ISAR’s Worldwide Spay/Neuter Stamp Campaign.

i Oct 17th

Dear Friends,

For any organization, ISAR included, to engage in overpopulation and spay/neuter public education in other countries requires enormous human and financial resources. As a practical matter, with so much to be done in the United States alone little overpopulation-spay/neuter public education can currently be done abroad. But there is something that can be done to send the spay/neuter message to countless people around the world, and at no cost to American animal rights organizations or the other countries themselves.

Issuance of a spay/neuter stamp by the hundred-plus countries throughout the world.

Stamps issued by sovereign nations serve the purpose of raising the consciousness of the millions who send and receive them. Foreign commemorative stamps carrying the “Spay/Neuter” message can provide a way to educate the public about dog and cat overpopulation.

In 2016, ISAR has contacted several nations’ postal administration departments throughout the world.

We have recently learned from Yael Koskas, of the Israel Philatelic Service, that our spay/neuter stamp suggestion will be considered during their November 2016 meeting. At that time, the Israel Philatelic Service Committee will vote on upcoming stamp issues for the year 2018.

The impact of such a stamp on dog and cat population could be substantial.

We will keep you posted!

 

GREAT NEW RESOURCE: ISAR’S NEW OVERPOPULATION VIDEO LIBRARY

i May 10th

What do the titles, “Why is Dodger Stadium full of dogs?”, “All About That Spay”, “What is kitten season?”, and “Pet overpopulation is not cute” have in common?

Always searching for innovative ways to enlighten the public about companion animal overpopulation, these four titles are only a few of the many videos that ISAR has compiled in our new Overpopulation Video Library. Our new Internet resource provides links to, and descriptions of, scores of YouTube videos carrying the overpopulation and spay/neuter message, furthering ISAR’s efforts to reduce cat and dog overpopulation.

Since ISAR’s founding in 1959 our organization has not wavered in our commitment to improving the lives of animals through legal, legislative and educational efforts. The latter, public education about animal rights, both theoretical and practical, has long been a primary activity of ISAR, and will continue to be an important part of our programs.

ISAR is making a difference by working with others to enlighten the world about the needless killing of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that sadly occurs daily around the world because there are not enough good homes for them.

A comprehensive list of overpopulation and spay/neuter-related videos can be found on ISAR’s website here: http://isaronline.org/programs/animal-rights-education/spayneuter-videos/.

We ask our supporters to share our library of educational videos with friends and family allowing ISAR to continue to be a resource, a teacher, and a voice for companion animals everywhere.

If you have a favorite spay/neuter video that you would like to share with us, we may be able to include it in our library. Please send submissions to contact@isaronline.org.

ISAR’s Spay/Neuter Billboards Reach the Public

i Apr 28th

 

spayneuter billboard

ISAR’s brightly-colored spay/neuter billboards are now posted across America, like this one in Columbia, South Carolina. We are grateful to all of the outdoor advertising agencies and account executives who have helped with our billboard campaign so far this year. ISAR’s billboards raise awareness about pet overpopulation and the importance of spay/neuter. Please visit ISAR’s website, www.isaronline.org, to see a sample of our billboards!

In just the last few months, more than 50 of ISAR’s striking billboards have been posted in various locations throughout the United States including California, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

ISAR’s brightly-colored billboards raise awareness about the plight of pet overpopulation, and promote spaying and neutering companion animals.

Because of our billboards, ISAR has received much positive feedback, including a message from a new supporter in Florida who came across several ISAR billboards during her travels. Marcelle C. told ISAR in a recent email, “In case you’re wondering, your billboards are effective because this is how I learned of your organization! I hope you are getting a great response.”

Other feedback from ISAR’s 2016 billboard campaign includes:

“I was thrilled to see two on hwy 98 between Navarre and Fort Walton Beach [Florida]!” — Michelle H.

“Thank you Lamar Outdoor Advertising for getting in the game to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats.” — Vicky P.

“Great marketing!!! We saw one of these billboards on our way to Florida!!!!” — Susan B.

ISAR’s billboards are a great way to advertise upcoming spay/neuter clinics, shelter events, International Homeless Animals’ Day observances, or simply to publicly sponsor the spay/neuter message.

Available year-round, ISAR’s brightly-colored, eye-catching billboards are a standard 10’5″ x 22’8″ with space to include an individual’s or organization’s name and contact information.

Once someone contacts their local outdoor advertising company and learns what space is available, here’s what happens:

* ISAR will order the billboard from our vendor, with the name and other information you want to appear on the artwork (two lines with 39 characters per line including spaces for the printing of your organization’s name, contact information and/or message.) See our website for examples.

* ISAR will have the billboard shipped to the outdoor advertising company in the designated location.

The cost of $125.00 per poster includes shipping and handling within the continental United States. Please note: the outdoor advertising company’s charge for installation labor and space rental is in addition and may vary per company. Because most outdoor advertising companies have a reduced rate for 501(c)(3) organizations such as ISAR, in our experience the total cost of this effective way to spread the spay/neuter message will usually be less than $500.00.

Please visit our website at www.isaronline.org to view ISAR’s colorful billboard designs and place your order today!

 

How has ISAR spent the last twenty-five years?

i Feb 4th

After a quarter-century of battling against dog and cat overpopulation through such programs as . . . . . . . . . .

International Homeless Animals’ Day, now not only an important national event, but one observed worldwide underscoring the use of spay/neuter and other ISAR programs in an effort to address the scourge of dog and cat overpopulation.

Mandatory spay/neuter laws,[1] applicable to dogs and cats regardless of source in an effort to substantially reduce overpopulation.

Tax deduction laws, federal or state in return for spay/neutering dogs and cats in an effort to provide an incentive for reducing overpopulation.

Adoption sterilization laws, required for all shelter dogs and cats in an effort to substantially reduce overpopulation.

Departments of Animal Affairs laws, at municipal and state levels of government, in order to put all animal-related government functions in a single department, in an effort to substantially reduce overpopulation.

Mandatory dog and cat Identification laws, aimed at reducing abandonment of dogs and cats, in an effort to substantially reduce overpopulation.

Monthly blog, keeping ISAR’s many supporters abreast of national and international progress in an effort to substantially reduce overpopulation.

Billboards, placed in sensitive locations carrying the spay/neuter message to riders and pedestrians throughout the United States and abroad, in an effort to substantially reduce overpopulation.

Animals Today Radio, ISAR being the principal sponsor of this nationally-heard radio and streaming program, which carries the spay/neuter and other messages to listeners through the United States in an effort to reduce overpopulation.

Postage stamps, carrying the spay/neuter message not just in the United States (as the result of ISAR’s years-long efforts, but also to other countries and through the United Nations Organization, in an effort to reduce overpopulation.

Video library, an Internet resource providing links to, and descriptions of, scores of YouTube videos carrying the spay/neuter and other messages, in an effort to reduce overpopulation.

Retail sales of dogs and cats prohibition laws, in an effort to reduce overpopulation.

Abandonment of dogs and cats, by creating and strengthening existing laws prohibiting (except to qualified organizations) the abandonment of dogs and cats, in an effort to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats.[2]

. . . . . . . . . . ISAR has prepared a thirteen page booklet which includes information about how we began, who we are, what our mission has been, and how we have been working tirelessly to fulfill it.

The booklet — written by ISAR’s chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, entitled ISAR’s Quarter-Century Battle Against Dog and Cat Overpopulation — is available free of charge on ISAR’s website.

 

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[1] All of ISAR’s legislative studies and proposals are regularly disseminated to legislators and executive branch officeholders on municipal, state, and county levels.

[2] These thirteen major ISAR programs are those we consider most suitable for ISAR’s capabilities. In making that judgment, we have acknowledged that there are other programs that need attention, ones that other organizations are better equipped in assets, income, personnel, and location to address. Our choice of the “ISAR Thirteen” should not be understood as lessening the importance of other activities: advancing low cost spay/neuter, educating the public about animal rights and all the ways in which they are violated, prohibiting factory farming, illegalizing dog and cat mills, alleviating the plight of feral dogs and cats, and various other issues that can be found under the umbrella of dog and cat overpopulation.

ISAR FILES ANIMAL RIGHTS “FRIEND-OF-THE-COURT” BRIEF IN SUPREME COURT

i Jul 29th

Several hours ago, in furtherance of its mission to use law and legislation to protect and advance animal rights, ISAR filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief in the Supreme Court of the United States urging that body to accept a First Amendment case whose outcome will affect the wellbeing of animals.

As ISAR’s supporters know, we engage in extensive public education, including the creation and dissemination of monographs and other material dealing with animal rights: Newsletters, interviews, billboards, observances, seminars, blogs, websites, speeches, courses, articles, reports, memoranda, radio shows, and public service announcements.

A Texas statute suppresses the pure speech of veterinarians, and thus constitutes a grave danger to animals.

You can read the entire brief submitted by ISAR to the Supreme Court of the United States HERE.