animal control legislation

01/28/2007 7:23 AM by

Via a tip from Mary Anne on the 70 comment Dangerous Dogs post from a few weeks back, there are bills coming up for vote in the State Senate this week that might be of interest.

From Mary Anne’s comment:

After reading all of the posts, it sounds as if you really want to do something about this dangerous dog issue. I’ve got a suggestion – please visit this link, read the 12 animal welfare bills and lend your support – all it takes is a phone call or an email to hold these negligent pet owners accountable. (Note: the link has contact names, numbers, and email at the bottom. — John M.)

The following bills will be voted on the week of 1/29/07:

  • Rabies Surcharge (HB2295 – Del. McClellan, which would raise funding for spay/neuter programs.
  • On Monday, 1/29/07, the Senate Ag Committee will hear SB930, the humane investigator bill (Sen. Ticer), and SB1345, the reporting of suspected dog fighting bill (Sen. Lambert).

The bills that failed in committee b/c of lack of public pressure:

  • Tethering (HB2098 – Del. Kenny Alexander – as we all know, tying a dog up & leaving it to live on the end of a chain in the backyrd creates unsocialized, crazy and potentially dangerous dogs!!! we had our chance and blew it on this one)
  • Humane Education (HJR567 – Del. Kenny Alexander)
  • Pet Dealer Permits (HB3195 Del. Clay Athey)

Please do your part and make a call or two to your representatives. Thank you!



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