AIA files suit against Indio claiming deplorable and substandard conditions at animal shelter

AIA files suit against Indio claiming deplorable and substandard conditions at animal shelter

Posted on 29 Oct 2012

Advancing the Interests of Animals filed a lawsuit on Friday, October 19  with the Superior Court of Riverside of California against the City of Indio claiming deplorable  and  substandard conditions at its city animal shelter, as well as numerous  violations of both state and county ordinances regarding the treatment of animals in the shelter.
In the suit, we are requesting that the shelter complies with state, county and local laws, that professionally trained staff is hired to manage the shelter, and other items.
We certainly would appreciate your support of the lawsuit and the work of Advancing the Interests of Animals by donating any amount you can to help us cover the legal fees for this action. The animals of Indio deserve better and finally, we are getting the city’s attention.
You may also mail a check to:
Advancing the Interests of Animals
PO Box 5066
Palm Springs, CA 92263

Other important updates from AIA:

Grant Program: The Advancing the Interests of Animals grant program for college and university animal advocacy groups and clubs has received its first applications. Grants of up to $1,000 will be made to winning applicants to fund specific projects that aid animals, educate about animal rights and welfare issues, or promote veganism. We have contacted more than 300 groups directly with invitations to complete an easy application.  Depending on the response, we may expand this campaign next year, and may seek outside foundation support for the program. Details are on the AIA website. Please spread the word to any applicable groups you know that may be interested.
Film Contest: The AIA International Film Contest for Youth is also underway. Cash prizes and radio appearances will be awarded to young film makers in three age categories who produce winning short films (3 minutes or less) promoting animal welfare, animal rights or veganism. Again, please refer to the website and share the news of this contest with any young person who may be interested.
As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions and support.
Advancing the Interests of Animals,
Lori, Peter and Marilyn

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