What do you mean by ``rules''?   Laws?   If they are not in compliance with
laws, then turn them in.   (Of course, if you're a rescuer pulling from
these pounds, then you have to protect yourself using the federal law
Section 1982: http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=728

As for the citizens, put ads in the papers, and maybe even send out
informative flyers (ask for the money to do so via a Chipin).

You can also try to get social media attention via the various animal blogs
that push shelter reform, e.g., YesBiscuit!.

Who holds the contract with the pound?

Don't give up.   It may take years, and we're seeing progress even in TX.

Probably the moderator would like us to take this offline by now. . .

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> The problem here is that I'm in Texas.  Killing is the State Sport.
> Unfortunately, most of the Animal Control Officers don't even know the new
> rules, which include acceptance of TNR as a way to control outside cats.
> They are still terrorizing people who have a small batch of backyard cats
> who are spayed/neutered and have their rabies shots. They are counting
> these cats in the 8 cat limit when the new code states specifically that
> they are NOT included in the cat limit rule.  They recently reduced the
> number of cats/dogs allowed to 8 from 10.  This makes no sense except when
> you realize that they will now charge for an "excess animal permit".  Then
> it makes sense to reduce the legal limit so that a number of people are now
> over the limit and have to purchase the permit.  Nasty little tricks.
> People who have received a citation in the past for having over the
> permissible limit of cats/dogs are prohibited from purchasing the permit.
> More nonsense.  It would help if all the ACO's were required to read the
> new codes and then be tested on whether or not they understand them.  The
> citizens of this city don't know the rules either.  Cat haters are
> terrorizing cat caring neighbors, threatening them with reporting them when
> there's nothing to report because the cat caregivers are actually in
> compliance.  I think that ignorance is our worst enemy. Even when we get
> good ordinances, they don't work because no one knows about them.
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Sunday, June 3, 2012 5:28 PM
> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Fwd: Cat shelters
> I trimmed this so maybe it will go through. . .
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Kathryn Hargreaves* <khargrea...@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat shelters
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> One approach you can take with the bosses (usually the city councils) of
> the pounds is to point out that the current staff is most likely
> permanently mentally damaged by participating in the old methods---much the
> way soldiers are by combat---and that they either need intensive
> (life-long?) counseling to change their attitudes, or retirement.   This I
> gleaned from HSUS' (not a big proponent of No Kill) book on compassion
> fatigue in the animal care community:
> http://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Fatigue-Animal-Care-Community-Charles/dp/0974840076
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Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal!

If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their
life: http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm

If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and
to free up cage space.

Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by
implementing the No Kill Equation:

Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org
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