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New Jersey: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research

New Jersey: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research

Name: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research

Bill Number: S 1479 and A 4385

These bills would require institutions of higher education to first offer cats and dogs used in research to an animal rescue organization for adoption instead of euthanizing the animal. Facilities that conduct research in collaboration with an institution of higher education for educational, research or scientific purposes would also be required to work with animal rescue organizations to adopt healthy animals after the research is complete. A facility that is required to offer dogs and cats to an animal rescue organization may enter into an on-going agreement with such a group.

Additionally, these bills incur no expense for the government, give facilities the discretion to determine which animals are suitable for adoption and pave an easy path from the laboratory to a private home through agreements with reputable animal rescue organizations.

 

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Please give cats and dogs in research a chance to live in a loving home

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask for your support of legislation to require publically funded educational institutions to make dogs and cats available for adoption through an animal rescue organization instead of euthanizing them when they are no longer needed by the facility. Too often animals used in research are regarded as disposable commodities to be discarded when the research or education project is done.

S1479/A4385, would allow cats and dogs used for research to have a chance to find a loving home. This legislation exempts animals that the research facility requires to be euthanized for health or safety reasons. It incurs no expense for the government, gives facilities the discretion to determine which animals are suitable for adoption and paves an easy path from the laboratory to a private home through agreements with reputable animal rescue organizations.

Please give this legislation your support.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]