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NC: Urge your senator to vote YES on HB 808

Support the humane transfer of dogs and cats in North Carolina.

Great news! House Bill 808 passed the House unanimously and is now waiting to be heard in the Senate.

This legislation clarifies that shelters may transfer dogs and cats to other animal shelters and rescue groups when needed — but the bill needs your support to make it across the finish line.

If passed, House Bill 808 will also lead to a greater number of outdoor cats getting vaccinated and a reduction of the outdoor cat population.

Please, ask your Senator to vote YES on HB 808.

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Support the humane transfer of dogs and cats in North Carolina.

Great news! House Bill 808 passed the House unanimously and is now waiting to be heard in the Senate. This legislation clarifies that shelters may transfer dogs and cats to other animal shelters and rescue groups when needed — but the bill needs your support to make it across the finish line.

House Bill 808 also addresses a problematic gap in current law; Animal control officers and shelters in the state have their hands tied when it comes to helping free-roaming cats in the community. At present, when an animal control officer chooses to impound an outdoor cat, the most likely outcome for that cat is death.  

Fortunately, House Bill 808 offers a simple fix that will save the lives of thousands of cats each year while promoting public safety. Specifically, it will preserve, protect, and promote the health and wellness of North Carolinians by evaluating and vaccinating free-roaming cats. 

By ensuring that only healthy cats are returned outdoors, we’re putting the safety of our communities first.

If passed, this bill will lead to a greater number of outdoor cats getting vaccinated and a reduction of the outdoor cat population at the same time.

It's a win-win, but it won’t get passed without you.

Please, ask your Senator to vote YES on HB 808.

Thanks for speaking out for animals. Together, we will Save Them All.

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Please vote YES on House Bill 808

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a North Carolina resident, and your constituent, I'm asking you to support House Bill 808.

This important bill will allow the transfer of dogs and cats from shelters to rescues, and allow animal control officers to better protect our communities, all while saving taxpayer money.



Please vote yes on HB 808. This important legislation will allow animal shelters to give healthy and adoptable pets a greater chance at placement, and to lower the number of unvaccinated cats in the community.

These revisions will help us make North Carolina a more safe and humane state.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

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