We present five issues, the first three of which address methods to prevent dog overpopulation that receive little attention yet offer tremendous potential for limiting dog population.These three key issues are:
1. stemming irresponsible "backyard breeders" while stabilizing the more responsible breeder sector;
2. redirecting a substantial portion of expenditures from traditional impound-and-euthanize to low-cost spaying/neutering; and
3. Increasing licensing rates, to support improved breeder license/permit and litter permit systems.
The remaining two issues -- Commercial Breeding and Increased Adoption -- are also vitally important. Fortunately there are numerous organizations and private volunteers dedicated to addressing these two issues.
The first page of each Issue discusses the goal and the second provides specific actions you or your organization can take to accomplish it.
Join us in Standing Up for Dogs -- you can begin proactive advocacy right away:
¨ Spread the word about this web site just as broadly as possible (by social networking tools…email, meetings etc…).
¨ Draw special attention to the grass roots advocacy needed for the three primary issues described above.