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What You Can Do to Help Chicago Go Humane

February 27, 2014 by Tails Magazine in Featured, News with 0 Comments

doggysmileChicago is on its way to joining the 40 other U.S. cities that have banned the selling of dogs and cats in pet stores. The Companion Animal Protection Ordinance, sponsored by City Clerk Susana Mendoza with help from advocacy group The Puppy Mill Project, would instead require all Chicago pet stores to offer only rescue animals from shelters, animal control, and other animal welfare organizations, as opposed to selling animals from puppy mills.

Click here to learn more about the proposed ordinance and what it could mean for the city.

The ordinance will go to vote early March. Here’s what you can do to help make sure the legislation passes:

Sign the Petition

If you have not already, go to http://chn.ge/1c3I9eU and sign Clerk Mendoza’s petition on Change.org. Everyone should sign, even if you live outside of Chicago.

Chicago Residents Only: Contact City Council Members

If you live in Chicago, please call or email the following aldermen and say thank you for supporting the Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance. Below is a listing of the aldermen that are currently supporting the ordinance.

You are welcome to contact all of the following aldermen, but if you would like to locate your Ward you may enter your address here to find your alderman.

Ward Number, Name, and Contact Information below:

1 – Proco Joe Moreno 773.278.0101 ward01@cityofchicago.org

2 – Robert Fioretti 312.263.9273 ward02@cityofchicago.org

3 – Pat Dowell 773.373.9273 ward03@cityofchicago.org

4 – Will Burns 773.536.8103 ward04@cityofchicago.org

5 – Leslie Hairston 773.324.5555 LHairston@cityofchicago.org

6 – Roderick Sawyer Brown 773.635.0006

7 – Natashia Mike Holmes 773.731.7777 ward07@cityofchicago.org

8 – Michelle A. Harris 773.874.3300 ward08@cityofchicago.org

9 – Anthony Beale 773.785.1100 ward09@cityofchicago.org

11 – James Balcer 773.254.6677 james.balcer@cityofchicago.org

12 – George Cardenas 773.523.8250 ward12@cityofchicago.org

13 – Marty Quinn 773.581.8000

14 – Edward M. Burke 773.471.1414 eburke@cityofchicago.org

15 – Toni Foulkes 773.863.0220

16 – Joann Thompson 773.434.3399

17 – Latasha Thomas 773.723.0908 ward17@cityofchicago.org

18 – Lona Lane 773.471.1991

19 – Matthew O’Shea 773.238.8766

20 – Will Smithie Cochran 773.955.5610

21 – Howard Brookins Jr. 773.881.9300 ward21@cityofchicago.org

22 – Ricardo Muñoz 773.762.1771 ward22@cityofchicago.org

23 – Michael Zalewski 773.582.4444 mzalewski@cityofchicago.org

24 – Michael Chandler 773.533.2400

25 – Daniel Solis 773.523.4100 ward25@cityofchicago.org

26 – Roberto Apostol Guillermo Maldonado 773.395.0143

27 – Walter Burnett, Jr. 312.432.1995 wburnett@cityofchicago.org

28 – Jason Ervin 773.533.0900

29 – Deborah L. Graham 773.261.4646 ward29@cityofchicago.org

30 – Ariel Reboyras 773.794.3095 ward30@cityofchicago.org

31 – Ray Suarez 773.486.6488 rsuarez@cityofchicago.org

32 – Scott Waguespack 773.248.1330 info@ward32.org

33 – Deb Mell 773.478.8040

34 – Carrie Austin 773.928.6961 ward34@cityofchicago.org

35 – Rey Colón 773.365.3535 ward35@cityofchicago.org

36 – Nicholas Sposato 773.836.0036

37 – Emma Mitts 773.745.2894 emitts@cityofchicago.org

38 – Timothy Cullerton 773.545.3838 ward38@cityofchicago.org

39 – Margaret Laurino 773.736.5594

40 – Patrick J. O’Connor 773.769.1140 ward40@cityofchicago.org

42 – Brendan Reilly 312.642.4242 office@ward42chicago.com

44 – Thomas M. Tunney 773.525.6034 ward44@cityofchicago.org

45 – John Arena 773.286.4545

46 – James Cappleman 773.878.4646

47 – Ameya Pawar 773.868.4747 info@chicago47.org

48 – Harry Osterman 773.784.5277

49 – Joe Moore 773.338.5796 ward49@cityofchicago.org

50 – Debra Silverstein 773.262.1050

Share on Social Media

Please share the link to the Clerk’s website and the petition on Facebook and Twitter (feel free to copy and paste the sample messages below, or create your own). When sharing an update related to this ordinance, please use the hashtag #alwaysadopt.

  • Sample Facebook Post: Please help end the sale of puppy and kitten mill dogs and cats and promote animal adoption in Chicago by supporting the Chicago City Clerk’s Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance. Sign the petition at http://chn.ge/1c3I9eU and learn more at http://bit.ly/1gMDE04.
  • Sample Twitter Post: Stop the sale of puppy mill dogs in Chicago. Sign the petition http://chn.ge/1c3I9eU & learn more at http://bit.ly/1gMDE04. #alwaysadopt

If you live outside of Chicago, please ask your friends and family in Chicago to contact the aldermen listed above and thank them for supporting the ordinance. Only city of Chicago residents should contact the aldermen.

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