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6/12/2017 Rep. O’Brien continues his crusade against animal cruelty by introducing bill to speed up animal adoptions
STATE HOUSE – Rep. William W. O’Brien (D-Dist. 54, North Providence) has introduced legislation (2017-H 6314) that would speed up the process of adoption for any animals that are abandoned or impounded.

“This bill is designed to combat animal shelter overcrowding by allowing the facilities to place these animals in loving new homes at a much faster rate.  This bill will allow innocent animals to live out their days in caring homes and hopefully keep the rate of animals being put down at a lower occurrence,” said Representative O’Brien.

The act would allow a pound or animal shelter to put an abandoned or impounded animal up for adoption after seven days if the animal has identifying tags or is microchipped.  If the animal does not have any identification, the pound or animal shelter would be allowed to put the animal up for adoption after five days.

The bill is being heard before the House Committee on Health, Education & Welfare on Wednesday, June 14.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903