Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Help Get CAARA Passed in New York State

This is from an email alert I received Best Friends Animal Society:
Ask Senate to Support S 5363 CAARA

Dear Members and Friends in New York State:

CAARA, the Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act, is an important piece of life- saving legislation written to both improve the standards of care for shelter animals and provide needed access to shelters for qualified animal rescue organizations so they can save the lives of homeless shelter pets.

This month, the New York State Senate will address unfinished business from the 2011 legislative session, which officially ended June 30.

The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Micah Kellner, sponsored in the Senate by Senator Robach and co-sponsored by Senators Avella, Ball, Lanza and O’Mara.

Because of the critical importance of this legislation, Best Friends asks you to please write to your state senators and ask them to vote for CAARA in July. Click here to send a letter to your senators.

Thank you for caring and for everything you do to help animals. Together we can bring about a time of No More Homeless Pets.

Best wishes,

Jamie Lyn Rubin, Best Friends Animal Society New York Programs

P.S. – Please forward this e-mail to your animal-loving friends and family members, so they can help pets in New York, too.
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