BRING MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER UNIT TO ALL WEST VIRGINIA sign now

BRING HELP FOR ANIMALS MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER
UNIT TO THE ENTIRE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA


TO: The Honorable Governor Robert Wise
The Honorable Senator Robert Byrd
The Honorable Senator John D. Rockefeller
Honorable Members of the West Virginia Legislature

The West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine has restricted Help for Animals from operating its low cost spay/neuter mobile unit outside of a 50 mile radius from the fixed clinic located in Barboursville, WV, thus denying the vast majority of state residents access to this important service. The reasons given by the Board are that:

1. There is no reception area to the mobile unit. HFA has advised the Board that it will set up an awning with tables and chairs to serve as a reception area, but was advised this was not adequate to serve as a reception area.

2. The mobile unit leaves the area where it has performed services on a particular day at the end of that day and is not available should post-surgery complications arise with an animal which had surgery at the mobile unit on that particular day. HFA has advised the Board that an animal could be taken for treatment of any post-surgery complications to a vet of choice in the area in which the animal was spayed/neutered at the expense of HFA. Again, the Board said this was not adequate.

Help For Animals was organized by its founder, the late Dorothy Cridlin, and a handful of volunteers for the purpose of curbing the pet overpopulation in the Tri-state area. It was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit corporation that is exempt from tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

HFA is active in educating the public and school children in the importance of spaying and neutering, how to be a responsible pet owner, and the general welfare of all animals. With membership now exceeding over 250, in addition to still giving financial assistance to low-income families, HFA operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic and its services are available to the general public regardless of income. Through the efforts of HFA, the Federation of Humane Organizations and a very generous donation by Laura Davis of Clarksburg, the mobile spay/neuter unit was made possible in 2001.

The $100,000 mobile van is practically idle when it could be traveling West Virginia spaying and neutering animals. These animals are ones that probably would not make it to the vet to get altered. Think of how this could assist shelters around the state. But thanks to the West Virginia Veterinary Board, the van has been prohibited from traveling more than 50 miles from Barboursville.

We, the undersigned West Virginians, respectfully request your help to have immediately removed the restriction imposed by the West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine which limits Help for Animals from operating its low cost spay/neuter mobile unit outside of a 50 mile radius from the fixed clinic located in Barboursville, WV, thus denying the vast majority of state residents access to this important service. We are outraged that the valuable services provided by this van are not being made available to all of West Virginia.

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  • 23 February 20161000. Betty R
    I support this petition
  • 23 February 2016999. Isabell C
    Having dogs and cats spayed and neutered now will help save money and lives in the future! County of residence California
  • 11 February 2016998. Jeyneen K
    Most of my animals have been rescued and need to be fixed. Due to the financial costs, it is nearly impossible for me to provide them with this service. I would love to be able to continue rescuing these animals and give them a good home. Address includin
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  • 06 February 2016996. Charlie M
    West Virginia can do BETTER! Address including Zip Code 309 W Piedmont St, Keyser, WV 26726 County of residence Mineral
  • 30 January 2016995. Stephanie M
    we had this unit briefly in Nicholas county, it was great..we desperately need lowcost spay/neuter Address including Zip Code 200 southern moon lane mt nebo wv 26679 Telephone number 304-872-6011 County of residence nicholas
  • 21 January 2016994. Barbara A
    People in our area do not have their animals spayed because they can not afford the prices that the vets charge. A mobile in our area would give people a chance to have their pets spayed at a reasonalble cost. If this was made availble in our area it woul
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  • 09 January 2016991. Heidi C
    Everyone deserves help and a pet Address including Zip Code 19 Carl St Wheeling, WV 26003 County of residence Marshall
  • 07 January 2016990. Kym B
    Governor, Sir, Please help WV shelters and rescue organizations by aiding & providing low cost spay & neutering all around the state...which will save MANY, MANY, innocent lives. Address including Zip Code 25711 County of residence Cabell
  • 31 December 2015989. Dwight C
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  • 28 December 2015988. Debi M
    We most certainly need and deserve this service as tax payers of this beautiful state...I live in a very rural area....where many people abandon young animals frequently....due to high cost of spaying/neutering....therefore I rescue these animals and beli
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  • 21 December 2015986. Cheryl Ldetamored
    It is ridiculous to deny this service, but I am not surprised. I, too, have been at the same end of the west virginia board of veterinary medicine's half-witted policies... Address including Zip Code po box 456, mathias, wv 26812 County of residence hardy
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  • 16 December 2015984. V S
    Shame on You Governor Wise ! PA Animal Groups transport hundreds of animals to our state because you refuse to solve this problem. How callous the legislators and governor are. Address including Zip Code 18976 County of residence Bucks County PA
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    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! It helps the animals, the owners and our communities. Address including Zip Code 26505 Telephone number 304 598 9219 County of residence Monongalia
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Lakeisha ValdezBy:
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Governor Wise, Senator Byrd, Senator Rockefeller, WV Legislators

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