We’d just like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors that are making it possible for us to run our Alley Cat Alleys fundraiser in October. Your generosity makes it all possible!
We just want to say a huge “thank you so much!” to the various grant foundations that have helped us out throughout the year thus far. Because of their generosity and support, we’ve been able to help out so many of our feline neighbors. You can read some of their stories on our Facebook page.
And another tremendous “thank you” to Joy Baiz, who has so beautifully written the grant proposals that led to our relationships with the following foundations:
Read more about them here: http://www.gregbifflefoundation.com/about.cfm
Read more about them here: http://gushawthornefoundation.org/index.php?pr=Home_Page
Just wanted to make sure that everyone knows about the new ordinance coming into effect this Summer. Way to make hopeful strides toward improving the lives of our neighborhood animals!
SOUTH BEND — The Common Council voted Wednesday in favor of a measure amending South Bend’s three-decades-old animal care and control ordinance in its entirety.
Among other things, the new law:
– Places an increased emphasis on spaying and neutering;
– Replaces breed-specific language with behavior-specific language;
– Provides for greater regulation and oversight of dog breeders;
– Provides for the practice of trap-neuter-return as a way of controlling the feral cat population;
– Strengthens enforcement and more severely punishes repeat offenders;
– Requires that pets caught running at-large more than once be spayed or neutered; and
– Abolishes pet limits and reduces licensing fees for people whose pets are altered and vaccinated.
The new law takes effect Aug. 1.