Baltimore City Paves the Way for Maryland Puppy Mill Legislation

Way to go, Baltimore City!

Animal advocates in Maryland will be working during the 2018 Legislative Session on a statewide bill to require that dogs and cats sold at pet stores to come from animal shelters or rescues. Although the Maryland General Assembly has strengthened Maryland’s laws the past two years regarding commercially-bred dogs sold at pet stores, a majority of pet stores have failed to comply with these new regulations. As a result, there is still a pipeline for dogs who have been subjected to the horrors of puppy mills to flow into Maryland. Sponsored by Delegate Kramer. Details to follow!


Lisa Radov

President and Chairman at Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc.
Lisa Radov has been passionate about helping animals since she was eight years old when she embarked on her first fundraising campaign to help stop the slaughter of baby harp seals in Canada.

Lisa has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing and Advertising from the Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business. She was the Owner and Director of Marketing at Gebco Insurance Associates, Inc. from 1986- 2016 and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.

A lover of all animals, Lisa has rescued two dogs, four pet lab rats, six cats, two hamsters, and two guinea pigs.

A mother of four, Lisa has chaired fundraising campaigns and been an active board member of the Parents' Associations at her children's schools. She became politically active in animal issues when her youngest child started volunteering at the shelter where they adopted their two cats.

Lisa is dedicated to passing laws that will make Maryland a leader in the humane treatment of all animals - companion, farm, and wildlife.