Did anyone contact their legislators and/or local shelters about taking the pledge to stop killing pets for at least one day on June 11? If you did, please share what responses you received, if any. (Instructions and sample letters are here.) You can check to see which groups have taken the pledge on the Just One Day website.
I contacted my state and federal reps as well as my local shelter. I was disappointed to receive only 2 real responses (plus a couple of auto responses). But on the bright side, hey – I received 2 real responses!
One was an e-mail from someone at my state senator’s office stating they would make sure he saw the note I sent. The other was a call from someone at my Congressman’s office in DC and he asked for more info. I explained that I am hoping my Representative will issue a press release or take some other action in support of no kill day in an effort to bring awareness and inspire shelters here in SC (and especially my Rep’s hometown!) to take the pledge for no kill day. He said my Rep has dogs and “all kinds of animals in the house”, that both my Rep and his spouse are animal lovers. He said he would raise the issue with him and specifically contact the communications department and get back to me if the Rep decides to take any action on this.
No word from my local shelter but I am not giving up. I will be sending a snail mail letter next.