We are always lucky to have guest posts from Cat Scouts Maggie and Felix. This week it is Felix’s turn and I am sure you will enjoy his post.
Greetings everyone! Last week Maggie wrote about getting involved in this year’s political campaigns (persuading your peeps to learn about the “animal friendly” records of those they intend to vote for). Some of you wondered if there’s an easy way to do this, and you’ll be happy to know the answer is YES!
The fastest way to get involved is to check out the Humane Society of the U.S. and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ websites:
Both of these websites provide names and contact information for your State and Congressional representatives and other information on how you can get involved with issues specific to your locale. Once you sign up, you’ll get automatic notifications when an issue affecting your state or region comes up for legislative action. You can also get involved with your HSUS and ASPCA state representatives, who have offices in your state and plan events throughout each state.
In addition to these national organizations, there are many state and local groups which monitor animal issues in counties, cities and towns. You’d need to google those, but if your folks are interested in animal welfare issues, they could also sign up for alerts from various Social Media groups like Care 2 and ForceChange. These international organizations post on a wide range of issues ranging from household pets to working animals, farm animals and wild animals. You can select which issues you’d like to receive messages about.
For candidates in the races this Fall (and in all election cycles), you should visit the websites of the ones you’re interested in following, and see if they’ve posted policy statements regarding animal issues. If they haven’t, write and ask how they feel about an issue you are concerned about!
Remember, we’d like ALL PETS TO BE WINNERS, but they sometimes need a helping hand!
It’s really important to keep track of where the politicians stand on animal rights! And everything else you care about too. And then, if they win… hold them to their promises!
It sure is and good point to hold them to their promises.
Thanks for an informative guest post from our friend Felix. Thanks for the links Felix – it’s important to stay informed!!!
Felix is a smart Cat Scout.XO
I am so glad you shared this with us, Felix! It is such a crucial time for animal welfare, and we and the animals sometimes need all the help we can get. It’s wonderful to know that there are resources such as this out there. Thank you, Felix!
Felix did a great job informing us 🙂
Thanks for the info, Felix! We should all be paying close attention to this.
I agree, we should.
Excellent idea. We are Canadian but we will make sure to consider that at our next election.
You Canadians are probably way ahead of us, as you are on so many things, dear northern neighbors!
Yes, it matters everywhere.
Great information – especially on how to get involved!
It sure is 🙂
If we don’t help our pets who will. What a great way to have them be heard.
Have a fabulous day. ☺
Yes, we need to be their voices.
What great info! Thanks, Felix!
Felix is a smart kitty.
Great information, thanks for the share!
Felix is a wealth of information.
Great post Felix! Never, ever trust a politician!
“Trust, but verify!” Thanks, Brian.
Some must be trust worthy- somewhere?
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Dear Tabbies and every other CAT who reads this wonderful blog… GO FOR IT! Help our compatriots whenever you can!!
We know Smoke and Joe will help animals 🙂
That’s a great post, Felix. Very informative.
It sure was 🙂
I had no idea we could check on politicians through these sites.
You do the best interviews and guest posts! Well done! Hugs.
Aw, thanks, McGuffy!!
Thank you 🙂 Felix and Maggie always have a lot of great information. XO
So important to know where your politicians stand on animal rights!
It sure is 🙂
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