Advocacy Alert

New Jersey, Victims of Cruelty Need Your Voice

New Jersey, Victims of Cruelty Need Your Voice

Update--March 15, 2019: We have good news! S.2674/A.4157 has passed both the Senate and Assembly, and now heads to the Governor for his signature into law; S.1923 passed the Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committee, and we are seeking an Assembly floor vote on March 25. Please help us get these important bills across the finish line.

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. This bill has passed both the Senate and Assembly and is now with Governor Murphy for his signature into law.

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. S.1923 has passed the Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committee, and we are seeking an Assembly floor vote on March. 25.

What You Can Do

Use the form below to quickly email Governor Murphy and urge them to sign and pass these important bills.

Thank you, New Jersey!