One of the items on tonights City Council meeting is very close to ours hearts hear at BurbankSoup.
Something very sad happened here in Burbank a few weeks ago. Sadly it occurs every day all over the country.
A few weeks ago 3 cats were killed while a home was being fumigated. Yes we are angry, yes we are sad, we are looking for blame. But there is no one to blame, except the cats. Can we try to prevent this from happening again? Can we protect our inquisitive kittens from such a horrible fate? Yes, yes we can, and yes we should.
We are proposing that Burbank require all fumigation companies to give neighboring residents 48 hours notice before fumigating with a lawn sign. A lawn sign would give cat owners, as well as the care takers of stray cats, notice to remove cats from the area and keep them safe. This idea was first proposed in L.A. in 2008, however, we cant seem to find out if it ever went through. No matter. Burbank is progressive and the catolist for animal rights. No doubt you’ll recall Burbank banned the declawing of animals just a few weeks ago.
We live in a town full of animal lovers and so far the response from City Council has been encouraging. What can you do? You want to help? Show up tonight at the city council meeting. If you can make a less than 5 minute speech, great. If not just show up. A full meeting room brings attention to the issue and lets council know we are serious.