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March 17, 2010

A Push for Strong Animal Laws

Activists in W. Va. meet with legislators

The Humane Society of the United States

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by Summer Wyatt
West Virginia State Director

As snow swirled around the Mountain State, 21 animal advocates met in Charleston to lobby their representatives and push for stronger animal related laws.

Men and women from many different areas of West Virginia fought the snow to lobby for bills -- from puppy mills to spay and neuter assistance programs. Their presence at the Capitol was felt by their many representatives and was an influential force in getting Senate Bill 225, Spay and Neuter Assistance funding, placed on the agenda for the Senate Finance Committee.

Thanks to the perseverance and dedication of these animal advocates the spay and neuter assistance bill passed successfully through the Senate Finance Committee and passed the Senate!

I was so inspired by the attendees coming together to lobby, talk about their work in animal shelters, rescues and charities and getting to know them personally. These people are so important in many ways and are making strides in West Virginia’s treatment of animals.

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