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For Immediate Release: February 8, 2011
Contact: Ashley Gonzalez 757-622-7382
Little Rock, Ark. -- When the members of the Pulaski County Quorum Court meet tonight, they will discuss an issue near to Pamela Anderson's heart—the safety and well-being of dogs and cats. Anderson has sent a letter on PETA's behalf to Pulaski County Judge Floyd "Buddy" Villines urging him to approve an ordinance that would reward responsible animal guardians by offering reduced licensing fees to those who have had their dogs and cats spayed or neutered.
Writes Anderson, "When U.S. animal shelters are killing nearly 4 million dogs and cats every year because there are many more animals than there are good homes for them, preventing the births of unwanted animals with differential license fees is a no-brainer!"
Both PETA and the North Little Rock Animal Shelter have voiced their support of differential licensing fees. The licensing fees would not only help prevent the births of unwanted animals, thereby saving animals' lives, but also offset taxpayer funds that are used to address animal overpopulation in the county.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Pamela Anderson's letter to Pulaski County Judge Floyd Villines follows.
February 7, 2011
The Honorable Floyd "Buddy" Villines Pulaski County Judge
Dear Judge Villines,
On behalf of my friends at PETA, I am writing to urge you to support the proposal to establish differential license fees for dogs and cats in Pulaski County. Differential fees save lives by motivating people to spay and neuter their animal companions.
When U.S. animal shelters are killing nearly 4 million dogs and cats every year because there are many more animals than there are good homes for them, preventing the births of unwanted animals with differential license fees is a no-brainer!
The state of New York and many cities, including St. Louis, Mo.; Columbia, S.C.; and your own county's North Little Rock, have differential licensing fees that have proved helpful in encouraging spaying and neutering. Please do the right thing for animals by supporting the differential licensing proposal.
Very truly yours, Pamela Anderson
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