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MO Update: Hearing to Consider Positive Changes to Seizure Law TOMORROW (5/2)

(Tuesday, May 01, 2012)

The Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources will hold a public hearing tomorrow (Wednesday, May 2) that would make several positive changes to the state’s laws regarding animal seizure laws.

AKC Government Relations supports House Bill 1444, which, among other provisions, states that no animal may be intentionally euthanized or sterilized until legal proceedings have been concluded.

The committee was originally scheduled to hold the public hearing on April 25.

Missouri dog owners and breeders are encouraged to contact the Senate committee members and respectfully ask them to support this bill that will help ensure the rights of dog owners are protected. Read AKC’s previous Legislative Alert for more information on House Bill 1444 and committee contact information.

AKC Government Relations will continue to provide updates as they become available. For more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.