Target: City of Waco manager Larry Groth
Goal: Thank the city of Waco for waiving its adoption fees for animal rescue groups
Recently, leaders of the city of Waco, Texas signed a contract with the Humane Society of Central Texas and several other rescue groups that will eliminate adoption fees for the animals they take in from animal control. The contract establishes that animals will be taken in and cared for at an animal control facility, and after a mandatory 72-hour holding period for owners to reclaim their pets, it will then become the responsibility of rescue groups to find new homes for unclaimed animals. To help make this process more successful, the city will wave the adoption fees they normally charge for each dog or cat being adopted out.
Waiving these fees is not only a significant step in increasing the number of animals that can be taken in by rescue groups and making more room for animal control facilities, which tend to have a higher kill rate; it is also a selfless act. The city is estimated to lose between $40,000 and $60,000 dollars per year, but Mayor Malcolm Duncan Jr. believes it will be worth the loss if means finding more homes for shelter animals.
Please thank the city of Waco for sacrificing financial gain in order to protect the animals of Central Texas.
Dear Waco City Manager Larry Groth,
Thank you for taking such a significant step in giving shelter animals a chance at finding a forever home. The recent contract you signed eliminating adoption fees for rescue groups will without a doubt save thousands of lives. Not only did you establish a discourse between the city and rescue groups, a feat rarely seen, you made a financial sacrifice in order to see that more animals will have access to the protection and care they deserve.
Thank you for your willingness to carry out such a thoughtful and selfless act in order to save the lives of animals in Central Texas. You are an example for the rest of the country.
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