Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Legislature Adjourns Without Voting on Bill to Protect Pets From Domestic Violence

I received the following email from American Humane today:

In an effort to stop abusers from harming or threatening to harm companion animals, House Bill 429 would have encouraged judges to include animals in domestic violence protective orders. A protective order is a legal order issued by a court that requires one person to stop harming, stay away from and/or cease contact with another person or, in the case of this bill, that person's pets as well.

Unfortunately, the bill did not get a House floor vote before the legislative session adjourned. American Humane will continue to pursue this issue.

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