Protecting Dogs & Cats
On September 23rd we recognized National Dogs in Politics Day. It's all about the famous pooches that made headlines from "Checkers" to "Bo" who was the most recent dog to grace the White House.
But, today, I want to take you on a different path. The path that Iowa should be on when it comes to protecting dogs...and cats.
Meet "Yofi" who, when she was just a few months old, her former owners, we were told, poured boiling water on her. But, it doesn't stop there. They then failed to take her to a vet. Infection set in and she lost an ear.
This, sadly, isn't an isolated issue. Every week we hear of yet more overt cruelty being inflicted on dogs...and cats. People killing puppies with a baseball bat. Leaving them to suffer in the heat or the cold tied to a chain without water or shelter. It happens all the time in Iowa...all the time.
Last year a bipartisan bill passed the Iowa House. It was meant to protect cats and dogs like "Yofi" against the inhumane treatment they experience on a daily basis. But my opponent in the November 2020 election failed to bring it to the floor of the senate. It's called failed leadership and cowing to powerful special interest groups that oppose measures to protect and defend against such cruelty.
Those are not the Iowa Values you and I possess. Over the course of this campaign, I'll be pointing out other failures of the incumbent and offering solutions that will turn our state into the caring community we all desire.
She is now a happy and active three-year-old. She received the care every pet should receive. And, during this campaign, you'll get the chance to meet her. She's with me every day and thinks she should be out on the campaign trail too.
My name is Michael Libbie and I'm running in Iowa State Senate District 22 (Clive, Waukee, West Des Moines & Windsor Heights) to restore our Iowa Values....not just on National Dogs in Politics Day but...every day. By the way, "Yofi" means "Beautiful" in Hebrew...and I think she is.
Thanks for reading...and I would appreciate your support!