The American Pomeranian Club has challenged its members to donate to the KODA court case and offered to match the first $500 in donations! And now the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders offers its own challenge: For every dollar donated by a member, the Federation will match it up to $1000. We challenge our member clubs to make the same pledge to match donations made by your own club members.
.Keep Our Domestic Animals (KODA) was established a year ago by the Associated Dog Clubs of New York State to explore the possibility of stopping the APHIS Retail Pet Store regulation in the courts. Clubs signed on, donations came in, an attorney was hired. Frank Losey, co-counsel and the driving force behind the potential lawsuit, is donating his time. However, since he is not licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, where the lawsuit has to be filed, another attorney was needed to actually present the case.
HSUS joined the case as a defendant and promptly began to throw up roadblocks, drawing out the timeline and increasing legal costs substantially. The donations to date are not sufficient to carry the team through the scheduled Oct 9, 2014, court date, and thus the plea for additional donations.
Please go to the KODA page at www.keepourdomesticanimals.com/donate-here-donations-still-needed-for-continuance-of-suit and make your donation. This is important, and if we don’t meet this financial hurdle, the previous victories will be pointless. If you are a Federation member, indicate that you want your donation applied to the VFDCB pledge.