Dear New York Advocates,
There is still time to save low-income spay/neuter! Last week, we contacted you about New York’s proposed 2010-2011 Executive Budget, which seeks to eliminate a statewide program called the Animal Population Control Program (APCP) but includes no plan to replace it. We need to ask you to contact your legislators once more—even if you already emailed them last week, please do so again.
We’ve set up our online letter-sending system to fax your senator and assemblyperson, since their staffs have informed us that for this issue, this is the best way to get your opinions heard. We also hope you can take a minute to call Governor Paterson at (518) 474-8390 to urge amendment of the proposed Executive Budget to save the statewide spay/neuter program for low-income New Yorkers' animals.
As you know, animal control resources are already stretched to their limits—and without a pet sterilization program to meet the needs of low-income New Yorkers, the number of unwanted dog and cat births in our state will skyrocket, leading to further overcrowding in shelters and increased euthanasia.
What You Can Do
Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to fax your state legislators about saving the state’s low-cost spay/neuter program.
Thank you, New York, for caring about our state’s neediest animals.