Maryland Votes for Animals (MVFA) is an organization with one overriding mission: To create an ever-growing voting bloc of animal advocates who will elect representatives willing to champion and vote for animal protection legislation, and to hold politicians accountable to their constituents.
Want to get involved with helping animals? Start here!
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 5:00 am | Updated: 12:00 am, Sun Jan 20, 2013. CapitalGazette.com
Some Maryland lawmakers want to create a statewide spay-neuter program designed to save taxpayer money by lowering the number of pets euthanized.
After almost two years of research by the Maryland Spay/Neuter Task Force, the Report to the Legislature is out and available! The Task Force report proposes a voluntary low-cost spay/neuter program to stop the killing of 45,000 cats, kittens, puppies and dogs in Maryland every year.
FACT: Each year 45,000 homeless cats and dogs are killed in Maryland shelters because Maryland does not have a statewide spay/neuter program.
FACT: When New Hampshire passed a statewide spay/neuter program, they reduced their euthanasia rate by 77%!
HISTORY: MVFA has worked for two years with Maryland Speaker of the House, Michael Busch, to initiate, create and participate in a Statewide Spay/Neuter Task Force.
The 20-member Task Force researched and developed a "Report to the Legislature" that will become a bill to create and fund a low-cost spay/neuter program for Maryland.
|NOW:||We must get that bill passed in the Maryland General Assembly in 2013 –
AND WE WILL HAVE OPPOSITION!
||We need money to get the word out, and to support elected officials leading the charge for us.|
We can’t do it without you!
Help us save Maryland's Homeless Animals!
Make this a Happy Holiday for Maryland pets by making a donation NOW!
Every dollar goes for the animals!
Carolyn and the Board of Directors of MVFA: Valerie, Kim, Joe, Kathy, Lynn, Frank, Michelle, Darlene, Harriett and David
The Spay/Neuter Task Force is nearing the end of their work and will present a plan that will become a bill for the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Part of their work included surveying Maryland residents to determine their support for a subsidized statewide spay/neuter program. It's great news! 71% of survey respondents are in support! You can read the entire report on the survey here.
Maryland Votes for Animals and other animal advocacy groups warned that if the Tracey v. Solesky ruling on pit bulls was allowed to stand, its provisions would be extended to other breeds. Now a Howard County management company is citing Tracey v. Solesky as it tries to bar a woman whose service dog is a Rottweiler. We urgently need the help of everyone who cares about animals in Maryland to get involved in the fight to overturn Tracey v. Solesky. If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive our action alerts.
Below are the candidates in Maryland the Humane Society Legislative Fund has endorsed for the 2012 election cycle.
Ben Cardin (D)
Maryland 2nd Congressional District: C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D)
Maryland 3rd Congressional District: John Sarbanes (D)
Maryland 4th Congressional District: Donna Edwards (D)
Maryland 5th Congressional District: Steny Hoyer (D)
Maryland 6th Congressional District: Roscoe Bartlett (R)
Maryland 7th Congressional District: Elijah Cummings (D)
Maryland 8th Congressional District: Chris Van Hollen, Jr. (D)
Last updated 10/15/12
Paid for by Humane Society Legislative Fund and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. HSLF, 2100 L Street, NW, Suite 310, Washington, D.C. 20037.