should continue to focus on saving as many lives as possible through pet adoption, spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return and other community support programs.

Why is this important?

In 2021, the Louisiana state legislature passed two humane initiative resolutions [SR 125 and HR 120]. Resolutions are an important way for local government to declare a stance on a particular issue. Through a humane animal resolution, elected officials make a clear statement that they want their community to work towards ending killing in shelters. This helps draw a line in the sand to drive toward the goal of saving the lives of dogs and cats. 

Now it is time for local parishes to commit their support for pet lifesaving by passing a humane resolution.
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

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2024-02-23 16:04:54 -0600

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