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Urge Illinois representatives to support or cosponsor Senate Bill 154

IL: Make the call to keep pets and families together

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Urgent action needed! Responsible renters moving into state-financed housing units are being told their well-behaved family pets are not welcome due solely to their size, weight, or breed. Some housing authorities even restrict cats that weigh over 15 pounds.

Nationally, about 15% of the dogs and cats that were surrendered to animal shelters in 2019 were being given up due to housing issues.

Statewide, 147,000 dogs and cats entered animal shelters and 11,400 were killed. We should be doing everything we can to keep pets in homes that love them.

Illinois Senate Bill 154 would require property owners who receive state funding for low-income housing to allow tenants to have well-behaved dogs and cats.

TAKE ACTION: Please call the Chairperson (Rep. Will Guzzardi) and Vice-Chairperson (Rep. Delia C. Ramirez) of the Illinois House Housing Committee and urge them to support SB 154.

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