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February 23, 2012

Be The Voice- Road Trip Anyone?

 Want to make a difference for the animals in Virginia? Now is the time.

See the below email from Susanne Susanne Kogut, ED of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA about SB 359. 

In a nutshell, we are advocating for the right to sterilize and vaccinate feral cats. Please contact us if you would like to make a road trip to Richmond on Monday. 





Hello everyone:

First thank you all for your patience and as always thank you for your support and help to assist in the passage of SB 359. It is very exciting to see everyone come together. Here is where we are and the game plan going forward:

WE NEED ALL OF YOU -- SB 359 will be heard by the House Ag Sub-Committee this upcoming MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 5pm (in the 5th Floor East Conference Room). Right now it does not appear that we have the votes to pass this bill, so the hearing is incredibly IMPORTANT. We need as many people in the room in support of the bill as possible. There is a good chance the Committee will limit discussion on the bill; however, we need to have everyone stand-up say their name, their position, their jurisdiction and that they support the bill. Please, Please do whatever you can to be at this hearing. It is only one day of your time, that could really benefit the feral cats in Virginia. Also please email me if you can attend the hearing.
 
Prior to Monday – we need emails to the following Delegates from people in their jurisdictions. Please help us get people to write in. Send personal emails asking people to write in, make phone calls to people in these jurisdictions and ask them to write in support of the bill. The first 4 Delegates are likely No votes right now. We need to change their vote. The last three are possible Yes, but Definitely not confirmed, so they need to be encouraged to support SB 359. An Attachment called Why Support SB 359 will follow shortly.
 
Delegate Knight – Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Marshall (Chair) – Danville, Henry, Pittsylvania DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Orrock – Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov
Delegate Poindexter – Franklin County and Henry County
Delegate Moorefield – Buchanan, Tazwell, Russell
Delegate James – Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Portsmouth
Delegate Sickles – Fairfax County


Once Again THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Susanne M. Kogut
Executive Director
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
(434) 964-3323



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