Something to consider when you choose a new Mayor for Dallas

On June 25, 2008, the Dallas City Council voted 14 to 1 to implement an ordinance that requires most pets be spayed or neutered unless the owner obtains an intact animal permit.   The Animal Shelter Commission lobbied hard for the ordinance, tirelessly educating each Council member about the importance of spay/neuter.

Since that time, adoptions and rescues at DAS are up.  Intake is down.  And euthanasia has decreased a whopping 32% when comparing October 2009 – January 2010 to October 2010 – January 2011.  Nearly 2,000 fewer animals were killed during that four month period.

The only City Council representative that voted against the ordinance?  Ron Natinsky.  And now he wants to be Mayor.

Correction:  As a reader with a better memory than I pointed out, Ron Natinsky wasn’t the only City Council representative that voted against the ordinance.  Sheffie Kadane and Angela Hunt did as well.  But Mr. Natinsky is the only one now running for Mayor.   Thanks for the comment!

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One Response to “Something to consider when you choose a new Mayor for Dallas”

  1. Not true. The vote was 11-3. But Mr. Natinsky did vote against the ordinance, and he also tried to scuttle the vote by proposing a last-minute substitute ordinance. To her everlasting credit, Elba Garcia ripped his head off, and his proposal was defeated. Whatever else he may be, Ron Natinsky is not a friend to animals or animal protectionists.

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