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New Jersey: Senate Bill for Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research Introduced

New Jersey: Senate Bill for Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research Introduced

Name: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research

Bill Number: A 3274/S 2826

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. Assembly Bill 3274 and the recently-introduced Senate Bill 2826, 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, Delaware and Rhode Island. Please help New Jersey be the next state to ensure that dogs and cats used in research have a second chance as companion animals. 

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/S 2826, 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 acts 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. Nine states have now passed laws to ensure that animals once used for education, research or scientific purposes have a second chance at life as companion animals.

Please give your support to legislation in New Jersey to allow these animals a chance at finding loving homes.

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