Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fight for Ohio Animal Owners' Rights (Part II)

 Relaying along more information on how to help! This fight isn't over yet; we all need to work together to protect our pets and our businesses.





First of all, thanks to everyone who's called/emailed/sent letters regarding Emergency Rule 1501:31-19-05 currently in place in Ohio; also, thanks to everyone who's contacted us to be added to the List of Opposition. The encouraging news is, we are making some progress. On Tuesday of this week, the Governor's office instructed the ODNR *not* to file the permanent rule which the ODNR was planning to file with JCARR that day. Before anybody gets too excited about that -- it doesn't mean we've won. It does, however, mean the Governor is listening to our concerns, which is what we asked him to do.

The next order of business is for everyone to get on the ODNR website and enter your comments on this rule (refer to my earlier emails if you need suggestions on what to say). Again, be polite but firm. If the rule directly affects you or your business, explain that; if you don't live in Ohio but do business in Ohio, explain that. If it affects you as a non-commercial owner, explain that. The website address is:

http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/23166/Default.aspx

When you go to the website, you will see ODNR's "official position" at this time.

We cannot afford to let up; we must keep the pressure on. If you haven't called or emailed the Governor's office yet, please do so immediately. The person to contact in the Governor's Office of Constituent Affairs is:

Michael DuChesne (pronounced Doo-Shay)
Phone: (614) 644-0829
email: michael.duchesne@governor.ohio.gov

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An Update!

Tickles make for great snapshots.
Hello everyone! I just wanted to post a quick update apologizing for the hiatus, and letting you all know that Gizmo is still alive and well and ornery as ever.

I have been swamped with both school and work, so even though I have some more stories and advice to share, I haven't gotten a chance to get it all written out into coherent posts yet. Don't worry, though, they're coming.

We also purchased two new puppies at the beginning of December. Gizmo is of the firm opinion that we got them just to make him sad.

I hope you all are having a great year so far, and good luck with those New Year's Resolutions!