Rocky’s Law, S3551 and its companion A5040, would require the mandatory registration of animal rescue organizations, as opposed to the current laws providing for voluntary registration.  They would also
Continue Reading Rocky’s Law in New Jersey Requires Significant Amendments Before Adoption-Part I

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Las Vegas City Council voted to enact “Bill No. 2017-40 – which repeals a formerly adopted ordinance which prohibits pet shops from selling or
Continue Reading A Glimmer of Hope for Pet Stores Selling Professionally-bred, Humanely-raised, Puppies for Dog Lovers.

Today, lawmakers in Trenton, New Jersey did not have the opportunity to reject an attempted override to Governor Christie’s condition veto of Senator Lesniak’s so-called “puppy mill bill,” one of
Continue Reading Requiring professional law enforcement oversight of animal cruelty investigations will actually help animals-banning humanely raised, healthy puppies will not.

A “Good Samaritan” bill, S 3134, introduced in the New Jersey Senate on May 8, 2017 would “provide immunity from civil liability for veterinarians or emergency responders who assist
Continue Reading Bills would extend existing immunity from veterinarians to all emergency responders who aid animals during emergencies.

Senator Linda R. Greenstein introduced S3019 on Feb. 27, 2017, a bill that would establish “additional requirements for operation and oversight of animal shelters, pounds, kennels operating as shelters or
Continue Reading NJ bill S3019 could decrease the number of veterinary facilities willing to assist municipalities in animal control.