Target: Arizona Representative Doug Coleman
Goal: Advocate movement to allow aggressive dogs be quarantined at home, rather than a shelter.
Dogs that harm another person or animal may soon be legally permitted to be quarantined in their own home, rather than in a shelter, thanks to an Arizona state representative’s new bill. Allowing aggressive dogs to stay in their own home is beneficial for numerous reasons, with arguably the most important reason being psychological development of the animal. This bill will not only help the state save money, but it will also allow the dogs to receive more loving care and training.
The bill has already cleared committees and is now awaiting approval from the House. Currently, dogs that bite another animal or human are required to be quarantined at a shelter for 10 days. Being in a shelter for 10 days exposes the dog to potential kennel cough and other viruses. Not to mention, it forces the dog into unfamiliar surroundings after a traumatic experience, which is counterproductive. Allowing the dog to stay in its own home with its owner keeps it healthy, both physically and mentally.
Sign this petition to show support of Representative Doug Coleman’s bill and push it to law. Psychologically troubled dogs would greatly benefit from recovering in their own safe, loving environment, rather than a foreign one.
Dear Representative Coleman,
You recently drafted a bill that would allow aggressive dogs to recover within their own home. Allowing a dog that has attacked a human, or another animal, to be quarantined to its own home is the best option. An aggressive dog is a troubled dog. Immediately placing a troubled dog in a shelter only aggravates the dog further, and exposes it to disease and virus. Not to mention, discontinuing the trend of requiring formal quarantine will save the state, and therefore taxpayers, a lot of money.
I fully support this bill and sincerely hope that it passes into law. In order to make this happen, please use my signature, as well as the others that this petition generates, to present with your bill through the legalization process. The dogs of Arizona deserve psychological help, rather than psychological hindrance.
Thank you for your continued dedication to the animals of Arizona. Please continue to keep the well-being of animals at the forefront of your policies. All animals need an advocate, and I thank you for stepping up to ensure their lives are fulfilling.
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