A Timeline of Success in Arizona
SUCCESSFUL STATE INITIATIVES THIS SESSION
Anti-cruelty law. On August 27, a landmark bill goes into effect in which animal abusers will face stronger penalties in the worst cases of abuse – the ones where abusers intentionally and knowingly inflict cruel mistreatment. Learn more.
Protections for working animals. The bill expands protections for animals to include protections against harassment of working animals (for example, police dogs left in a vehicle)
- Good Samaritans can rescue a child or pet from a hot car without risk of civil liability
- Tax check-off box allows for a voluntary contribution to Spay/Neuter Fund – in 2018, this fundraised $130,000
- City of Glendale animal cruelty ordinance includes a ban on tethering, ventilation requirements, adequate space for exercise and more.
- Greyhound racing banned in Arizona
- Breed-based laws banned in Arizona
- Salt River Wild Horses protected
- City of Phoenix adopts tethering and hoarding ordinances
- SB 1053 mandates spay/neuter for all shelter pets
- Pet-friendly license plate created
- New animal cruelty laws designate certain cases of felony offenses and harsher penalties for abusers
- Cockfighting outlawed in Arizona
- Shoka’s Law (Puppy Lemon Law) passed making pet store owners responsible for sale they know were born with defects or are ill
- Abuse laws extended to stray animals
- Dog Fighting Law makes dogfighting illegal in Arizona
- City of Phoenix ordinance that prohibits leaving dogs in cars on hot days
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