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Dogs and Cats No Longer Used for Research May Have a Chance for a Loving Home

Support legislation to require adoption instead of euthanasia

Four states have now introduced legislation that would require publicly-funded institutions of higher learning to adopt out their dogs and cats used for research and education instead of routinely euthanizing them when they are no longer needed. While this measure will not end the use of these animals for research, it does reflect a new trend recognizing that animals deserve to enjoy a good life after their time spent in a laboratory.

If you live in a state that has legislation pending, please contact your legislator and encourage them to support this legislation.

California, AB 2431 would require publically funded educational institutions to offer a healthy dog or cat that is no longer being used for research or education to an animal adoption organization instead of euthanizing the animal. The bill would apply to public postsecondary educational institutions, including any campus of the University of California, the California State University or the California Community Colleges. Take Action
   
Minnesota, SF 2068 UPDATE The provisions of this bill were adopted as part of a omnibus supplement appropriations bill, HF 3172 that was signed into law on May 20, 2014. Research facilities will now be required to offer a dog or cat that is no longer being used for research or education to an animal rescue organization instead of euthanizing the animal.

New Jersey, S 2344 
Would require institutions of higher education to offer a cat or dog used in research to an animal rescue organization for adoption prior to euthanizing the animal.
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New York
, SB 7475 Would require publically funded educational institutions to offer a healthy dog or cat that is no longer being used for research or education to an animal adoption organization instead of euthanizing the animal. The bill would apply to publicly-funded educational institutions and research done in collaboration with these institutions. A facility that is required to offer dogs and cats to a non-profit animal rescue and shelter organization may enter into an agreement with such a group to implement this section.
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