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This action is ONLY for residents of South Carolina.
We need to make it easier for people to rescue animals—but on May 21, South Carolina representatives will consider a bill that would make it much harder. HB 3492 could make it much more difficult for the state’s animal shelters and rescue organizations to engage in life-saving work.
HB 3492 imposes restrictions that appear to benefit animals, but in fact make it far more difficult for any animal to be adopted from a pound or shelter. For example, already short-staffed shelters would be required to have a veterinarian examine every animal before adoption—but there is no requirement that a veterinarian examine animals before euthanasia. Other provisions, like prohibiting animal shelters from using public grant money to operate spay/neuter clinics, just make no sense.
This bill would impose undue burdens on shelter and rescue groups’ critical work and decrease the number of adoptions. It could be a death sentence for many of the animals in South Carolina shelters.
Please write to your representative today to let him or her know that you oppose HB 3492!
This message will be sent to your South Carolina State Representative.
Please Oppose HB 3492
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a South Carolina resident and your constituent, I'm asking you to oppose HB 3492, a bill that would only make it more difficult to rescue and adopt cats and dogs in shelters.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]