The Maryland Department of Agriculture has released a very favorable report about this program, which was established by the passage of Senate Bill 820 in 2013. The goal of this legislation was to reduce the intake and euthanasia numbers of cats and dogs in Maryland.
“Of cats euthanized, there has been a 43% reduction from 2013 to 2016, and a reduction of intake of 2.5%. Of dogs euthanized, there has been a 25% from 2013 to 2016, and a 4% reduction of intake.”
This year, the Maryland Department of Agriculture will award $860,000 in grants to help reduce intake and euthanasia rates of dogs and cats in Maryland.
Thanks to the many organizations and people responsible for the resounding success of this program!
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.
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- Delegate Kramer to Introduce Humane Adoption of Companion Animals in Research for 2018 - September 16, 2017