Houston, TX – On December 12, Houston will have run-off elections for mayor and 7 city council positions. In order for Houston to end the killing of shelter pets, it is CRUCIAL that we elect people who care about this issue, and who are willing to work to solve it.
So, it is very important that we question the candidates about their plans to end shelter killing in Houston. Before the general elections, we sent all of the candidates a Candidate Survey on sheltering issues. However, some of the candidates in the run-off elections did not respond.
So, the one thing I am asking Houstonians to do today is:
ASK THE CANDIDATES ABOUT THEIR STANCE ON SHELTER ISSUES.
Houston Voters For Companion Animals has made it very easy to contact them as we have collected all of their email addresses. The only thing you have to do is copy and paste them into an email.
Feel free to use the sample question below or create your own question(s), just PLEASE DO contact them.
Houston’s taxpayer funded city pound (BARC) killed more than 10,000 pets in 2014 alone. Yet, other communities have ended shelter killing entirely. If elected, what are your plans to end the killing of shelter pets at BARC?
The candidates’ email addresses are below (copy and paste them all into an email):
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The following candidates have not responded to our Candidate Survey and did not attend our Candidate Forum on sheltering issues.
MAYORAL CANDIDATE – Bill King
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES – DISTRICT F
Steve Duc Le, Richard Nguyen
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES- DISTRICT H
Karla Cisneros, Jason Cisneroz
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES-DISTRICT J
Jim Bigham, Mike Laster
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES – AT-LARGE POSITION #1
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES – AT-LARGE POSITION #2
Willie Davis, David W. Robinson
*Sylvester Turner, running for mayor and all of the candidates running for City Council At Large Positions #4 and #5 have already responded to our Candidate Survey and their responses are posted on HVFCA’s website here.
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