Houston, TX – We have learned from the 190 No Kill communities across the United States (representing approximately 500 cities and towns) that the key to saving 90% and more of all shelter pets is Leadership. The most critical component of the No Kill model of sheltering is a compassionate, hard working shelter director who is dedicated to saving lives.
In Houston, that leadership begins at the top with the Mayor because this is the person who can ensure that dedicated shelter management is hired to run Houston’s high kill animal control facility. That person also has the power to fire shelter management if they do not do their jobs well.
On November 5th, we again have the opportunity to choose leadership in Houston. As a concerned citizen, animal lover, taxpayer and compassionate human being, I hope that you will seize the opportunties before you and learn about the candidates who will run our city for the next 2 years. These are the people who will ultimately choose life or death for tens of thousands of shelter pets in Houston for the next 2 years.
No Kill Texas Advocates has sent questionnaires concerning BARC issues to all the mayoral and city council candidates. They have started posting the candidates responses on their website now.
There are also several opportunities to meet the candidates, in person, at candidate forums. I hope that you will attend at least one forum and please do question the candidates about their stance on BARC and sheltering issues. If you need help coming up with questions, take No Kill Texas Advocates questionnaires with you. (The questionnaires are linked on their website).
WE citizens hold the power to make changes which will impact the lives of shelter pets at BARC. Please take advantage of these opportunities.
Several candidate forums are listed below.
If you attend a forum and talk to the candidates about sheltering issues, please post a comment here. I’d love to hear what the candidates say to voters.
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