By: Becky Robinson | Alley Cat Allies
At a city council meeting on Monday in North Ridgeville, Ohio, Alley Cat Allies stood alongside more than 100 community members expressing our shared grief over a “humane” officerwho shot five kittens in a resident’s yard, with her children as witnesses.
Alley Cat Allies was armed with your 30,000+ signatures to our petition calling on the leadership of North Ridgeville to stop killing cats and accept our help in adopting community supported Trap-Neuter-Return and other humane programs for animals. With your help, we were able to let the mayor know that the eyes of the country are watching their next move—and the hearts of the country are with the residents as they move on and try to find hope for their community.
We left North Ridgeville with the promise that we’ll help them find that hope. But we can’t do it without you. We need your support so we can help the North Ridgeville community, which is already mobilizing to change policies, and to rally communities across the nation to stand up for the lives of cats and kittens.
Can you help us? We’ve raised $30,814 toward our goal to protect kittens, but we’re still $35,413 short of what we need before the June 30 deadline.
Can you imagine if it were your kittens? Or your children or grandchildren hearing the shots as five kittens were killed? It breaks my heart just thinking about it.
Unfortunately, what happened in North Ridgeville is not unique. We’ve been working on two additional cases where law enforcement officials and other individuals with authority have supported the practice of shooting kittens and cats. That’s why we need your support now more than ever: we need to make sure North Ridgeville and other communities practice TNR and train their animal control officers in humane practices.
Thank you for standing with us, and with the citizens of North Ridgeville who are fighting for a better community for their animals—and their children. Together, we’re making a difference.
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