Tag Archives: animal welfare legislation

Believing in a Cause & Walking the Walk


A lot of people who believe in a cause “talk the talk”, but not very many people “walk the walk”. Recently, I’ve followed the story of a woman in dog rescue who is on a mission, and who is one … Continue reading

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HR 3501 – Tax Deductions for Pet Care


H.R. 3501 – Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years Act (aka the HAPPY Act). The bill seeks to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax deductions for pet care expenses up to $3,500, including veterinary care. Continue reading

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Banning Ohio Dog Auctions


The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is spearheading a new, citizen-backed ballot initiative – The Ohio Dog Auction Act. This measure would establish a statute in the Ohio Dog Law making it illegal to auction or raffle a dog … Continue reading

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Nitro’s Law – Ohio House Bill 70


In late June 2008, Elizabeth Raab dropped her Rottweiler, Nitro, off at High Caliber K-9 in Youngstown, Ohio for extended training. Nitro’s family had researched the facility carefully,  and  after much back and forth deliberation about sending Nitro out of state, … Continue reading

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