04 Aug '12, 6am

Victory! Massachusetts Bans BSL, Overhauls Animal Protection Laws

Victory! Massachusetts Bans BSL, Overhauls Animal Protection Laws

On Thursday, Governor Deval Patrick signed “An Act Further Regulating Animal Control ” into law, which will update laws that have been on the books for decades and create stronger, more comprehensive animal protection laws in a variety of areas. “For years, organizations, individuals, and legislators have been seeking a comprehensive revision of Chapter 140, relating to animals; S. 2192 is the result of years of stakeholder discussions,” said Kara Holmquist, Director of Advocacy, MSPCA-Angell. “We are thrilled to see this important bill become law and believe it will make important progress in safeguarding both animals and the public.” Provisions in this bill will help animals in a few ways, most notably by: Setting up a Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund to help cover veterinary care and spay/neuter for homeless dogs and cats to reduce their numbers and reduce costs...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/massachusetts-overhauls-anima...

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