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Support Oklahoma Dogs Rights
Petition Background (Preamble):
I understand laws are needed to protect residences within the state, but some cities such as Moore take the law concerning pets to the extreme . It seems the law is being used as a strict black and white policy , with no room for discussion.
Surely, these laws were not intended to “dispose” of people’s pets that are considered family, when a small mistake is made and the animals get out on a rare occasion. I truly believe this law was intended for animals that are dangerous to the community or for strays.
The law at this time is unclear and the City of Moore has deemed dogs dangerous and threatened and terminated animals lives on the weak foundations such as: being “seen” out by a mincing neighbor but when animal control gets there they are not out and no sign that they have been. It is also unjust to terminate the life of a dog because they rarely get out and have never caused harm.
This should not be allowed. Please sign this petition if you are a resident of the STATE of Oklahoma although I do appreciate global support the petition is only valid for the state residences.
Such events must be witnessed by city, state, or a government official. If a dog is classified “at large” any time it is outside of a completely enclosed or fenced area while not attached to a solid object or person capable of controlling it with a sturdy leash; the persons permitting a dog to be at large will result in a citation unless undeniable proof animal has harmed property of substantial amount, other animals, or individuals deeming the animal vicious; in which case a citation can occur as well as possibility of impounded and disposed of as otherwise provided by the law or sold to discharge the cost and penalties provided for the violation of such prohibition and the expense of the impounding and keeping the same for such sale; and may also provide for the erection of all needful pens, pounds, and buildings for the use of said county at any place within said county.
The Support Oklahoma Dogs Rights petition to Tom Coburn: Oklahoma State Legislature was written by Krystal Marazzi and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: animals, dogs, neglect, huskies, dog at large, pen, oklahoma, laws, captive, inhumane, abuse, animal control