Monday, March 21, 2016
FOX25 News investigative reporter Kerry Kavanaugh and I recently discussed state laws that are meant to protect animals across the state. As the lead sponsor of the 2014 Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety law, known as the PAWS act, I have been working with others to implement sensible policies that protect our animal friends from harm.
The PAWS act was inspired after the brutal and painful abuse discovered in the ‘Puppy Doe’ animal cruelty case. One key component of the law was the creation of a special Animal Cruelty and Prevention Task Force which will assess the effectiveness of state animal welfare laws.
You can watch the interview and Kerry’s recently completed investigation story regarding apparent gaps in state laws and local dog kennel inspection regulations here