Lexington, SC Residents: Stop the "Nuisance Cat" Amendment
This action is ONLY for residents of Lexington County, South Carolina
UPDATE: June 17, 2020
Thank you for your help. You are making a difference!
At the moment, we are not asking supporters to send further emails to the Lexington County Council.
Conversations have begun between a local rescue group and the County Council about which both sides seem to feel optimistic. The conversations are ongoing and the outcomes uncertain.
One thing we are certain about, however, is that it was the engagement of hundreds of constituents that brought the County Council to the table.
Thank you for letting the County Council know that you want them to do the right thing.
The start of a conversation is a good beginning and hopefully it will come to a good outcome. Our goal, which of course is your goal, is to protect all cats in Lexington County from harmful legislation and policies.
In the event that Lexington County Council loses sight of the overwhelming support its constituents have for non-lethal cat population management, you will hear from us. Your advocacy has been critical so far, and it may be needed again further down the process.
We are carefully monitoring the situation.
Update: June 4, 2020
We need to speak out stronger. The Lexington County Council has voted in favor of advancing the deadly “Nuisance Cat” amendment. Please send the message below to your councilmembers and urge them to stand against the amendment right now.
Your Lexington County Council is considering dangerous amendments that would open the door for thousands of cats and kittens to be killed when people arbitrarily decide they are a “nuisance.” We need your help to stop this dangerous scheme.
If the amendments are passed, they would allow virtually anyone in your community to label any cat as a “Nuisance Cat,” even for something as vague as being an “unreasonable annoyance.” These cats and kittens would be impounded and most likely killed.
Lexington County already has a very successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in place, and these amendments would derail it in favor of returning to killing. All cats and kittens deserve to live. It is unacceptable to kill them because someone labels them a “nuisance.”
Tell the Lexington County Council not to abandon humane, lifesaving policies for cats. Ask them to vote against these dangerous amendments.