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City of Troy NY.

We the people in this signed petition request that the City of Troy NY waive the fees set forth within your ordinance that is impeding and causing the in ability of Rodney Wells of Troy, NY to reclaim his “personal property”(dog Jasper) from the humane society.
The State of NY has enough animals that owners abandon or willingly turn over to shelters every day in our state when they no longer want or can care for the pets. Each month over 80,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in our country and many of us fight everyday to try to find homes for unwanted pets. It is wrong for a City ordinance to be in place that causes and owner not to be able to afford to reclaim their animal.
A recent case of a city resident Mr. Rodney Wells a Marine who served our country for 8 years and is now going to school on the GI does not have the cash needed to pay the fines required by the city ordinance.
Mr. Wells was at the shelter within 2 hours of him being picked up. He was landing at the airport when he got out and my dog sitter told him he was out. Unfortunately, with it being Sunday and then the memorial holiday weekend he couldn't do anything until that Tuesday. It is unfathomable the way the city of Troy treats people over their animals.
We the people request that the City of Troy waive the fees for Veteran Wells to reclaim his dog Jasper and that the City of Troy revisit the ordinance currently in place making provisions for low income residence to obtain their pets should they become separated from the owners.
We also request that some provisions be put in place within this ordinance that will allow payments of any fines to be made in other denominations other than cash for your residence.
We also request that within any new ordinance put in place that number of offenses be taken into consideration along with fine levels.

Signed,

Paula Paniccia

This petition closed 10 months ago

How this will help

Rodney has until Tuesday June 3rd at 6pm to get Jasper out or he loses him forever. 

The city of Troy is charging Rodney $520 to get Jasper back. Because he right now is in school and lives off of...

Rodney has until Tuesday June 3rd at 6pm to get Jasper out or he loses him forever. 

The city of Troy is charging Rodney $520 to get Jasper back. Because he right now is in school and lives off of his GI bill he has no way of affording those fees. Rodney wrote "Please help me I don't want to lose him, he is more like my child than a dog."

Let's all please sign this in support of Rodney and help this soldier get his dog Jasper home.  We do not understand how something like this ordinance could have every been approved as a city ordinance by voters.  We also hope to keep other's from not being able to reclaim their animals in the future. 

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