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Puppy mill bill threatens dog rescue homes
Ohio Senate added changes to bill that will impose regulations on non-profit dog rescue homes.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Some dog rescue groups are urging Ohio state senators to reverse changes to a House-passed bill that imposes regulations on dog kennels. Mary O’Connor Shaver with Ban Ohio Dog Auctions says an amendment added to the bill by a senate committee would make non-profit dog rescue organizations comply with the proposed regulations.

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O’Connor Shaver says her group supported the House version of the bill. The Senate changes would weaken protections for dogs in puppy mills while making it more difficult for rescues to operate.

Listener Comments:

There must be a better way to help people and animals in need. No one ever goes into raising animals because they hate them. The fact is people get sick and they die, get divorced, have financial problems etc.

But when this happens who can they call? Rescues have become big business, nothing more than second hand pet stores, who traditionally steal dogs from rightful owners under threat and then resale them at a profit. Don't kid yourself the term the rescues use is to bump them. (Kill) them if they are old, injuried, blind etc. Kind of like Obama care. If you are deemed to be low on the resale value you die.

Rescue's should be licensed and inspected made to account for each and every animal they receive and be required to provide health care as needed. The animals must be maintained in clean well maintained facilities to insure the safety of the population both human and animal.

If the state wants to assit in the theft of dogs and dispose of them based on rumors as they do now, the state must be required to provide proper housing for the animals including care and maintenence.

The state is required to build jails so when they enfore the law prisoners can be held humanely... so why not the animals as well. Then the owners can be provided due (As required by law) process and the animals will be cared for and returned or disposed of under supervision of the law.

Or.. The State will provide assistance to the owners like they do for people who need food and care. What a novel Idea. People taking care of both people and mans best friend.

The AR agenda has simply gone to far. State supported terror must end and we collectively must start doing the right thing when it comes to people and animals alike


Posted by: Jackson (Little Rock) on November 29, 2012 12:11PM
good for goose good for gander.. why should fosters care if they are inspected? what do they have to hide.. why would it be harder to "recruit" foster homes if they are perfect? and aren't all foster homes perfect? In fact i would think that fosters would welcome unannounced inspections of their private homes and would not mind at all if their names addresses and lists of family members were posted on the internet. That is what they expect of other people who house animals.. why n ot them.. they should be willing to the "model" for all pet owners.. why are they resisting?


Posted by: alice smith (st.louis) on November 27, 2012 12:11PM
Exactly why shouldn't rescues and non-profits that actually sell (adopt) dogs they take in or take from other people be inspected and licensed. If they thinks its such a good idea for everyone else why are they exempt. They should not be exempt. HSUS can tell you they are going after any rescue that makes too much money. It eats into their income. If they have nothing to hide then they should be inspected just like everybody else.


Posted by: HowardHail (santa monica) on November 27, 2012 10:11AM
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