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Your Help Is Needed To Pass 'The Florida Animal Rescue Act' | Care2 Causes

Your Help Is Needed To Pass 'The Florida Animal Rescue Act' | Care2 Causes

The Florida Animal Rescue Act is the type of lifesaving legislation that should be enacted in every state where pet overpopulation is a problem. Yet there is a chance this common-sense measure may never become law unless animal lovers take action. “The Florida Animal Rescue Act (FARA) will make it illegal for shelters to kill any animal that a qualified 501(c) 3 animal rescue organization is willing to save.” The bill also requires that all public and private animal shelters document the intake and outcome for each animal in the system. It will have to disclose whether a pet is returned to an owner, adopted or euthanized. FARA will shift the focus of animal shelters from killing homeless pets to saving their lives. It will save taxpayers’ money and let Florida residents know what happens to animals in the custody of municipal shelters. On January 23, FARA was unanimously a...

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