Target: Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki
Goal: Save the lives of exotic animals.
Dave Colburn of Skagit County, Washington has been operating “Predators of the Heart,” his organization that educates the public about wildlife, for 14 years. He brings his animals, wolves and other exotic pets, to schools, churches, and fairs but now may have to euthanize them.
According to a local ordinance, he is breaking the law. It is illegal to have exotic pets such as wolves, cougars, and venomous snakes unless the party is a sanctuary.
While Colburn loves his animals, he can’t afford the $2,000 per day, per animal, fine that he will eventually be slapped with if he doesn’t comply. Colburn’s only option, other than killing the animals or finding zoos that will take them (which is difficult and expensive), is to become a sanctuary. However, he will have to make several changes to his property to do so and he doesn’t have that much time. Urge local authorities to extend his deadline to allow him time to become a sanctuary.
Dear Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki,
Jeff Colburn has been running “Predators of the Heart,” an educational organization, for 14 years. Now he may have to kill his beautiful, innocent animals because he doesn’t comply with the local ordinance prohibiting exotic pets.
Colburn will either have to become a sanctuary or find zoos that will take the animals, but that is difficult and expensive and he doesn’t have much time.
We the undersigned urge you to extend his deadline to allow him time to get sanctuary status in order to save the lives of these animals.
[Your Name Here]
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