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 animal.
This year, similar bills have
already passed in Maryland and Delaware. Please help New Jersey be the next
state to ensure that dogs and cats used in research have a second chance as
companion animals. Ask for a hearing on A 3274 so that the bill can move
forward this session.
Learn more about Research Cat and Dog Adoption Legislation.
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Please give dogs and cats in research a chance to live in loving homes
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 New Jersey to allow these animals a chance at finding loving homes. Urge the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to conduct a hearing on this bill so that it can move forward this session.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]