By supporting the effort to ban chaining in another SoFla town:
The Town of Southwest Ranches regular meeting agenda for Thursday, January 8th, 2009 has discussion item # DSC-4 listed as:
PROPOSED "BREAK THE CHAIN" ANTI-TETHERING ORDINANCE
This is a very welcome and appreciated reconsideration of a proposed ordinance that would ban the cruel chaining of dogs. The concept of "Break the Chain" was originally presented to the Town of Southwest Ranches on December 13th,2007 and will now have the opportunity to be considered as an ordinance for the Town of Southwest Ranches.
As many of you may be aware, Miami-Dade County recently passed an almost identical ordinance that bans the cruel chaining of dogs countywide. Unfortunately, here in Broward County, it is still incumbent on the individual City or Town to create legislation that would ban the cruel chaining of dogs because Broward County (the county) refuses to consider countywide legislation, even refusing to acknowledge constituents requests for clarification.
We are hopeful that the Town of Southwest Ranches will become the 13th municipality in Broward County that shows compassion for our four legged friends. The Humane Society of Broward County has worked tirelessly since May of 2005 educating the public about the cruelties of chaining dogs and has witnessed over a third of Broward County municipalities creating laws to protect our cruelly chained dogs, and laws that protect our children should they wander into an area of an illegally/cruelly chained dog.
I encourage each and every one of you who receives this e-mail to forward it to all of your friends and neighbors (even if you don't live in the Town of Southwest Ranches) and show up Thursday evening at 7:00PM on January 8th, 2009 to join in the discussion and voice your support for both the Town of Southwest Ranches' lawmakers and this proposed ordinance that would benefit our four legged friends.
Southwest Ranches Town Council Meeting
Thursday January 8th, 2009 7:00PM
6591 SW 160 Avenue (Dykes Road)
Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331