Stop the killing of homeless dogs and cats in the Valencian Community (Spain) sign now

ARCADYS is an animal defense entity located in Valencia (Spain) operating in the whole Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian Community)

We ask you to support our campaign to change the community local laws in order to forbid the indiscriminate killing of homeless dogs and cats in the shelters of our community, where thousands and thousands of dogs and cats are eliminated every year.

Despite all our efforts (see a summary of our activities below) it's still much cheaper for the local city and town councils to kill the exceeding animals in the shelters than to carry out the necessary measures that would in short-mid term eliminate the cause of the problem.

Therefore we have started a campaign to change the local laws to prohibit the indiscriminate killing of dogs and cats in the shelters, as we think this would be the only way to force the local governments to face the problem and adopt the necessary measures.

For the time being, we have collected 30.000 signatures and presented them to the local government of the Comunidad Valenciana - we are now trying to collect more signatures before the end of the year.

Besides the signatures we have started this support campaign in the web, so that people outside from Spain can also show their backup to our goals. Although these signatures dont have a legal value in Spain they will surely have a great effect in the decision our government will take.

Thank you very much for your support!!


A summary of our activities:

Our organization doesn't run a shelter; we concentrate on trying to solve the problem by addressing the cause:
- We collaborate with vets for providing low cost spaying/neutering to
the public and carry out TNR activities.
- We organize canine education courses throughout the year and take part in different local and national media (radio, T.V. and press).
- We promote sensitization campaigns to make the people aware of the respect every animal deserves and the cruelty of abandoning.
- We publish a magazine, lecture at schools, and carry out a Companion Animal Assisted Therapy Program in geriatric hospitals to reinforce the value of dogs in our society.
- We also collaborate with the local shelters coordinating rescue groups as well as adoption and foster webs.
- One of our most important activities is the legal defense of animals and prosecution and punishment of abuse and abandoning, which is carried out by our legal department.

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Latest Signatures

  • 26 November 201550. Pam F
    Country Australia Stop the killing - spay and neuter is the civilised solution.
  • 25 July 201549. Ana Gracielaquijanol
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 201548. Claudio Esparza
    Country italy Please, don't kill them, sterilyze instead
  • 23 June 201547. Andreas K
    I support this petition
  • 06 June 201546. Natasha Curtis
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 201545. M C
    Country UK These animals have a right to live and be cared for.
  • 26 May 201544. Robin C
    Country Singapore There are doing this in Singapore Too.. please see
  • 21 April 201543. Ebanis Estrada
    Country usa please stop the killing!
  • 12 April 201542. Batel Lawson
    Country israel israel
  • 11 February 201541. Alexander Y
    Country United Kingdom I have been to Valencia many times. It disgust me, when I see homeless cats running on streets. Penalties should be made towards owners who abandon their pets. Treatment and care should be used instead of extermination. It's time f
  • 05 February 201540. Jessica F
    Country NORWAY Please stop the killing of homeless animals. Instead create no kill shelters or adoption and fostering agencies. I adopted a dog from Spain and I have never been happier. Whenever I go to Spain to visit family I get so sad by the condition
  • 18 December 201439. Cristina S
    I support this petition
  • 16 December 201438. Frank P
    Country britain My family and friends used to go on holiday to your county, Not any more though, not after hearing how cruel your laws are with such lack of compssion for the wonderful animals of your country .Therefore we no longer want to be assosiated
  • 06 December 201437. Jesse P
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 201436. Sheryl N
    Country Australia So Upsetting
  • 24 October 201435. Annelie F
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 201434. A W
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 201433. Liane Ramirez
    I support this petition
  • 10 July 201432. Elizabeth H
    Country england animals have souls ,emotions and feelings any human who thinks differently to this ,has no place in the heavens above.its almost 2007 isnt it time now to understand and respect our loving dogs and cats who give us more back than we could
  • 28 May 201431. Ferreira Perez
    I support this petition
  • 10 May 201430. Michelle C
    I support this petition
  • 20 April 201429. Mrs Sjs
    Country spain and uk it is wrong to kill these animals, give them a chance with a loving family
  • 15 January 201428. Rita R
    Country FINLAND Peace & Love
  • 02 October 201327. Loreley Ferreiradac
    I support this petition
  • 20 September 201326. Amelia A
    I support this petition
  • 04 September 201325. Hanna K
    I support this petition
  • 17 August 201324. Margaret S
    I support this petition

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Petition target:
Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Community Government)


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