My Dog Votes Rally to SAVE SPENCER Today - 5 PM City Defends Right To Kill Pitbulls Run by Mayor Who Owns Pitbills
Join Amanda Kramer at the Mobile, Alabama Animal Shelter this afternoon at 5:01 PM at the My Dog Votes Save Spencer Rally to save him from a date with death. 5:01 PM is when Spencer's time runs out unless Amanda is able to file an appeal to stay Spencer's execution.
Amanda Kramer has stepped forward to rescue Spencer, but there's only one problem - the City of Mobile won't let her. Mobile, Alabama has policy of euthanizing pitbulls - categorizing all pitbulls as aggressive. Unfortunately for Spencer -it's a policy not based on science, but a policy based on ignorance. Breed sterotyping is akin to racial profiling - but for dogs - and is not based on factual evidence.
The CDC - Centers For Disease Control - will no longer allow their data to be taken out of context, as it has been incorrectly cited by municipalities and repeated by journalists as a means to justify breed specific policies.
At the My Dog Votes Rally, Amanda will send the City Of Mobile a message that fear, ignorance and urban myth that drives Mobile's breed-specific shelter adoption policy should and will not be tolerated by the citizens of Mobile.
Amanda plans to push for "Spencer's Law" - a law that would prohibit shelters and municipalities in Alabama from practicing breed discrimination - stopping them from killing healthy, adoptable dogs because they're the "wrong breed".
But get this - the same city that's defending its' right to kill pitbulls, is actually run by a man that owns pitbulls!
Is This Man A Killer?
At the same time the City Of Mobile is defending their right to kill Spencer The Pitbull, the City Of Mobile is actually run by a man who OWNS pitbulls! That's right - Mayor Sam Jones owns TWO pitbulls.
So the question is - can Mayor Sam Jones stand by and watch Spencer euthanized while there are people lined up to adopt him?
Can Mayor Sam Jones tell his family that he allowed Spencer to die because he's a pitbull? (I'm having visions of the judge's quandary in It's A Wonderful Life).
Will the dog-owning citizens of Mobile (Sam - that would be close to half of your city's households) lose faith in their new mayor if Spencer is allowed to die?
Dog Politics was told by a Mobile spokesperson Barbara Drummond that Ms. Kramer had not attempted to even visit Spencer. Ms. Kramer refutes that claim as she, along with her attorney, and a local veterinarian have all been denied access by the the man who runs the Mobile shelter, Mr. Fassberger.
The City of Mobile also stated that upon evaluation that Spencer -having once been pronounced stable, was now "aggressive". The court records state that the SPCA pronounced Spencer "aggressive" - but that a behavior evaluation was not conducted.
Amanda won't give up - she plans on appealing the court decision today - but she needs your help.
Message From Amanda
- Amanda wants people to know that there are good dogs in shelters -and they don't have much time - just hours or days before they're euthanized. If you are thinking about adopting - hurry on down - you may fall in love, and you'll save a life.
- Spread the word that breed discrimination is wrong - she's fighting for Spencer's life, and she wants you to help spread the word about Spencer's Law - a law that would prohibit Alabama from killing innocent dogs based on breed.
- Amanda need help from any dog lovers in Mobile to join her at the My Dog Votes Rally To Save Spencer in front of the Mobile Animal Shelter at 5 PM today
Dog Politics invites all of our readers to support Amanda - and get out there and let elected officials - YOUR elected officials -know exactly how you feel. The City Of Molbile is direcly accountable to the Citizens Of Mobile, according to this organizational chart.
Do it for Spencer -and do it for all of the good dogs in Alabama and elsewhere that deserve loving, responsible homes. And don't forget to tell them that come election time that