Governor Hogan Signs the Animal Abuse Compensation Fund Bill

Animal Abuse Compensation Fund Bill Signing
Governor Hogan signing the Animal Abuse Compensation Fund | Image Credit: Office of Governor Larry Hogan Photo Gallery

When animals are seized in large-scale cruelty cases like a puppy mill or animal fighting operation, the animal shelters that take in these victims incur a tremendous cost to care for them. These costs can be ongoing while the cases are waiting to be heard in court. This bill establishes a fund to help reimburse those shelters for these costs. This fund will allow more shelters to step forward when care is needed without concern that they will run out of funds to operate.

Thanks to sponsors Delegate Aruna Miller and Senator Rich Madaleno for this important legislation.

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.