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Connecticut General Assembly Going to the Dogs - And Cats - This Session

Gun control and the state budget might be taking center stage in Hartford right now, but some legislators are also focusing on ways to help our four-legged friends.

Connecticut's legislature convened last week and began taking on the weighty issues of guns and the state budget. But some lawmakers also want their colleagues to think about measures to help our family pets.

At least 10 bills have been filed so far that focus on animals, including one that would create a registry of those who abuse animals - similar to the state's sex offender registry - as well as another that would allow animal control officers to use emergency lights when transporting an animal for emergency care, according to the blog Capitol Watch.

Other measures related to animals being proposed this year include:

Doreen Wesche-Soldato January 15, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Good! I'm so glad to see this. On the federal level I believe Sen. Blumenthal is also proposing some important legislation concerning military dogs. Glad to see some of our legislators sticking up for our friends who can't speak for themselves!!
Mark H. February 23, 2013 at 01:16 PM
So many needless laws and proposals, we need to further limit our legislative sessionis. The politicians won't tackle the hard, important issues so they waste our time and money with this.

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