Please Support SB-152/HB-135: Costs of Care: Criminal Law – Cruelty to Animals – Seizure and Removal

Let’s hold animal abusers accountable and save animals from needless suffering!

SUPPORT  Costs of Care: Criminal Law- Cruelty to Animals- Seizure and Removal SB 152/ HB 135.

This bill establishes a legal process for individuals whose animals have been seized due to cruelty. If a court determines that the seizure was lawful and the costs requested are reasonable, they can be required to pay for the animals’ care while the criminal case is being decided. This will provide relief to animal control agencies in Maryland from incurring debilitating costs in animal cruelty cases, saving tax dollars and animal lives.

36 states have this law, including: Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware.

Please use the form at the top of this post to contact your legislators and tell them that you SUPPORT SB 152/HB 135!

Thank you again for being an advocate for Maryland’s animals. Remember, Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc. can only succeed with the help of animal advocates like you. Please consider making a donation to Maryland Votes for Animals at now, so we can continue fighting for Maryland animals.

With compassion,

Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc.