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Urgent Call to Action: Spay/Neuter Assistance Bill

Please take five minutes today to let the Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee know that you want the Spay/Neuter Assistance Bill SB 5151 passed as part of the budget.

SEND AN EMAIL NOW. Here are 3 easy steps to get this done:


Step 1. Prepare your message. Use the following template to help formulate your message. The key point is to emphasize the financial and community benefits of the bill:

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Honorable Members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee,

I am writing to respectfully request that you pass SB 5151, the companion animal spay/neuter assistance bill, as part of the budget. This bill will do more than pay for itself, raising about $10 million per year exclusively for assistance with dog and cat spay/neuter surgery. The expected cost savings that will result from this bill will far exceed expenditures, with savings in the range of $17-18 million or more per year. Those savings would result from reduced animal care and control costs in our communities.



Step 2. Address and send an email to the members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee.  The email addresses of the members of the committee are:

edward.murray@leg.wa.gov; derek.kilmer@leg.wa.gov; joseph.zarelli@leg.wa.gov; linda.parlette@leg.wa.gov; michael.baumgartner@leg.wa.gov; lisa.brown@leg.wa.gov; steve.conway@leg.wa.gov; karen.fraser@leg.wa.gov; nick.harper@leg.wa.gov; brian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov; mike.hewitt@leg.wa.gov; janea.holmquistnewbry@leg.wa.gov; jim.honeyford@leg.wa.govjim.kastama@leg.wa.gov; karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov; jeanne.kohl-welles@leg.wa.gov; mike.padden@leg.wa.gov; cheryl.pflug@leg.wa.gov; craig.pridemore@leg.wa.gov; debbie.regala@leg.wa.gov; mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov; rodney.tom@leg.wa.gov  

Step 3. Send a copy of this email to your own state senator (if he or she is not one of the above) and to your two state representatives. If you do not know your district or legislators, you can look them up here.

Please contact info@savewashingtonpets.org if you need assistance with writing your message or identifying your legislators.

On behalf of PAWS and the animals in our community, thank you!

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