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We did it! New Jersey Governor Chris Christie heard our voices loud and clear last week when we asked him to protect New Jersey's animals by conditionally vetoing S 2923. As of yesterday, all the language we objected to was stricken from the bill

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Maria Gonzalez (300)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 11:46 am
Remember a while back, first they tried to legalize cat hunting in NJ, then the Brunswick kennel had all the say in this S 2923, they benefited from all this $$ , they would be the ones euthanizing ( they got paid $65.00 per euthanization)and trapping...Well, THEY CAN $(&#^ THEMSELVES !!! HA!
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Update: We did it! New Jersey Governor Chris Christie heard our voices loud and clear last week when we asked him to protect New Jersey’s animals by conditionally vetoing S 2923. As of yesterday, all the language we objected to was stricken from the bill.

Congratulations to all for a big win for animals and thank you for helping protect New Jersey’s cats.

Original Issue: A deadly provision in an otherwise positive bill could result in cats in New Jersey being killed at animal pounds and shelters before owners or caregivers even know they’re missing. Alley Cat Allies has reached out to Governor Christie to ask him to conditionally veto the bill, and we need your help to convince him!Language in S 2923 would allow pounds and shelters to kill animals based on their “age, health, or behavior” before the required seven-day holding period is up. Just as bad, the bill would threaten impoundment for virtually any cat outdoors. If this language becomes law, it puts all cats—especially old cats, cats with treatable illnesses, and frightened cats—at risk.

All cats deserve a chance to live and all caregivers and owners deserve a chance to save them. True euthanasia occurs only when an animal is fatally injured or untreatably ill—and our laws must reflect that. Contact Governor Christie below and ask him to conditionally veto S 2923 to remove the dangerous language.


Kenneth L. (314)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 12:57 pm
Yup, Alley Cat Allies is a great organization. I LOVE cats. There's something special about theml There's also quite a few other orgs in the U.S. that are similar to ACA and have really heartwarming stories (most of the time).
Thanks Maria!

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 1:08 pm
thank goodness. and thanks for posting. i miss alot of updates on the issues.

Gudrun D. (436)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 1:10 pm
Thank you so much for the good news Maria - kitty hugs to you!!!

Nancy M. (195)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 2:05 pm
Thanks for posting this.

Barb Knight (1689)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 2:38 pm
Woo-Hoo!! WTG Alley Cats Alley!! WTG Maria!! Thnx for posting...

Lisa P. (63)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:29 pm
noted, thank you!

Lisa P. (63)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:38 pm
noted thanks!

Constance F. (422)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:56 pm
Thank you for posting this update. Excellent. We can be happy for now.

MmAway M. (489)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 4:27 pm
Thank you Maria for the update! Always LOVE it when I read about SOMETHING GOOD!

Sarah G. (109)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:15 pm

Kathy Chadwell (361)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:17 pm
Excuse me while I faint, I can't believe somebody actually followed the constitution and listened to the people:)
Maybe there is still hope for us yet.
Thank you Maria for the wonderful, heart lifting news:)

Valerie W. (135)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:20 pm
Wonderful news! Thanks Maria Elena!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:27 pm
Great news!

Gillian M. (218)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:32 pm
Thank you Maria, great news. It shows that it is worth signing petitions, sending emails etc because it does work sometimes. We can move mountains together.

Kaspar K. (11)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:43 pm
Finally some great news!
Thank you for posting it.

Carol H. (229)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 7:05 pm
great news!! thanks Maria!!!

Darlene K. (361)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 7:14 pm
gratefully noted and thank you

Kim O. (396)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 8:54 pm
Hooray!!!! So great to hear when all of our signing gets something done!!! Yahooooo! Thanks Maria Elena!! You made my day!!!

Valerie H. (133)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 9:22 pm

cassandra toney (28)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 10:19 pm
Thanks for sharing the good news Maria,that's refreshing.

Shirley S. (185)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 11:48 pm
Great news is what we love.

Danuta Watola (1269)
Friday September 16, 2011, 12:40 am
Thanks for the article.

tracey p. (81)
Friday September 16, 2011, 1:29 am
Good news. A noble struggle, well fought and won.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:06 am
I'd love to donate but I can't!

Peggy A. (109)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:17 am
Shared.Thanks for the update

Cheree M. (46)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:03 am
Great News, TY Noted

Henriette Matthijssen (146)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:39 am
All cats deserve a chance to live and all caregivers and owners deserve a chance to save them. Who ever said that a few standing together does not make a difference did not see animal activists in action! Right on for ACA for saving lives in N.J. Thanks Maria Elena

Erin R. (179)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:36 am
Thank you, María Elena!

LaurenNoFwds Kozen (172)
Friday September 16, 2011, 11:46 am
Noted. Such GREAT News! Thanks for posting! I LOVE hearing Good News!

Colleen Klaum (313)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 4:21 pm
This is great news, thanks for sharing it :)

Hana Bosco (38)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 2:44 pm

Tanya G. (27)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:33 am
Thank you, Maria Ele for this good news. Thank you BarbCat for sharing it. :-)

jay way (11)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:52 am
HOORAY . one up for Alleycats - - -

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday October 7, 2011, 2:59 am
I love success stories - thanks!
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