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Ask your Illinois senator to support and cosponsor SB 154.

IL: Help keep pets in homes with new housing bill

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The pandemic has created an economic crisis that puts some pet owners in the painful position of having to choose between keeping their pet or keeping a roof over their head. 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, in that same year, 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.

TAKE ACTION: Illinois legislators need to hear that their constituents care about this issue. Send a message to your state senator asking them to support SB 154. Please also share this alert on Facebook and Nextdoor to help spread the word. 

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