Sign the petition to protect animals from convicted abusers.
Right now, Massachusetts has the opportunity to pass common sense animal welfare laws that would prohibit convicted animal abusers from owning or fostering an animal.
An existing state law already prohibits convicted animal abusers from working with animals. But a legal gap in the law does not specifically prohibit animal ownership – even after a person has been convicted of animal cruelty.
This legislation would close this loophole, prohibiting any person convicted of animal cruelty from owning, possessing, adopting, or fostering an animal for five years or longer post-conviction.
Help set a new standard for animal welfare laws and prevent animal abuse. Sign our petition now and join Northeast Animal Shelter in demanding Massachusetts’ state lawmakers pass stricter protections for animals.