Legislation to Protect Shelter Pets to Be Introduced in Minnesota

17 May

And the good news keeps on rolling. The Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) is set to be introduced in Minnesota within the next week, following in the footsteps of a revised version (CAARA) recently introduced in New York, and successful passage in Delaware in 2010.

This act will insure crucial protections for pets in Minnesota shelters, as well as end all “convenience” killing by these organizations. If CAPA passes, no longer will shelters be able to kill when cages are empty, no longer will they be able to kill pit bulls indiscriminately, no longer will they be able to deny animals to legitimate rescue groups, no longer will they be able to deny vet care to suffering animals … and so on.

So keep an eye out for Minnesota CAPA in the next week, and read Mike Fry’s terrific blog about its introduction.

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3 Responses to “Legislation to Protect Shelter Pets to Be Introduced in Minnesota”

  1. cathala Corine May 31, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    You must protect them

  2. Teresa DesLaurier October 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I have been a supporter of the Animal Humane Society for more than 20 years and have adopted three pets from there, keeping them for their entire lifetimes. This is NOT good legislation. It could result in overcrowding and a lower standard of care for animals in shelter. It requires too much paperwork and certification and makes shelters double up animals in cages, making them more susceptible to disease. Finally, it needlessly delays adoption — I am going to take a stand against it and write my legislators.

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