Advocacy Alert

New Jersey, Victims of Cruelty Need Your Voice

New Jersey, Victims of Cruelty Need Your Voice

Two important bills that would help New Jersey’s animals have stalled in the Assembly—and they won’t move forward without your voice.

Seizure of Animal Cruelty Victims (S. 2674/A. 4157):  This bill would clarify the circumstances under which law enforcement may step in to save animals who aren’t properly tethered or are lacking shelter in bad weather. This crucial humane bill will also help ensure that seizures are executed correctly and animal cruelty is prosecuted.

Update to Dangerous Dog Legislation (S. 1923)This bill would eliminate the automatic legal designation of “vicious” and “potentially dangerous” for dogs pulled from cruelty situations involving dogfighting. S.1923 would also protect rescuers and adopters from liability when they help these canine victims. In addition, it is hoped that by eliminating the harmful labeling of canine dogfighting victims, S.1923 will encourage dogfighting prosecutions.

What You Can Do

Use the form below to quickly email your state assemblymembers and Speaker Coughlin and urge them to bring these two commonsense, important bills to immediate votes on the Assembly floor.

Thank you, New Jersey!