RESOLUTION NO. R98-1193
A RESOLUTION OF THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF THE EFFORTS OF THE NASHVILLE COALITION FOR PET PROTECTION AND THE SOUTHERN ALLIANCE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE, AND RECOGNIZING A FREE SPAY/NEUTER WEEKEND FOR PET-OWNERS ON AUGUST 1-2, 1998.
WHEREAS, Nashville has a pet-overpopulation problem that is at the root of all of our animal control problems; and
WHEREAS, the over-population tragedy causes untold suffering for not only Nashvilles homeless pet population, but it is also a contributing factor in the suffering of owned pets because of the health and behavior problems associated with fertile animals; and
WHEREAS, all taxpayers carry this burden, even citizens who dont own a pet, but this is a problem that has a solution in proper pet care; and
WHEREAS, by having pets spayed or neutered you do more than reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats, you cut down on dog bites, dog attacks, free-roaming pets, spread of rabies and other diseases, and animal cruelty and neglect; and
WHEREAS, the Nashville Coalition For Pet Protection, The Southern Alliance For Animal Welfare, and the Remote Area Medical Veterinary Services (RAM) have joined together to sponsor the "Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)" which will provide a free spay/neuter weekend on August 1-2, 1998, for low-income pet owners in the Nashville community who need help to be more responsible pet owners; and
WHEREAS, both the Nashville Coalition For Pet Protection and RAM Veterinary Services want to make this a joint effort towards not only getting a lot of pets spayed and neutered, but also introducing to low-income pet owners some basic facts, including:
WHEREAS,it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council support the free spay/neuter weekend on August 1-2, 1998, for low-income pet owners in the Nashville community for pet owners who need a helping hand.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1.That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as supporting the efforts of the Nashville Coalition For Pet Protection, The Southern Alliance For Animal Welfare, and the Remote Area Medical Veterinary Services for sponsoring the "Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)" and the free spay/neuter weekend on August 1-2, 1998.
SECTION 2. The Metropolitan Council Staff Office is directed to prepare certificates to be presented to representatives of The Nashville Coalition For Pet Protection, The Southern Alliance For Animal Welfare, and the Remote Area Medical Veterinary Services.
SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Frank Harrison & Janis Sontany