Maryland Votes for Animals (MVFA) is an organization with one overriding mission: To create an ever-growing voting bloc of animal advocates who will elect representatives willing to champion and vote for animal protection legislation, and to hold politicians accountable to their constituents.
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2017 was a great session for Maryland's animals! Thanks to your hard work and advocacy, here are the bills that passed:
Pets and First Responders- Gives First Responders civil immunity when they provide emergency medical care to animals in emergencies.
Read the rest of: Maryland General Assembly - Sine Done!!!
It’s 3:00 and the fire station gets a call. The first responders suit up and are on the scene in minutes to put out the blaze. As the firefighters bravely battle the flames and smoke, the family is safely outside and watches in disbelief. Suddenly, they realize that their beloved dog is still inside the burning house. Within minutes, the firefighters emerge with the beloved family dog, who looks traumatized, is panting, and in some respiratory distress after inhaling smoke. Animals suffer more quickly from smoke damage as their lungs are smaller.Read the rest of: Protecting our First Responders when They Save our Pets
Here are some of the issues that we will be working on in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly. Please stay tuned for more information and updates regarding legislation, Lobby Days, and Action Alerts. Together we can make a difference for Maryland's animals!Read the rest of: Maryland Votes For Animals Legislative Preview for 2017
Maryland Black Bear Trophy Hunting Starts Monday:
DNR Allowing Unlimited Numbers To Be Killed Again This Year!
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A Terrific Session for Animals in Maryland!!
Here are the bills that passed in 2016 and will be making their way onto Governor Hogan’s desk:
-Dog Fighting Implements SB 283 - Closes a loophole in Maryland’s dog fighting statute by making possession of these implements with intent to engage in dog fighting a crime in Maryland.Read the rest of: Great Strides for Maryland's Animals in 2016
Dear MVFA Members,
The session is moving quickly to a close in the next two weeks. Here is an update on the bills that made it past crossover:
-Dog Fighting Implements (HB 583/SB 283) - Closes a loophole in Maryland’s dog fighting statute by making possession of these implements with intent to engage in dog fighting a crime in Maryland.Read the rest of: Animal Bills Nearing the Finish Line