South Carolina, Don’t Let Lawmakers Limit Veterinary Services!

S.B. 687—Limiting Non-profit Veterinary Services
ASPCA Position:  Oppose
Action Needed:  If your state senator serves on the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, please place a phone call and send a brief email urging him or her to oppose this harmful bill. If you are able, please also attend a public hearing on Tuesday, December 1. See action steps below.

The community of both private and non-profit veterinarians is critical to promoting animal welfare.

However, some misguided segments of the veterinary community see efforts to help animals by humane organizations to be in conflict with their work and have responded with attempts to limit non-profit veterinary services.

The South Carolina Legislature is considering S.B. 687, legislation that would deprive pets in need from veterinary care by restricting non-profit veterinary care providers (such as mobile spay/neuter clinics) from providing certain critical services to many people and their pets in need of help. This is unnecessary, unfair, and would undermine animal welfare in South Carolina.

What You Can Do
Thousands of pets in your state are counting on you! Please take the following actions today:

1.  Please make a quick, polite phone call to your state senator and urge him or her to oppose S.B. 687.

2.  Then, follow up on your phone call by using the form below to send an email with the same message of opposition.

3.  The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on S.B.687 on Tuesday, December 1. We are not asking advocates to testify at the hearing, but simply to attend and show the committee you care deeply about this issue!

What:  Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hearing
When:  Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 2:00 P.M.
Where:  South Carolina State House, Gressette Building, Room 308
Questions or to RSVP:  Please email [email protected].

Attendance is free, but please RSVP to let us know if we can count on your voice of opposition!


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