Name: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research
Bill Number: A 3274
Healthy dogs and cats in New Jersey deserve
the opportunity to be adopted into loving homes instead of being euthanized
after being used for educational, research or scientific purposes. A 3274 would
require institutions of higher education to offer healthy dogs and cats no
longer being used in research to an animal rescue organization for adoption.
Institutions offering dogs and cats
for adoption would be immune from civil liability arising from the transfer of the cat or dog, provided the institution has
acted in good faith concerning the health and physical condition of the cat or
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Please give dogs and cats in research a chance to live in a loving home
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask for your support of A 3274, which would require publicly-funded educational institutions in New Jersey to offer dogs and cats no longer used for educational, research or scientific purposes to an animal shelter or animal rescue organization for adoption instead of euthanizing them. Facilities covered under this section would be immune from civil liability for any damages that result when an animal is turned over to a shelter or rescue organization, as long as the facility acted in good faith. Too often, animals used in research are routinely euthanized when the research or educational project is done, even though they may be otherwise healthy. Please give your support to legislation in our state to allow these animals a chance at finding loving homes.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]