Last month, we alerted you about two Alabama state bills affecting cats and dogs, and asked you to contact your state legislators about them. The Alabama state legislative session ended earlier this week, and we have mixed news to report on those two bills.

HB 238 would have required animal pounds and shelters receiving government dollars to disclose information about the outcomes of animals in their care. We are disappointed to report that the bill failed to receive a vote in the state Senate. Transparency is crucial to holding pounds and shelters accountable for animals’ lives.

SB 25 would have imposed unfair restrictions on the state’s low-cost spay/neuter clinics. We are happy to report that this bill failed. Now low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Alabama are safe!

Thank you for taking action on these two important bills. Alley Cat Allies will continue to fight for humane laws that protect and improve the lives of animals in Alabama, and everywhere.