Media update on Worcester County’s plan to Kill Oliver the Cat:
- Worcester County has indicated it plans to kill Oliver today
- Alley Cat Allies, the national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, is intervening
- Alley Cat Allies is asking the Worcester County not to kill Oliver the cat, and asks its followers to do the same
- In just a little more than a day, 56,000 emails to county commissioners have asked Worcester County to not kill Oliver.
- Oliver was trapped after another cat tested positive for rabies. However, Oliver has already been vaccinated.
- Two local organizations, Community Cats Coalition and West Side Animal Rescue, have both offered to quarantine Oliver. Worcester County has not explained why it is refusing this taxpayer-friendly, life-saving offer.
- Alley Cat Allies has sent the attached letter to county commissioners asking to halt plans to kill Oliver
- Alley Cat Allies has also initiated an online campaign, urging many of its 600,000 followers to tell Worcester County to stop its plan to kill Oliver.
Contacts from Worcester County who should be able to answer questions on why the county is not taking advantage of offers to save Oliver’s life by quarantining the cat:
- Worcester County Chief of Animal Control – Susan Rantz – 410-632-1340
- Worcester County Commission President – Madison Bunting Jr. – 410-632-1194
We ask you to contact Worcester County commissioners to learn more about why the county is intent on killing Oliver despite humane, life-saving options being available.
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