Maryland, Support Mandatory Veterinarian Reporting of Animal Cruelty
Update—April 11, 2017: Great news, advocates! H.B. 1463 passed the state Legislature and now awaits the Governor's signature into law. We want to thank all of you who spoke up in support of this important bill.
Veterinarians are on the front lines of the fight against animal cruelty. Because animals have no voice, law enforcement officials rely almost entirely on tips from neighbors or veterinarians to identify and prosecute cases of animal abuse.