Bayer & LACASA Partner for PAWS Act
Help us pass the PAWS Act!
We are proud to announce our partnership with Bayer Animal Health and its Pet & Women Safety program to help pass the national PAWS Act.
Michigan voters are fortunate to have a big supporter in Lansing, Sen. Gary Peters. He is a co-sponsor of the Pet & Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which is a bi-partisan bill calling for the protection of pets in situations involving domestic violence.
House Bill H.R. 909 includes several provisions to protect domestic abuse victims from threats and acts of violence against their pets. The bill also specifies that personal protection orders include additional protections against violence or threats made against the pet of a victim.
LACASA and Bayer are working together to increase public awareness in Michigan about the PAWS Act and to gain support for this important legislation.
Bayer is sponsoring our Safe Pet Place and our Canine Advocate Program with a $15,000 grant. The funds will be dedicated to:
- Purchasing necessary supplies for our Safe Pet Place, including food, toys, litter boxes and litter; medications and vaccinations; pet-friendly winter sidewalk salt; critter cages; dishes and bowls
- Offsetting expenses for our specially-trained advocacy dog, including food and housing; medical care and medicine; and transportation to court proceedings
- Providing veterinary care for victims pets that stay in our on-site shelter facilities
- Issuing a stipend for local partner veterinarians to help cover their travel and medicine expenses
We look forward to working together with Bayer Animal Health to advocate for the passage of the national PAWS Act.
Action Step: Please send a letter by clicking on the link below. Let’s make Michigan the state with the most signatures!
Learn more and get congressional updates @ PetandWomenSafety.com