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.