Sign the Petition to

City of Palo Alto Mayor, Vice Mayor, City Manager, and Council Members

In 2011, Palo Alto Animal Services (PAAS) found homes for more than 500 animals, spayed or neutered 2,376 animals, vaccinated 4,400 animals, and responded to 4,300 calls for
service.

PAAS currently services the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Later this year, the city of Mountain View will end its contract with PAAS,
resulting in a $450,000 loss of revenue.

PAAS is a vital local resource, and we urge the City Council to explore alternatives to closing the shelter.

Palo Alto City Council members are exploring the possibility of shutting down the Palo Alto Animal Services shelter on E. Bayshore Road and potentially selling the land to a private developer. If the city shut the shelter down, it would potentially contract out animal services to an outside agency, such as the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority in Santa Clara, an agency that does not allow surrendered animals, would result in reduced services, and would be a greater distance for residents to travel.

We the undersigned, therefore ask the City Council to keep the Palo Alto Animal Services shelter open for the indefinite future.

Signed,

Luke Wolf

This petition closed about 3 years ago

How this will help

Palo Alto may close its shelter and low-cost spay-neuter clinic on East Bayshore Road.

Help us save the shelter and low-cost spay-neuter clinic.

Contact Mayor Yeh and all the City Council members...

Palo Alto may close its shelter and low-cost spay-neuter clinic on East Bayshore Road.

Help us save the shelter and low-cost spay-neuter clinic.

Contact Mayor Yeh and all the City Council members and ask them to keep this vital service open.

The animal shelter CANNOT close!

Outsourcing animal control means reduced care for our community's animals and enormous inconvenience for pet owners. Residents of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills would be referred to Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA). SVACA will not accept surrendered pets—they refer surrenders to a facility in Milpitas. Residents would have to drive all the way to Santa Clara to look for lost pets.

Closure would mean the loss of the excellent low-cost spay-neuter clinic, which serves not only the contracted communities, but also others such as East Palo Alto whose residents desperately need close-by animal services.

Closure will result in more unaltered animals, more unwanted puppies and kittens, more suffering.

Please contact the Palo Alto City Council members and tell them "No! Do not shut down the shelter!"

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