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Nadia
- 3760 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Puerto Rico is planning another of their infamous "removals", this time of the cat colonies of Old San Juan. With animal rights organizations like Save a Gato dramatically decreasing the number of strays in the area, and vastly improving the lives and he



   

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Sandra Carr (57)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:23 am
Noted and signed!
 

Carolyn T (234)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:26 am
Noted. Political and senseless policy in the wake of such dramatic positive change there. My mind first reeled then recoiled at the plans afoot in Puerto Rico for "removal of cat colonies." Thank you, Nadia, for this important story and petition information.
 

ROBIN M (312)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:41 am
PUERTO RICO'S ANIMAL STANDARDS ARE A DISCRACE IF THEY CAN NOT ACT HUMANELY TO THEIR ANIMALS MAKE THEM PAY TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US SO THAT WE CAN STEP IN AND TAKE CARE OF THE SITUATION

 

Dawn B (11)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:46 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks for the info Nadia!
 

Robert Redmon (128)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:50 am
Noted and signed, thanks Nadia.
 

ELGIN LEE BAKER (51)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:54 am
YEAH ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm puerto rico pay taxes ......the income tax is not payed to the irs due to the fact they can not vote in the elections ...they do pay social security and medicare taxes .........which i disagree with since they do not have a right to vote this is the same reason i feel those in dc should not pay taxes ..........ITS A LITTE THING CALLED NO TAXATION WITH REPRESENTATION ...........

i have written to Aníbal Acevedo Vilá the head of state of puerto rico ...
 

Cher C (1426)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 10:35 am

Done!!


Thnx Nadia!!
 

Annie J (205)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 11:15 am
Signed, noted.......
 

Catherine Methot (18)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 11:17 am
Please not AGAIN!
Noted & Signed! Thanks Nadia
 

Elena P (549)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 11:33 am
NOted and signed. Thanks Nadia.
 

CC C (15)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 12:10 pm
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! NO MORE KILLING !!!!
 

Joycey B (750)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 2:14 pm
Signed and noted with thanks Nadia.
 

. (0)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 2:26 pm
Noted with thanks Nadia and petition signed for the lives of all these precious animals in Puerto Rico.
 

Brenda H (29)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 3:08 pm
THANKS NADIA--WILL FORWARD!
Brenda, thank you for signing "PUERTO RICO'S NEXT KILLING SPREE"
 

Pamela Salomon (255)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 4:13 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 5:56 pm
Noted signed, TY
 

Melanie T (82)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:21 pm
Thanx, gladly signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:46 pm
O GOD Pleaseee NO MORE KILLING!!!!!
 

. (0)
Thursday June 5, 2008, 9:58 pm
Typical, they want a quick solution to their problems. Spay and neuter would be better. Real shame. I am so sick of all those killings.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 6, 2008, 12:29 am
I COULDNT AGREE WITH YOU MORE BEA B.THEY TROUBLE IS,EVERYONE WANTS A PROBLEM SOLVES QUICKLY WITH AS LITTLE FUSS AS POSSIBLE,REGARDLESS OF SPECIES.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 6, 2008, 12:37 am
Noted and signed
 

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Friday June 6, 2008, 12:47 am
Thank you Nadia.Signed and noted
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday June 6, 2008, 12:52 am
There is one huge problem with his excuse to murder the cats.

Dirty humans are carriers of these same parasites. Are they going to kill the humans too?
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday June 6, 2008, 12:54 am
Noted and signed with thanks Nadia:)
 

(4)
Friday June 6, 2008, 1:31 am
Noted & Signed. TY Nadia. Thanks Linda for forwarding.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 6, 2008, 2:01 am
Thank you Nadia & Thank you Brenda for forwarding.

Elgin, May I suggest you also send your letter to Puerto Ricos Representative Luis Fortuno. 126 Cannon House Office Building. Washington, D.C. 20515 ... http://www.housegov/furtuno

 

ELGIN LEE BAKER (51)
Friday June 6, 2008, 4:27 am
i will send the letter to luis fortuno .....thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 6, 2008, 6:19 am
Noted and signed!
 

Pam F (221)
Friday June 6, 2008, 6:25 am
Noted and signed....it seems there's just no end to all this mindless cruelty.....
Thanks,Nadia.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 6, 2008, 6:34 am
I would like to Thank Marena for also Forwarding Nadias News! Thanks Marena!


 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 6, 2008, 6:39 am


Sample letter, use as is or edit as you see fit~ Thank you in advance, Michele
Puerto Ricos Representative Luis Fortuno. 126 Cannon House Office Building. Washington, D.C. 20515 ... http://www.housegov/furtuno





State Veterinarian
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico - Department of Agriculture
Box 10163
Santurce, PR 00908
Tel Nr: (787) 725-1685
Fax Nr: (787) 723-6199

**Sorry, have not yet been able to find an email contact,if anyone does I would appreciate if you post it**




Puerto Rico Department of Health
P. O. Box 70184
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 274-7602
Fax: (787) 250-6547
Web: http://www.salud.gov.







I am writing in regard to recent reports that Puerto Rico is planning to remove cat colonies of Old San Juan.
This is very disturbing to a majority of the residents of Puerto Rico as well as many people wold wide as it has become well known throughout the world that rather than working to implement and support effective animal control laws, or even enforce the current existing animal welfare/protection and control laws, the Government of Puerto Rico prefers and supports unjustifiable killing as a method of animal control.
Currently, due to the dedicated Volunteer efforts and compassion of animal rights organizations such as Save a Gato, the number of strays in the area of Old San Juan has been dramatically decreasing and the health and lives of the remaining strays has been greatly improved. I, like many others, am shocked and angered that Carlos Carazo Gilot, Puerto Rico State Veterinarian claims, as written in articles published on June 4th 2008, in Puerto Rico Newspapers The Associated Press and The San Juan Star that " Part of the problem is created by animal rights groups who capture cats, sterilize them and then take them back to where they were captured"
It is unconceivable that a state veterinarian would have little to no regard for the lives of animals and supports mass killings of stray animals rather than be in support of humane trap, sterilize and release programs.
State Veterinarian Carlos Carazo Gilot further stated that "These people use a system they believe works"
It is more than a belief that trap sterilize and release programs work. As a State Veterinarian Carlos Carazo Gilot should be well aware that trap ,sterilize and release programs have been, on a nation wide scale, proven to work. The fact that even the most notorious cat colonies of Old San Juan has been decreased to under one hundred cats is in itself acceptable proof of the effectiveness of trap sterilize and release programs.
The decision to "remove" the cat colonies of Old San Juan must immediately be abandoned, the general public and the majority of the residents of Old San Juan, who appreciate the feral cats keeping rodents from becoming overpopulated, by no means approve of this and their voices and opinions must be heard and considered. Another consideration is that this news has traveled Worldwide and is by no means approved of. What message is being sent to the watchful eyes of the civilized world, Has nothing been learned by the recent tragedy of the Puerto Rico Pet Massacre in Barceloneta ?
To proceed with the "removal" of the cat colonies of Old San Juan will further tarnish the reputation of the Island, although Puerto Rico may be one of the most beautiful places in the world with the majority of the people being humane and caring people, the message being sent by the Puerto Rico government regarding animals is a message that clearly confirms the opinion and belief that the Government of Puerto Rico has little to no regard for life in all forms and regards the voices of the residents of Puerto Rico as nothing more than something to be ignored.
Is this, be it true or false, how Puerto Rico Wishes to be seen. For the sake of humanity, for the sake of the animals and for the sake of Puerto Rico, I urge that all in position of authority, use the power of that authority to stop the inhumane killing of animals as a form of animal control and to implement and enforce animal welfare, protection and control laws. It is said that Puerto Rico has in place strong laws regarding animal welfare, yet these laws go widely ignored and unenforced. It is long overdue that the government of Puerto Rico would comply to its own laws regarding animal welfare, protection and control.

I thank you for your time and prompt attention to this matter,

Sincerely
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday June 6, 2008, 9:13 am
Tim, thank you for signing "PUERTO RICO'S NEXT KILLING SPREE"

Thank you so much, Nadia, my dear friend,
for starting this petition. I was able to
respond in Spanish with the comment I left,
which in English roughly translates to,
"Justice and compassion for all animals!
Stop the extermination and murder!"

To my sweet friend and Spirit-Sister
Michele )O(, thank YOU for sending
me this petition!
noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 7, 2008, 10:59 am
Just signed that. Every damn government is doing the same thing and lying. Save a Gato is to blame? Utter rubbish. The government is killing every cat because they dont want to pay for their well being they are making excuses that cats are disease riddled. Thats proof right there their government is bent. But of course they all are.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 8, 2008, 6:41 am
NOTED, SIGNED AND SENT ON! THANK YOU!
 

Ds R (45)
Monday June 9, 2008, 8:41 am
Noted, signed, and promoted to all the members of Puerto Rico Dish By Dish group!
 

Ds R (45)
Monday June 9, 2008, 8:45 am
I'm having a real hard time posting to my group or news network....anyone else having that problem today???
 

Ds R (45)
Monday June 9, 2008, 9:03 am
noted, signed and trying to get posted to the 113 members of Puerto Rico Dish By Dish group if the site would stop acting so psycho today with postings!
 

Jim Phillips (3257)
Saturday June 14, 2008, 2:47 am
Petition signed and forwarded.

TY, Nadia.

 

Glen Venezio (217)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 1:44 am
EMAIL ADDRESSES OF THE APPROPRIATE PARTIES INVOLVED, where you can send your comments about the feral cats of Old San Juan:

State Veterinarian, and other top officials at the Dept. of Health (Salud):

ccarazo@salud.gov.pr,rperez@salud.gov.pr,ACASTA@salud.gov.pr,fquinones@salud.gov.pr,mdeleon@salud.gov.pr,wilrivera@salud.gov.pr

ccarazo@salud.gov.pr is the State Veterinarian, rperez@salud.gov.pr is the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Dr. Rosa Pérez Perdomo. Dr. Perez-Perdomo signed off on the letter "suggesting" to the National Park Service to stop working with Save A Gato. The other 3 people are also signatories to the same letter. The last email address is for the Executive Director of Puerto Rico's Animal Control, Wilma Rivera. The State Vet. works with her, under the umbrella of the Dept. of Health.

Be aware that their email system is problematic, my emails bounced a few times with messages such as "Delivery Delayed", "We failed to connect with the email server", etc., but after resending my email one or two more times after the bounce, it did get through.

You can also copy your email to all of these email addresses of top officials at Fortaleza (the Office of the Puerto Rico Governor), Congressman/Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuno, Tourism officials, the members of Puerto Rico's Senate, etc.: luis.fortuno@mail.house.gov,ELaureano@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,clopez@opc.gobierno.pr,webmaster@salud.gov.pr,vnieves@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
senator_mcclintock@yahoo.com,
japonte@camaraderepresentantes.org,
administrativomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
alluch@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
NLRODRIGUEZ@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
ayudantemail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
secretariomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
oficinadeprensa@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
linclan@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
jcolombani@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
gfeliciano@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
ciudadanomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
primeradama@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
noguzman@act.dtop.gov.pr,tgonzalez@prtourism.com,
drodriguez2@prtourism.com,cjimenez@prhta.org,
msoto@prhta.org,
eperez@prhta.org,
tescandon@prhta.org,
rvarela@prhta.org,
larce@senadopr.us,
ebaez@senadopr.us,
nburgos@senadopr.us,
jdecastro@senadopr.us,
afas@senadopr.us,
garrigapico@senadopr.us,
sgonzalez@senadopr.us,
jehm@senadopr.us,
oparga@senadopr.us,
mdelourdes@senadopr.us,
rarango@senadopr.us,
cadiaz@senadopr.us,
mpadilla@senadopr.us,
crios@senadopr.us,
joegonzalez@senadopr.us,
prossello@senadopr.us,
lmuniz@senadopr.us,
magosto@senadopr.us,
bramos@senadopr.us,
mnolasco@senadopr.us,
ctirado@senadopr.us,
jldalmau@senadopr.us,
jsuarez@senadopr.us,
hmartinez@senadopr.us,
lsoto@senadopr.us
 

Glen Venezio (217)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 1:48 am
EMAIL ADDRESSES OF THE APPROPRIATE PARTIES INVOLVED, where you can send your comments about the feral cats of Old San Juan:

State Veterinarian, and other top officials at the Dept. of Health (Salud):

ccarazo@salud.gov.pr,
rperez@salud.gov.pr,
ACASTA@salud.gov.pr,
fquinones@salud.gov.pr,
mdeleon@salud.gov.pr,
wilrivera@salud.gov.pr


ccarazo@salud.gov.pr is the State Veterinarian, rperez@salud.gov.pr is the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Dr. Rosa Pérez Perdomo. Dr. Perez-Perdomo signed off on the letter "suggesting" to the National Park Service to stop working with Save A Gato. The other 3 people are also signatories to the same letter. The last email address is for the Executive Director of Puerto Rico's Animal Control, Wilma Rivera. The State Vet. works with her, under the umbrella of the Dept. of Health.

Be aware that their email system is problematic, my emails bounced a few times with messages such as "Delivery Delayed", "We failed to connect with the email server", etc., but after resending my email one or two more times after the bounce, it did get through.

You can also copy your email to all of these email addresses of top officials at Fortaleza (the Office of the Puerto Rico Governor), Congressman/Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuno, Tourism officials, the members of Puerto Rico's Senate, etc.: luis.fortuno@mail.house.gov,
ELaureano@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
clopez@opc.gobierno.pr,
webmaster@salud.gov.pr,
vnieves@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
senator_mcclintock@yahoo.com,
japonte@camaraderepresentantes.org,
administrativomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
alluch@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
NLRODRIGUEZ@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
ayudantemail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
secretariomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
oficinadeprensa@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
linclan@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
jcolombani@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
gfeliciano@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
ciudadanomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
primeradama@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
noguzman@act.dtop.gov.pr,tgonzalez@prtourism.com,
drodriguez2@prtourism.com,cjimenez@prhta.org,
msoto@prhta.org,
eperez@prhta.org,
tescandon@prhta.org,
rvarela@prhta.org,
larce@senadopr.us,
ebaez@senadopr.us,
nburgos@senadopr.us,
jdecastro@senadopr.us,
afas@senadopr.us,
garrigapico@senadopr.us,
sgonzalez@senadopr.us,
jehm@senadopr.us,
oparga@senadopr.us,
mdelourdes@senadopr.us,
rarango@senadopr.us,
cadiaz@senadopr.us,
mpadilla@senadopr.us,
crios@senadopr.us,
joegonzalez@senadopr.us,
prossello@senadopr.us,
lmuniz@senadopr.us,
magosto@senadopr.us,
bramos@senadopr.us,
mnolasco@senadopr.us,
ctirado@senadopr.us,
jldalmau@senadopr.us,
jsuarez@senadopr.us,
hmartinez@senadopr.us,
lsoto@senadopr.us
 

Glen Venezio (217)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 1:59 am
All of the aforementioned email addresses in one big block that you can copy and paste into the TO field of your email to the officials in Puerto Rico registering your disagreement with the plans of the Puerto Rico Dept. de Salud (Health Dept.) to exterminate the feral cats of Old San Juan.



ccarazo@salud.gov.pr,
rperez@salud.gov.pr,
ACASTA@salud.gov.pr,
fquinones@salud.gov.pr,
mdeleon@salud.gov.pr,
wilrivera@salud.gov.pr,
luis.fortuno@mail.house.gov,
ELaureano@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
clopez@opc.gobierno.pr,
webmaster@salud.gov.pr,
vnieves@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
senator_mcclintock@yahoo.com,
japonte@camaraderepresentantes.org,
administrativomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
alluch@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
NLRODRIGUEZ@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
ayudantemail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
secretariomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
oficinadeprensa@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
linclan@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
jcolombani@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
gfeliciano@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
ciudadanomail@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
primeradama@fortaleza.gobierno.pr,
noguzman@act.dtop.gov.pr,tgonzalez@prtourism.com,
drodriguez2@prtourism.com,cjimenez@prhta.org,
msoto@prhta.org,
eperez@prhta.org,
tescandon@prhta.org,
rvarela@prhta.org,
larce@senadopr.us,
ebaez@senadopr.us,
nburgos@senadopr.us,
jdecastro@senadopr.us,
afas@senadopr.us,
garrigapico@senadopr.us,
sgonzalez@senadopr.us,
jehm@senadopr.us,
oparga@senadopr.us,
mdelourdes@senadopr.us,
rarango@senadopr.us,
cadiaz@senadopr.us,
mpadilla@senadopr.us,
crios@senadopr.us,
joegonzalez@senadopr.us,
prossello@senadopr.us,
lmuniz@senadopr.us,
magosto@senadopr.us,
bramos@senadopr.us,
mnolasco@senadopr.us,
ctirado@senadopr.us,
jldalmau@senadopr.us,
jsuarez@senadopr.us,
hmartinez@senadopr.us,
lsoto@senadopr.us

 

Glen Venezio (217)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 2:15 am
Your emails to the above block of email addresses do indeed make a big difference, as the Puerto Rico officials need to know that there is strong public disapproval of the Health Dept.'s plans to exterminate the feral cats of Old San Juan. But please do not "hold your breath" waiting to receive email replies from any of them after you send your emails, I don't believe I have ever gottten any reply back from any of them, when writing regarding other issues or this current issue, they don't even send a "Thank you for your comments" form letter-type email reply or anything. It reflects very poorly on Puerto Rico that government officials cannot even properly handle correspondence from the public. And I LIVE in Puerto Rico!

But please do email the officials with your comments, they do make a difference. The National Park Service is not planning to follow the "suggestions" of the Health Dept., and will continue working with Save a Gato, but the Health Dept. may still wish to carry out their plan on other colonies of cats in Old San Juan. The National Park Service is only responsible for the cats on the federally-owned lands of the historic forts, known as the San Juan National Historic Site, and they have said they are not planning to follow the suggestions of the Health Dept., and will continue relying on the trap-neuter-release project and colony maintenance (feeding, etc.) provided by Save A Gato. Let's hope that all of our emails to the officials, and signing the petition with your comments, result in Puerto Rico deciding not to follow through with mass extermination of ANY feral cats in Old San Juan or anywhere else on the island.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 22, 2008, 7:13 am
Thank You Glen!
 

Cameron G (7)
Thursday September 10, 2009, 10:53 pm
I Did Sign!! I Love Cats. I Will Donate For Cats RESCUE TO GO AMERICA FROM PR. I Will Pray For God Saves Animals.
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Hey Everyone, If You Love Animals, Then Please Sign In And Please Pass Your Friends and Your Family Will Sign In, Too Becuz No One Sign In For Everyday Please I Beg You Save Animals IN PR. Thankz For Your Time.
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