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Safety tips from The a Friends of The BV Kennel

Please remember to check gates as sometimes they are left open or not properly secured by lawn care, heavy winds and other individuals entering the premises.

This is also a good time to inspect fencing and to insure electronic containment is working properly and to mark it for landscapers.

Please also remember to keep a collar with current identification on and  a county license.

Please report all lost and found animals to the Bvpd and ask them to make a log entry.

Animal ordinances are still being updated by city council and your participation either by phone, email or being present at a meeting is encouraged.

All current ordinances are available on our website or by contacting the Bvpd or city law department.

Thank you!

Dog signs to be displayed in city

dog-signs-trimAttached is the sign that was shared at city council last night that will be displayed in several locations in the city.   These signs will be put up once the weather is consistently warmer and in the following locations:

Heinens, Bvpd, Bay Square Shopping Center, CVS, City Hall, BV parks (parking lots )

Some BV businesses have requested them for their front windows.

Friends of the Bay Village Kennel purchased and will replenish this signage in our efforts to educate residents and visitors the dangers and consequences of leaving pets unattended in vehicles with windows up and in warm weather.

Thank you,
Nancy Brown

Tell the USDA to stop protecting animal abusers

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On February 3, the USDA purged its website of all these reports with no warning or explanation. This outrageous action undermines longstanding consensus about public access to information concerning these laws and frustrates public interest, state, local and industry efforts to help enforce them.

Animals held in research facilities and puppy mills are shielded from public view, therefore these records are essential to ensure that these dogs, monkeys, rabbits and other animals are receiving basic care.

The USDA is changing the equation for the worse for animals and the public with this abrupt and destructive move. Your voice is needed to ensure that these records are restored.

 

TAKE ACTION
Please send a message to the USDA and let them know, in no uncertain terms, that they should not be permitted to withhold this vital information and should instead continue to keep those who are responsible for complying with federal law accountable for their actions.

The Humane Society – 2016 Progress Report

humane societyThe Ohio State Legislature adjourned on December 30 after a productive two-year session with lots of progress for animals. Highlights from the session include:

• The state legislature passed powerful animal welfare reforms, including SB 215, which grants civil immunity to people who forcibly enter a motor vehicle to rescue a pet or child in distress, and HB 60, which strengthens penalties for first-offense egregious acts of companion animal cruelty.

• The state legislature also passed a provision that criminalizes bestiality and a significant provision that makes cockfighting a felony offense and upgrades one of the weakest anti-cockfighting laws in the country.

• On a local level, Ohio saw the enactment of anti-tethering ordinances in cities and towns across the state.

• Unfortunately, a bad provision known as SB 331 passed into law. Advanced by the Ohio-based pet store franchise Petland, this legislation bans local governments from prohibiting the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores.

The gains we achieved would not have been possible without calls, letters and other efforts from advocates like you — thank you! Together, I know we’ll make even more progress for animals in the next legislative session.

In the meantime, I invite you stay connected by joining us on The HSUS Ohio Facebook page or by texting HSUSOH to 30644. Interested in taking on a leading role for animals in your state? Email HSUS Ohio State Director, Corey Roscoe.

 

– Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO