‘Transparency In Animal Shelters Act’ Would Require Shelter Web Reports

By  //  March 15, 2013

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Bill on Committee Agenda

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A Florida Senate bill on the committee agenda aims preventing animal cruelty within shelters across the state.

Known as the “Transparency in Animal Shelters Act”, Senate Bill 872 requires shelters to report monthly and annual report of how many animals they take in, adopt out, reclaim, kill, transfer to rescue, die in kennel, and go missing/lost. The information must be posted on their website.

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General Bill   by Abruzzo (CO-SPONSORS) Thompson; Evers; Altman; Bullard
Animal Shelters or Animal Control Agencies: Citing this act as the “Transparency in Animal Shelters Act”; requiring each duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, humane society, pound, shelter, or dog control officer that euthanizes dogs or cats or both to compile monthly and annual summaries; requiring each summary to be signed by the appropriate executive director of the entity as true and accurate; requiring that the summaries be posted on the entity’s website within a specified time period, etc.

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