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AL Legislators Vote “No” to Protect Puppies From Cruel Breeding

April 27th, 2017

Paws Down! To the Alabama Legislators who voted against a bill that would have created the Alabama Dog and Cat Breeders Commission. The Commission would have been charged with the licensing and inspection of high volume dog and cat breeders. Puppy mills and backyard breeders operate with impunity across the United States.  Because care requirements […]

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Dog Tethering Restriction Law Passed in Washington

April 22nd, 2017

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Maryland Veterinarians May Soon Be Required to Report Suspected Animal Abuse

April 22nd, 2017

Paws Up! To the Maryland General Assembly for passing House Bill 1463 that would require veterinarians to report possible animal cruelty or neglect. Animal abuse often occurs in tandem with domestic abuse and other crime. Breaking this cycle of violence is one way to creating a more humane world for animals and people. Maryland legislators […]

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Louisiana House to Vote on a Bill That Would Improve Life for Shelter Animals

April 22nd, 2017

Paws Up! To the Louisiana Senate for passing Senate Bill 64 that would require animal shelters to follow certain operating guidelines and mandatory annual staff training. Animal shelters, throughout the United States, vary in the quality and the care they provide for the estimated 6.5 million animals they house every year. Why the dichotomy?  Sources […]

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KY Bill HCR43 Would Create Task Force to Combat Negligence at County Animal Shelters

April 19th, 2017

Paws Up! To Kentucky legislators for sponsoring a bill to address the state’s deteriorating animal shelters. Animal shelters are intended to be a place of refuge for animals who have suffered the perils of homelessness, neglect, and abuse. Even when operating under a small budget, animal shelters have a legal and moral obligation to provide […]

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