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Texas Gov Abbott Signs Statewide Dog Tethering Bill

November 24th, 2021

Paws Up! To Governor Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 5, which will protect dogs from extreme weather and a life on a chain. November 24, 2021 Dogs in Texas will finally be given extra protection next year after Governor Abbott signed SB5 into law last month. This new law, which goes into effect on […]

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Veterinarians in New York Are Now Required to Report Suspected Animal Abuse

November 9th, 2021

November 3, 2021 Paws Up! To Governor Hochul for signing S5023A to help animals suffering from abuse. The sad reality is animal cruelty occurs daily in some homes throughout the United States. At the beginning of 2021, New York Senator Michael Gianaris (D-District 12) sponsored a bill to help bring to light animals suffering from […]

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Community Cats are in the Spotlight in Baltimore County, MD

October 31st, 2021

October 28, 2021 Paws Up! To the Baltimore County Council for introducing an ordinance to humanely control feral cat populations through trap, neuter, and return. Whether you call the city or the suburbs your home, you likely have encountered a stray cat. This solitary cat will not be alone for long when a constant source […]

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H.R. 5578 Would Ban Steel-Jaw and Conibear Traps in the United States

October 23rd, 2021

Paws Up! To Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) for introducing a bill that would help prevent the cruel and useless killing of wildlife by dangerous and inhumane trapping methods. October 23, 2021 Millions of animals are trapped and killed each year for their skins and fur. Many hunters and trappers target rabbits, coyotes, lynx, and foxes, […]

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AFTER Act Would Give Retired Research Animals a Happily Ever After

October 22nd, 2021

Paws Up! To Senators Susan Collins and Gary Peters for introducing a bill that would require government research programs to develop plans that would facilitate the rehoming of retired research animals. October 22, 2021 Two U.S. Senators have introduced the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation, and Research (AFTER) Act in order to help research animals […]

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