Paws and Politics: What You Need to Know About 2023 Animal Welfare Legislation

State legislative sessions have ended (or are ending soon!) across the United States and it’s critical to understand how these sessions will impact people, pets, shelters, and rescues. Hear an overview of 2023’s animal-related bills, led by Katie Jarl, Director of Government Affairs and Policy for Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) and HASS, and Executive Director for Texas Pets Alive! (TPA!); and Lauren Loney, Staff Attorney and Policy Specialist for APA!, HASS, and TPA!. This dynamic duo discusses hot topics including laws affecting access to veterinary care, HASS’s legislative activities, and what’s on the horizon for 2024. Vincent Medley, Maddie’s® Director of Human Animal Support Services, moderates.


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