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Speak out against the proposed feeding ban.

A proposed ordinance that would criminalize kindness is being considered by the Brunswick City Council, and your voice is needed to stop it. The next vote is scheduled for September 24, so now is the time to speak up.  

If enacted, the ordinance would bar residents from feeding both cats and dogs, despite the fact that feeding bans do nothing to reduce the number of free-roaming cats or address public health concerns. Studies show that cats will find other food sources, such as garbage cans. By making it illegal for dedicated caregivers to feed their cats on a regular schedule, the ordinance may encourage cats to roam farther to find food, thereby making them more visible to the community. Many kindhearted citizens also feed stray dogs in an attempt to socialize them and help find them homes. What’s more, criminalizing kindness is just bad public policy.
 
Contact the city council today and urge councilmembers to vote no on this proposed code change. Instead, ask them to endorse the common-sense, cost-effective solution of trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) for cats, and also endorse responsible animal sheltering for dogs. And, if you’re available on September 24 at 7:30 p.m., we hope you’ll consider attending the council meeting at Brunswick City Hall to speak out against the proposed feeding ban.

Thank you for speaking up for lifesaving. Together, we will Save Them All.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a resident of Brunswick, I urge you to vote no on ordinance 66-18, which would criminalize kindness by barring residents from feeding dogs and cats. Instead, our city should endorse trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) as a common-sense, cost-effective solution to outdoor cat overpopulation, and also endorse progressive animal sheltering to help stray dogs find homes.



Please vote no on proposed ordinance and, instead, endorse TNVR, along with progressive animal sheltering policies. Brunswick cats and dogs deserve better. 
 
Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,