State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) voted for a bill containing an amendment that would protect pets and pet buyers from animal leasing operations. Senate Bill 241, An Act Concerning The Penalty For The Intentional Injury Or Killing Of Police Animals Or Dogs In Volunteer Canine Search And Rescue Teams, now moves to the House of Representatives for a vote.
“The practice of leasing dogs and other pets is a relatively new phenomenon. However, problems with this practice have caused warnings to be issued by the Federal Trade Commission and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,” Sen. Boucher said. “These organizations warn that pet leasing can be unhealthy for the animal and financially unhealthy for the consumer.”