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NY Lawmakers Pass Cat Declawing Ban

June 11th, 2019

Paws Up! To New York legislators for voting to ban cat declawing. June 11, 2019 Last week, New York lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would prohibit veterinarians from performing declawing surgeries on domesticated cats. Once a common practice among veterinarians, onychectomy (cat declawing) is the amputation of the joints of a cat’s […]

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Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Ohio Are Striving To Make A Safer World For Pets

May 31st, 2019

May 24, 2019Paws Up! To Representatives in Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Ohio for supporting bills to create animal abuse registries. Legislators throughout the United States are joining forces to help combat animal abuse by supporting legislation that would create public registries for convicted offenders. Tennesse pioneered the first statewide animal abuse registry in 2016. […]

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Arizona Governor Increases Animal Abuse Penalty to Felony

May 30th, 2019

Paws Up! To Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for signing House Bill 2671, which will increase animal cruelty penalties to felony status. May 30, 2019 Arizona has recently stepped up to the plate yet again to help animals in their state. According to this article, starting August 2019, anyone convicted of animal cruelty will be charged […]

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A Bill That Would Have Given Florida Veterinarians The Right To Report Animal Abuse Has Died

May 24th, 2019

May 15, 2019Paws Down! To the Florida Commerce Committee for allowing HB 379 to die that would have given veterinarians the right to report suspected animal abuse. The legislative process is a prolonged one, especially when it comes to passing laws that would better protect the well-being of animals. When veterinarians, who choose to devote […]

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Louisiana Has Introduced A Bill That Would Create A Statewide Animal Abuse Registry

May 24th, 2019

May 16, 2019Paws Up! To Louisiana Representative Robby Carter (D-District 72) for introducing House Bill 161 to create a statewide animal abuse registry. Choosing to bring an animal into your home can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Animals enrich our lives both physically, emotionally, and mentally with their companionship and unconditional devotion. When […]

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