Registration: Everyone can now register!! MAC members $20. Non-members $30. Make your money go further - You can join MAC for $10 and register for the meeting as a member ($20) at the same time!
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Overview of PAWS II Act(Kara Holmquist, MSPCA Director of Advocacy)
Some of you asked for this at MAC's "Business of Running a Shelter or Rescue" meeting in September! Here it is!!!In 2014 the PAWS Act (Protect Animal Welfare and Safety) was passed. In August of 2018 the PAWS II Act was signed by Governor Baker. The PAWS II bill builds on the state's animal cruelty laws made with the passage of the original 2014 PAWS Act in 2014. Learn about how this law affects you and the animals you serve.
Introduction and the Importance of "The Link" (Emily McCobb, DVM, Cummings School
of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University)
MA State Cruelty laws (Nadine Pellegrini, Esq.)
How they apply to you
Roles/Responsibility/Reporting (Edward Schettino, DVM, Animal Rescue League of Boston)
What is the role of the ACO/Shelter/Rescue agent?
How to set up protocols
Confidentiality/Culpability/Immunity-Liability/Press and Social Media (Lenore Montanaro, Esq., Animal Rescue League of Boston)
Why you need to report (Lt. Alan Borgal, Animal Rescue League of Boston and Anne
Lindsay, Massachusetts Animal Coalition)
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