PETITION TARGET: East Bay Regional Park District
Shot and killed by park officials, at least a dozen homeless cats needlessly died, according to ABC 7 News, despite local activists and organizations offering to rescue, treat, and rehome the animals.
A concerned local noticed the area’s dwindling cat population, prompting an ABC 7 News I-team investigation. Park officials reportedly admitted to the shoot-to-kill order.
Officials justified the heartbreaking decision by saying it protects endangered birds, but also conceded that the agency could have communicated better with a volunteer who was actively trying to humanely catch the cats and a rescue group that was willing to take them in until they find new forever homes.
The program that authorized officials to kill innocent cats has been suspended, according to ABC 7 News. This must never happen again.
Sign this petition urging the East Bay Regional Park District to permanently revoke its shoot-to-kill policy against homeless cats and work with local activists and organizations to give them a much-deserved second chance at life.