Dear Connecticut Animal Advocates,
Two very important, ASPCA-supported bills are now pending in the Connecticut General Assembly, and we need your help to make sure they pass this year!
Puppy Mills: Puppies and kittens sold in pet stores often come from breeding mills and frequently are sold with or develop serious health problems as a result. House Bill 5409 authorizes the state to fine pet shops for poor animal care, and clarifies that consumers may be reimbursed by shops for veterinary expenses without having to return the animals they love.
Animal Control: House Bill 5446 would require urgently needed training for animal control officers, helping to ensure the safety and well-being of animals in their care. This bill would also allow animal control officers to use Animal Population Control Program Spay/Neuter vouchers to alter sheltered animals before they go to their new homes, which helps prevent pet overpopulation and homelessness.
H.B. 5409 and H.B. 5446 can make a critical difference for animals, but members of the Connecticut General Assembly must hear from voters that they should pass these important humane bills.