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Action Alert

New Jersey: Allow Animal Shelters to File for Costs of Care for Animal Cruelty Victims

This action is for New Jersey residents only.

In animal cruelty cases, victims may be seized and held as living “evidence” in the custody of an animal care agency, such as a municipal animal shelter.

But caring for animal cruelty victims can be extremely costly — especially in large-scale or lengthy cases. Right now, in New Jersey, animal care agencies are footing the bill. For an animal shelter with a limited budget, the financial impact can be devastating.

New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would fix this problem by enabling animal care agencies to file for critical funds to cover the cost of caring for animal victims.

This legislation would make a difference for animals and care agencies alike — but time is running out to send it to Gov. Murphy’s desk this legislative session.

Please use the form below to send a message to New Jersey lawmakers, urging them to quickly pass S.4058/A.6099. Remember, personalizing your message can help it stand out.

Please email your state legislators urging them to support this important bill.

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