A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA ENCOURAGING THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES TO TAKE CERTAIN MEASURES TO DECREASE PET OVERPOPULATION AND INCREASE PET ADOPTION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, pets provide companionship to more than 71,000,000 households in the United States; and
WHEREAS, humane organizations and animal shelters have to put down more than four million animals each year, many of whom are healthy and adoptable, due to lack of critical resources and public awareness; and
WHEREAS, Lake County Animal Services alone takes in over 18,000 animals each year and euthanizes more than 5,000 of them; and
WHEREAS, spaying and neutering has been shown to dramatically reduce the over population of pets and feral cats, proving to be a wise investment in saving animal lives and taxpayer dollars;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
Section 1. The Leesburg City Commission supports the creation by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners of a subsidized voluntary spay/neuter program to assist Lake County’s pet owners.
Section 2. The Leesburg City Commission supports discounted rates for multiple pet adoptions.
Section 3. The Leesburg City Commission will commit to assisting Lake County with enhanced promotion of shelter pet adoption and awareness of the responsibilities of proper pet ownership.
This resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 10th day of September, 2012.