The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : It's Official!! Dog Bite Legislation Was Signed by the Governor, Today! It’s An Important Day in Maryland

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's Official!! Dog Bite Legislation Was Signed by the Governor, Today! It’s An Important Day in Maryland

Sharing from: Maryland SPCA:

It's official!! Dog bite legislation was signed by the Governor, today! It’s an important day in Maryland. After several years of trying to pass legislation that would best protect dog bite victims and hold all dog owners accountable for their dogs without singling out one type or breed of dog, the House and Senate passed the legislation and the Governor signed it into law! The law is breed neutral, no longer holds landlords liable for dog bites, and no longer deems pit bulls as "inherently dangerous."

Thank you everyone who contacted their legislators over the last several years, encouraged others to contact their legislators, spoke and/or attended hearings in Annapolis, and participated in peaceful rallies. Your help made this a reality! (Photo includes the Governor, members of the General Assembly including Senator Frosh to the right of the Governor, Katie Flory from the MD SPCA standing to the right of Senator Frosh, and representatives from other shelters and animal advocates groups who worked tirelessly on getting this legislation come to fruition.)


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