First of all, I want to thank everyone who has graciously given up their time to be a part of the Kenosha Animal Welfare Forum. Our group has made great strides in our movement to get tougher animal welfare laws enacted in
Kenosha. We have finalized draft City of
Kenosha ordinances that address animal cruelty, abuse and neglect and will be presenting these to our local aldermen at our next meeting on February 19th. We have already garnered support from several aldermen and hope to get everyone on board with the positive changes we are proposing. You can help by calling your local alderman and asking them to support the Kenosha Animal Welfare Forum's proposed
As a reminder, we also have our Facebook page up so be sure to â€œLikeâ€ us - https://www.facebook.com/#!/KenoshaAnimalWelfareForum. We also have a group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kenoshaanimalwelfareforum. We have a lot of information and links posted out here and welcome everyone to join us.
As a result of our most recent meeting, we have approved a brochure that you'll begin seeing throughout Kenosha to help educate people on how to report animal abuse, neglect and/or abandonment in the City of Kenosha. We are working on other education materials you will be seeing in the future around
Other ideas that were discussed were starting or becoming involved with a neighborhood watch in your area, handing out educational door tags to neighbors (if you are comfortable doing so) who need a "friendly" reminder that their dog or cat needs shelter, fresh water, is tied up outside for excessive periods of time or perhaps they need other attention from their owner.
Every day in cities and towns across
America animals are neglected and abused. We need everyone to be a voice for the innocent animals - get involved and make a difference.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. â€“ Margaret Mead