HARTFORD- State Rep. Pam Staneski (Milford & Orange) joined her fellow members of the Animal Welfare Caucus and the Connecticut Humane Society and announced their legislative priorities for the 2018 session.
Some of the proposals the Animal Welfare Caucus endorsed are:
• A bill requiring adequate shelter for animals in extreme weather
• A bill prohibiting the use of Accelerated Rehabilitation in cases of felony animal cruelty
• A bill to indemnify those who rescue animals locked in hot or freezing cars
• A bill specifying that bestiality be considered a felony crime
“Although the focus of the session will be on fixing the state budget, the committees of cognizance will be taking up these animal welfare proposals. I, along with the other animal advocates believe these are serious state issues, as many who abuse animals move onto violent crimes against humans,” said Rep. Staneski, who is the proud and loving own of two dachshunds.