Action Alert

Massachusetts: Protect Puppies and Kittens

This action is for Massachusetts residents only.

Puppies and kittens are among the most vulnerable animals there are. Pending legislation in Massachusetts would protect animals and consumers by:

  • prohibiting the sale of puppies and kittens under 8 weeks of age;
  • updating rules and regulations for business-related kennels used for boarding, doggie daycare, or breeding;
  • ending the roadside sale of animals;
  • updating laws relating to kennel licensing; and
  • clarifying that the law does not consider dogs and cats “livestock.”

These commonsense changes would make Massachusetts a safer and more humane place for puppies, kittens, and their guardians.

You can help this important bill become law by emailing your state legislators to support An Act Protecting the Health and Safety of Puppies and Kittens in Cities and Towns (H.2148/S.1322) using the form below.

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