Name: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used for Science or Research Purposes
Bill Number: SB 5212
Healthy animals deserve to have an opportunity
to be adopted into loving homes after being used for research, testing, science
or educational purposes. This bill would require a publicly-funded higher
education research facility (or facility that works in collaboration with a
higher education facility) to offer any adoptable dog or cat who would
otherwise be euthanized to an animal rescue organization so that the animal may
be made available for adoption.
Nine states (CA, CT, DE, IL, MD, MN, NV, NY and RI) have already adopted similar laws and
several more state legislatures are currently considering the passage of related
bills this year. Please help Washington be the next state to adopt this humane
legislation to help animals used in research.
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Please give dogs and cats used for research a chance to live in loving homes
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask for your support of SB 5212, which would require publicly-funded higher education research facilities to offer for adoption dogs and cats no longer needed for research or science to an animal rescue organization instead of euthanizing them. Too often, animals used in research are routinely euthanized when the research or education project is done, even though they may be otherwise healthy and could be welcomed into a loving home. This bill would also include facilities that collaborate with publicly-funded higher education research facilities. It would not require an animal rescue organization to accept an unadoptable dog or cat, but it would give each animal the opportunity to be considered for adoption.Please give your support to legislation to give dogs and cats a chance for lives after the laboratory.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]