Passes Alloway’s Pet Protection Bill
April 5, 2014
– The state Senate passed legislation today to strengthen the state’s Dog Law
by preventing irresponsible kennel owners from operating under false pretenses.
Bill 1107, sponsored by Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33), targets kennel
owners who lose their license due to violations of the Dog Law. The legislation
would prevent violators from continuing to operate a kennel at the same
location by having a license issued to an immediate family member.
measure was part of a broad package of pet protection bills introduced last
and abusive kennel owners can cause lasting physical and psychological scars
our pets may carry with them for the rest of their lives,” Alloway said.
“Closing this loophole will prevent unscrupulous kennel owners from subjecting
more innocent animals to mistreatment and abuse.”
order for an immediate family member to operate a kennel at a location where violations
occurred, applicants would be required to present clear and convincing evidence
that the violator will play no role in caring for the animals or managing the
facility. If the violator cares for the dogs, manages the kennel or maintains
an ownership interest in the business, the license to operate the kennel would
be permanently revoked.
legislation was sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.