The Florida Animal Rescue Act, Senate Bill 818, was unanimously approved by the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee on Jan 23. The bill's next stop is the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee. Floridians are asked to visit www.floridarescueact.com to learn more about the bill, and utilize action alerts to write the House Subcommittee, and contact their state representatives in support.
According to a press release from No Kill Nation, the legislation will make it illegal for shelters to kill an animal that a qualified 501(c)(3) rescue organization is willing to save. No Kill Nation is a nonprofit with the mission of saving pets from being killed at shelters.
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