Oregon’s Proposed Anti-Hoarding Law

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Oregon Senate Bill 6 is now on the governor’s desk. The bill would increase penalties for some animal cruelty offenses and further limit access to animals by offenders. The bill’s most controversial provisions are, however, the requirements placed on animal rescues. [Read more...]

House Passes King Amendment

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Update July 16, 2013:On July 11, 2013 by a vote of 216-208, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the King amendment as part of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, now the Farm bill. The amendment by U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) would threaten the ability of state and local governments to regulate animal welfare within their borders. [Read more...]

Keeping animals cool this summer: Know the laws

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Don’t leave your dog in a car on a hot day! How many times have we heard that?

And yet, it is easy to tell yourself "I just had the air conditioning on so the car is cool and I’ll just be a few minutes".  But did you know:

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NYS Senate Approves Animal Abuser Registry

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Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State Senate has passed S2305A, legislation that will require those that violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals, register his or her name and address with the division of criminal justice services, undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will also ban them from ever owning a pet again. [Read more...]

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