VT House Bill 50 is in regards to the welfare of dogs, wolf-hybrids and cats used for breeding. It better defines what limits are allowable for breedings and what ages and how many litters are expected before it is considered abuse to the animal. The bill also better defines what a breeder is to better prevent “puppy mills”. The bill includes language for buying a puppy or kitten with a severe health issue and being able to return the animal to the breeder.
VTMA is in favor of the bill. Thanks to the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs for keeping us in the loop!
For the VT Digger article, click here.
For the bill, click here.