The Good: Today is World Spay Day!
Thank you to everyone who makes our work possible: volunteers who canvas target areas and talk to residents; residents who bring their pets to surgery; neighbors who share the word and encourage their friends to spay/neuter their pets, too; and clinic staff who ensure safe surgeries. Everyone plays an important part in helping address companion animal overpopulation in Hampton Roads.
The Bad: SB 359 was tabled (and essentially killed) yesterday at the House Agriculture Subcommittee. Thank you to Senator Creigh Deeds for serving as Patron of SB 329 and Delegate Mark Sickles for voting in favor. Thank you also to Charlottesville SPCA, Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, Richmond SPCA, Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic, Angels of Assisi, and UVA Law School for speaking in favor of the bill. And finally, thank you to everyone who contacted their representatives, asking for support of SB 359.
The Fluffy: Vote for Hank!
From the Washington Post: Hank for Senate: Cat campaigns against George Allen, Tim Kaine for Va. seat