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.
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A great article from the Annapolis Capital about efforts to get the special session of the General Assembly to consider legislation to fix the Court of Appeals ruling on pit bulls. Maryland Votes For Animals Chair Carolyn Kilborn is among those speaking out for the dogs. Thanks to Delegates Herb McMillan, Jon Cardin, Heather Mizeur; and Michael Smigiel and Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen for pushing the legislature to act on this important issue.
You can see Maryland Votes for Animals Board member Frank Caesar Branchini on WBFF-TV speaking out for Maryland's pit bulls here:
Maryland Court Decision Ignores Maryland Experience - National Canine Research Council
Maryland Votes for Animals Chair Carolyn Kilborn, Board member Lynn Hopkins, and the adorable Beau were on WMAR-TV speaking out for Maryland's pit bulls. You can see the clip here:
Maryland Votes for Animal (MVFA) is presenting an award to Anne Arundel County Animal Control in recognition of their outstanding efforts to revitalize efforts to place homeless animals. The award will be presented on Saturday, May 12 at their Paws and Claws Adopt-A-Thon being held at Anne Arundel County Animal Control.
Many of our legislators are responding positively to your calls and emails asking for their help with a legislative remedy to the Tracey v. Solesky ruling that says pit-bulls and pit-bull mixes are inherently dangerous. THANK YOU, you are being heard! Even if you don’t have a pit-bull your help is needed. Today it’s pit-bulls but tomorrow it could be Boxers, German Shepherds, etc. That’s why it’s so important that we all stand together on this issue whether we have a pit-bull or not.
You’ll be pleased to know that some of our legislators are encouraging us to keep up the pressure! Therefore we’re asking you to contact the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President as soon as possible and ask that they include this issue in next week’s Special Session. Nothing but public pressure will get this topic included in the Special Session agenda.
Governor Martin O’Malley
Call his office at 410-974-3336 or email him at http://www.governor.maryland.gov/mail.
Speaker of the House, Michael Busch
Call his office at 410-841-3800 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
President of the Senate, Mike Miller
Call his office at 410-841-3700 or e-mail him at email@example.com
Peaceful Rally to Overturn Pit-bull Ruling:
A rally is being organized by other animal advocates at the State House on Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2012. They’re asking that the Maryland General Assembly take action to supersede the pit-bull ruling during the Special Session. While MVFA is not organizing this rally, some of us will be there and we encourage you to join us. If you come, please keep in mind that this must be a peaceful rally with NO DOGS ALLOWED.
You can find all the details at: http://www.facebook.com/events/303516773063291/303733233041645/.