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Nathan Winograd Event

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Move to ACT will host a talk and book signing event by Nathan Winograd on Monday October 8th at 6:30PM. The event will be held at the Brickyard Crossing Inn in Indianapolis. Winograd’s recently published book “Redemption” will be available for purchase and personal autographs by the author. An advocate of no kill animal sheltering, Winograd’s No Kill Equation advocates:
-no killing of adoptable animals at local animal shelters
-expanded feral cat TNR programs
-high volume, low cost spay/neuter programs
-improved shelter access for rescue groups
-expanded shelter animal foster care
-comprehensive adoption programs
-improved pet retention by owners
-medical and behavioral rehabilitation of shelter animals
-improved shelter public relations and community involvement
-expanded shelter volunteer programs
-compassionate and progressive shelter leadership
The Indianapolis animal welfare community can learn much from Winograd’s extensive national experience. Move to Act advocates adoption of the No Kill Equation as part of a comprehensive animal welfare program that would end shelter killing and pet overpopulation at less expense than the status quo.

Rabbit Adoptions at PetSmart

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Move to Act learned today of baby rabbit adoption being test marketed at PetSmart stores. Amy Deitchley of the Indiana House Rabbit Society(http://www.indianahrs.org) objects strongly to the sale of these milled rabbits which will likely later end up in local shelters. Her group is a rabbit rescue that works with local shelters to find new homes for surrendered rabbits. IHRS currently works with Petco stores locally to offer their adoptable rabbits. Move to Act encourages PetSmart management to review their rabbit adoption program and obtain rescue rabbits from IHRS.

Dog Fighter Arrested

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Alert neighbors on the eastside witnessed a spontaneous fight between 2 pit bulls this week and correctly called 911. The owner was arrested and BOTH dog fighting and drug paraphernalia confiscated. Hello folks! This is the same pattern seen nationally and locally of multicriminality associated with dog fighting. Move to Act encourages city government to hire more animal control officers and increase funding to IACC to end dog fighting in our city. Indy is beset by crime including arson, carjackings, home invasions, murder, gang violence, assaults and more. Yet there must still be resources left to combat dogfighting. The public is invited to learn more by attending “Dog Fighting Primer” at 6:30PM on Thursday, Aug 23 at North United Methodist Church presented free by Indy Pit Crew