Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
ROANOKE/CHRISTIANSBURG – Did you know that kittens can go into heat and get pregnant as early as 4 months old and puppies around 5 months old? If not sterilized, puppies and kittens can get pregnant and have a litter of their own just two months later. And it’s these accidental litters that end up in animal shelters with no place to call home.
To reduce these accidental births, Mountain View Humane, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, is introducing the Did You Know? Campaign, featuring a special $20 spay or neuter surgery for puppies and kittens between two to six months of age during the month of June.
While some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, Mountain View Humane has performed more than 2,800 pediatric spay/neuter surgeries since 2010.
“Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight months old,” says Kelly Cass, Executive Director. “But by then, it can be too late. By then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.”
This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Did You Know?” promotion when they call to schedule their appointment. Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Mountain View Humane will provide an estimated 60 puppy and kitten sterilizations for $20 during June. Please visit www.MountainViewHumane.org or call (855) HIP-SNIP for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Posted By Valerie Garner
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