Action Alert

Rhode Island: Help Ensure Companion Animals’ Needs are Met in Custody Proceedings

This action is for Rhode Island residents only.

The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering An Act Relating to Domestic Relations — Divorce and Separation, H.B. 5918, a bill that would require a court to consider the best interests of a companion animal in divorce or separation proceedings.

This legislation has the potential to expedite companion animal custody decisions by providing a consistent legal framework for judges, as well as mindful decision-making for the animal involved in the dispute.

Send a message to your state legislators today and ask them to support this important bipartisan legislation! We have provided an example below, but remember, a personalized message is more effective!

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