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In Memory of How It All Began_
Speaking of my human, her name is Taryn and she is the founder of Brooklyn Cattitude & Street Strutters Pet Care, Inc. Taryn is special, not just because she's my human, but because she's passionate about the work she has done with animals since she was a little girl living in the Midwest and throughout her travels around the world.
to share our knowledge of pet care, as well as wider animal welfare issues.
• To always support the rights of animals, whether locally, nationally, or beyond.
• To give 100% to every animal in our care, and ensure our clients are
always confident that we can support and advise them in times of need.
• To continue to fight for the health and safety of rescued animals.
Thank you for writing in support of the Help Extract Animals from Red Tape (HEART) Act of 2018 (S. 2633). I agree that we need to be doing more for those animals rescued from federal animal fighting cases.
As you know, the HEART Act would expedite the hearing process in which a rescued animal can find a safe home by reducing the minimum period the government must hold an animal from 60 days to 30 days. Additionally, the legislation would allow the court discretion to consider a claimant's ability to care for the animal, as well as their responsibility in regards to the initial seizure. These changes would prioritize the health and well-being of rescued animals, as well as hold those guilty of crimes against animals financially responsible for their care. While this bill has yet to be introduced in this current Congress, I will continue to track its progress.
Throughout my career I have sought protections for animals. In the 115th Congress, I cosponsored S.654, the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which would have put additional penalties on individuals intentionally injuring animals, and the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act would have created a new system for monitoring and penalizing potential horse abuse practices. Although these bills did not become law, I will continue to fight for them in this session of Congress, and will closely monitor any other bills that seek to protect animals.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please keep in touch with your thoughts and opinions.
Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator