The Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) has been active in supporting animal-friendly legislation since our founding in 1881. We remain committed to working with the community and the legislature to advance anti-cruelty laws and protections for animals in our state.
Tell them to support HB 5362: AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION OF MUNICIPAL POUNDS AND SHELTERS
What will this bill do?
Last year, legislators passed a bill requiring standards of care for animals in only nonprofit shelters. The Department of Agriculture must now write those regulations. The Connecticut Humane Society believes animals in municipal pounds (shelters) should be cared for by also following these standards.
Not having equal standards of care in all shelters is like having one set of building codes for nonprofits while municipalities are permitted to self-regulate!
What’s the estimated financial impact?
When were the Municipal regulations written?
This is 2018, and when a shelter is built according to today’s best practices it would fail inspection because it did not adhere to Connecticut’s (1963) antiquated and outdated standards.
Contact your Legislators TODAY! There is no time to lose.
The bill may be voted on in the next few days!