Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster
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Vote Yes for Amendment 6!

Crossposted to animal_rights

For all Georgians: Vote Yes for Amendment 6 tomorrow!

Action alert from the Humane Association of Georgia:

VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 6 for the Dog & Cat License Plate that will help save lives!

AMENDMENT 6 would establish a program that would control dog and cat overpopulation and thereby reduce the number of animals housed and killed in animal shelters. The program will be funded by the voluntary purchase of special license plates.

WHY DOES GEORGIA NEED A DOG & CAT LICENSE PLATE?

Dog and cat overpopulation is a tragic problem in all areas of Georgia. Every year, thousands of healthy, friendly cats and dogs are killed in Georgia shelters because people have allowed their pets and strays to breed, and there are not enough homes for them all. IN addition, many Georgians cannot afford to sterilize their pets. Sterilization (spaying/neutering) is the humane solution to dog and cat overpopulation. It reduces:

*The number of stray cats and dogs
*Dogs and cats housed and killed in shelters
*City/county tax burden for animal control
*Destruction to property and livestock
*Health risks and bad behavior
*Car accidents
*Wildlife and habitat destruction
*Spread of diseases like rabies
*Injuries to people and other animals

Purchase of the license plate would be voluntary. It is an easy way to fund this important program, and the great-looking license plate will show others that you care about dogs and cats.

HOW WILL THE DOG & CAT STERILIZATION PROGRAM WORK?

As with other "specialty" license plates, county tag offices will collect additional funds with the usual tag fee for each license plate purchased. The money generated by sales of the plate will:

*Help pay for sterilization procedures
*Provide educational materials about the importance of sterilization
*Promote sales of the plate

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will use an existing accounting system to pay licensed veterinarians in Georgia to perform spay or neuter procedures for dogs and cats.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Humane Association of Georgia (HAGA)
1317 Hearst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 827-0603
(478) 745-4099
http://www.humaneassociationofgeorgia.org

PLEASE VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 6 ON NOVEMBER 5TH!
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