Support Florida SB 818 and HB 597

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The Florida State bills SB 818 and HB 597 require animal control agencies or animal shelters that euthanize animals to maintain a registry. They would be required to notify animal rescue groups or persons who are willing to accept animals subject to euthanization once they apply and are approved for listing in the euthanization registry.

Lifeline Dog Rescue maintains a watch list of dogs at risk of euthanization, and actively pursue saving dogs from death row. While located in Central Florida, we have traveled well beyond 50 miles to save dogs from shelters and private owners.

Please contact your Florida state senate and house representatives and request they support Florida SB 818 and HB 597. Here are more details and a summary.

Bradenton Florida state Sen. Mike Bennett sponsored “Animal Rescue Act” SB 818, and State Rep. Joseph Abruzzo is primary sponsor of the identical House version HB 597.

SB 818: Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies

GENERAL BILL by Bennett; (CO-INTRODUCER) Gaetz

Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies; Creating the “Animal Rescue Act”; requiring any animal control agency or animal shelter that euthanizes animals to maintain a registry of animal rescue groups that are willing to accept animals that would otherwise be subject to euthanization; providing eligibility criteria for rescue groups and persons desiring to be on the euthanization registry; providing criteria under which an animal control agency or animal shelter may reject an applicant for the euthanization registry or remove a participant from the registry; requiring that certain specified information concerning an animal rescue group be included in the group’s application for inclusion on the euthanasia registry, etc.

Effective Date: July 1, 2012
Last Event: Filed on Thursday, November 03, 2011 10:43 AM
Source: www.FlSenate.gov

View the entire bill text online as originally filed: SB 818: Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies.

Please note that these bills affect more than just dogs. Cats, kittens, and other pets including exotic animals are at risk, and will be protected by this legislation.

Lifeline Dog Rescue specializes in the Weimaraner breed of dogs, yet we do accept other dogs including mixed breed, as well. Help save unwanted animals at risk in Florida. Support Florida SB 818 and HB 597 to let your state reps know you care.

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