Cat Declaw Prohibition (SB67/HB22) Senator Cheryl Kagan/Delegate Lorig Charkoudian Maryland becomes the second state to ban this cruel and painful procedure except in medically necessary circumstances that involve the health ofContinue reading
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Gimme Five! Five Animal Bills Pass The Maryland General Assembly in 2022
Five Animal Bills Pass the Maryland General Assembly in 2022 Thanks to YOU, our dedicated team of advocates, organizations, and legislators, 2022 was a HISTORIC year for animals in Maryland!Continue reading
Maryland taxpayers and shelters should not have to pay the costs of caring for animals seized in cruelty cases!
This bill establishes procedures to authorize an officer, agent of a humane society, a police officer, or certain other public official to recover reasonable costs of care from the ownerContinue reading
The Maryland General Assembly Session Opens on January 12, 2022
The 2022 Legislative Session will be a hybrid. Unlike last year’s totally virtual format, buildings will be open to the public, with virtual committee hearings in the House for theContinue reading
Maryland taxpayers and shelters should not have to pay for the costs of caring for animals seized in cruelty cases!
This bill establishes the following legal process: A person whose animals are lawfully seized in a cruelty case may be required to post a bond to cover the costs ofContinue reading