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​BE A VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS!

Colorado loves our Pit Bulls. We are moving  forward in legislation and hope to have no breed restrictions in the future. Bans are still in effect in Aurora, Denver, Broomfield, Louisville and Lone Tree.



It doesn't matter what your party affiliation may be or the medium you use to speak out -- unless we ALL raise our voices and tell our legislators how important animal welfare is to their constituents, nothing will change.


We see many topics begin discussed.  Leaders will be leading their areas of concern in animal welfare in Colorado.  


We look to see  discussions on control of sickness coming into Colorado, isolation times, vaccinations, and vet examination.


We want to see the lifting of discrimination of our block headed dogs. No BSL bans for Colorado.  Any dogs can be dangerous. Let’s not discriminate.


 

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

FIND YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR AT https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators

LET'S FOCUS ON COLORADO THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION -- THE CLIMATE IS RIPE FOR CHANGE!

EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE ISSUES - YOUR VOICES AND SUPPORT NEED TO BE LOUD AND CLEAR IF WE ARE TO EMPOWER OUR LEGISLATORS.

"It's much easier when friendly people are in office to do good things for animals than when bad people are in office." 

Hans Dunshee, Humane Society Legislative Fund Political Director

"A glowing testimonial! Highly recommended!"


 

 Colorado has formed a Community to discuss responsible sheltering and care for our Colorado animals.  It is called the Socially Conscious Animal Community.  www.scsheltering.org




SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ANIMAL COMMUNITY

WHAT IS A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ANIMAL COMMUNITY?

Our society is at a critical point in shaping the future of animal welfare. Colorado is leading  welfare in many areas.  While most people mean well in their attempts to change public policy around how we care for homeless pets, some recent decisions have created regulations that are leading to unintended suffering for the very pets that people are trying to protect. We must educate colleagues, friends, family members, neighbors and policymakers.

 But what is it that we stand for?

 This concept is based on the respectful treatment of animals. It’s about placing every healthy and safe animal that ends up in a shelter or rescue. It’s about transparency and leadership. It’s about thoughtful public policy. It’s about safe communities. We must work together to create the best outcomes for all animals.


We should be placing every healthy and safe animal that enter a Shelter or Rescue.

Every Animal must be treated as an individual.

The mental well being of an animal must be considered. 

Placing known dangerous animals creates life threatening outcomes for people and other pets. 

Updated Legislation 


Current information:

(Pet Animal Care Facilities Act) program. the Sunset review Bill SB-158 passed and became law. The bill was signed into law in September 2019.  Rule making is over for 2019.

TABTO.org testified and was a Stakeholder in finalizing this piece of legislation. 

 

Spay and Neuter became mandatory in the state of Colorado and will be regulated through PACFA.  It shall apply to Shelters and Rescues. The rule goes into effect October 31, 2019.


 Another rule that will be in effect is the  disclosure and documentation of any aggressive, sick or abnormalities in any animal that is known to a Rescue, Shelter, and dog/training facility.  It must be disclosed in writing to fosters and or adopters. We are one of 31 states that require mandatory spay and neuter.   


PACFA Meetings resume in 2020. The PACFA advisory committee will have five new seats available in 2020. They also will be hiring two new investigators.​


The “Humane Pet Act” is moving forward and was assigned to the Rural Affairs Agriculture Committee. The bill will start in the House of Representative’s. The link is listed below.


https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb20.   

This link will provide bill information.


Representative Monica Duran, Our First Gentleman Marlon Reis, Humane Society NATIONAL           

  Monica Duran :  Bill failed, Never made it out of Committee



The Socially Conscious bill will be introduced in the 2021 legislatively session.

A great piece of common sense legislation to protect our consumers and our Companion animals.



https:/leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb20-104 introduced by the Socially Conscious Community. This bill was passed into law.



The bill grants additional duties and powers to bureau of animal protection agents (agent), including the authority to conduct investigations; to take possession of and impound any animal that the agent has probable cause to believe is a victim of cruelty to animals; and to take possession of and impound a dog if the agent has probable cause to believe the dog is a dangerous dog.


Bureau of Animal Protection

The Colorado Humane Society and SPCA is the designated investigative agency for animal neglect and cruelty in numerous Colorado counties and provides three ways to report by: calling their toll free animal cruelty hotline (1-800-249-5121)