K9 Service Club Volunteer sign now

1. On November 15th the Johnson County Commissioners decided to move the age of volunteerism up to age 18 and over.
2. The K-9 Service Club of Franklin Community High School, consisting of sixty students, only four will be able to participate because of this decision; despite the fact that they and their parents and or guardians have signed the Franklin Community School Corporation's waiver and release, the Johnson County's release of liability, and the Franklin Community High School's permission slip.
3. Hundreds of students at this time are volunteering throughout Johnson County's animal service clubs. These clubs in the past year have raised more than $10.000 for the Johnson County Animal Shelter. Along with collecting; cleaning supplies, collars, leashes, food, and grooming supplies. They also have hosted adoption drives, microchip drives, and spay and neuter drives in order to keep the stray population down.

We request that:
That the Johnson County Commissioners reconsider their decision to raise the volunteer age, and further consider lowering the approved age to 14 with signed parental consent, 11-13 with adult supervision and singed parental consent.

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Latest Signatures

  • 20 December 2015200. Bethanne D
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015199. Jennifer S
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015198. Lisa K
    Isn't it sad when kids are doing something so positive and people try to make it impossible for them. This is such a great thing for the kids and dogs, please do not make the road hard for them!!! County McHenry, Illinois
  • 09 November 2015197. Linda B
    Please reverse your decision. Discouraging young people from Community Service is a real shame. It is so helpful for the pet population in your county and it teaches your young people responsibility and giving back to their community. County Benton County
  • 05 November 2015196. Sharon S
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015195. Lisa F
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015194. Jeff S
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015193. Michael M
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 2015192. Jan R
    It is outrageous for Johnson County to deny these kids the opportunity to do something worthwhile that also builds their character, not to mention the tremendous need for volunteers in this area. For once, let's see a local government do what is right!! C
  • 25 September 2015191. Ashley S
    Why is this an issue? Underage volunteers are required to have a legal guardian sign a waiver stating that they accept all responsibility for their childens injuries. This is ridiculous. County Johnson
  • 25 September 2015190. Kelly S
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015189. Sharon L
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 2015188. William Fj
    I have lived in this county for forty nine years and the county government has consistently refused to take the proper and moral steps to assist the humane treatment of unattached animals. Our family has save numerous animals from the animal shelter and t
  • 10 September 2015187. Theresa D
    Support our young volunteers and the Animal Shelter! County Johnson County resident and tax payer
  • 10 September 2015186. Cheryl C
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 2015185. Linda H
    I too cannot imagine why you would want to eliminate such a valuable resource in your community. A great many stand to lose if you raise the age to 18. Please rethink this decision. County Knox County, TN
  • 25 August 2015184. A R
    The dogs aren't 18! County Jefferson County, Washington State
  • 07 August 2015183. Susanne L
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 2015182. Virgina N
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 2015181. Katherine B
    It's absolutely absurd that these volunteers are being denied, I assume the County Comissioners themselves have volunteered to make up the loss (both financial and time). County Champaign, Illinois
  • 16 July 2015180. Stacy B
    I feel that as long as the students' parents are willing to allow their kids to volunteer at the shelter, what difference does it make what age the volunteers are? I'd think the county commissioners had better plan on spending plenty of hours volunteering
  • 13 July 2015179. Veronica S
    I support this petition
  • 30 June 2015178. Marianne M
    Aw C'mon...kids keeping out of trouble and volunteering with three signed waivers? Let these kids continue to assist in this way without interference from authorities!! County Cook County, IL
  • 05 June 2015177. Patricia Joseph
    I think that they should be aloud to volunteer!!! County Johnson County
  • 27 May 2015176. Stacie V
    Shame on you for keeping kids from doing something that is important to them and the animals!! What is the world coming to when we STOP people from volunteering??!! County Dekalb Co. IL
  • 26 May 2015175. Erin D
    Of all the volunteers since Julie Hively has been warden (the past 5 years), no one has been hurt. You are taking away priviledges from students and community who truly want to make a difference. County Johnson
  • 16 May 2015174. Margaret H
    It is ashame that when you have young people willing to help that someone would turn them down. Good luck! County Maricopa County

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