Payments Embrace Boarding Kennel Rules
Whereas the present legislative session could also be winding down, this week a number of animal safety payments took a giant step ahead, because the Massachusetts Senate took motion on a number of payments on ARL’s Legislative Agenda.
H.4442, An Act additional regulating the enforcement of unlawful searching practices, would enter Massachusetts right into a nationwide compact to forestall convicted poachers from searching in different states, in addition to replace penalties which can be outdated by nearly a century. H.4442 handed the Home earlier this yr, so solely must have some small variations ironed out earlier than it’s despatched to the Governor’s desk to be signed into regulation.
The Senate additionally handed H.901, An Act defending analysis animals, which might make sure that cats and canine used for analysis in Massachusetts get the chance to be adopted into loving houses. This invoice additionally handed the Home earlier this session, so the 2 variations will should be reconciled within the legislature earlier than transferring on to the Governor.
S.2994— An Act defending the well being and security of puppies and kittens in cities and cities—was handed by the Senate on Monday. This session, ARL has been supportive of this and different efforts to control pet daycares and replace kennel legal guidelines to guard animals all through the Commonwealth.
Whereas there aren’t any statewide laws surrounding these services, ARL’s Board Safely™ marketing campaign offers pet households with what to search for earlier than they board their pet. ARL can be a member of Ollie’s Coalition, based after the loss of life of Ollie, a labradoodle mauled at a pet daycare in 2020.
We solely have till July 31 to get this invoice via the Home and to the Governor’s desk. Please attain out to your Consultant in the present day and ask them to help S.2994 and defend puppies and kittens this legislative session!
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