Earlier this month, we gave you an update on HB 4035, which would prohibit local units of government from enacting or enforcing ordinances regulating dogs based on breed. We asked you please to advocate on behalf of the bill so that it would be voted upon in the House, and we have great news! The bill received a vote and passed out of the House this week by an overwhelming majority of 88-13. It is now on its way to the Senate, where it will be assigned to a committee for review.

Thank you to everyone who shared the information and contacted your elected Representatives to urge quick action on this bill. Your efforts definitely paid off! We will continue to keep you posted on the bill’s progress in the Senate and will let you know if there is another opportunity to advocate on behalf of this important piece of legislation!

We are going to keep working to improve animal welfare and serving as a voice for the animals through advocacy. Thank you for advocating with us! Together, we can continue to make a difference in animals’ lives. If you know someone who you think would be interested in animal advocacy, please encourage them to sign up for our Legislative Action Network at michiganhumane.org/advocacy.

Photo Credit: Dave Kim, Michigan Humane

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