Connecticut has approved a lifesaving change for its shelter animals.

On July 7, Governor Dannel Malloy signed House Bill 6334 into law, requiring Connecticut animal shelters to register with the state Commissioner of Agriculture.

This new law will allow the state to inspect shelters to ensure they are following proper regulations for sanitation, disease, humane treatment of dogs and cats, and public safety protection. Any shelter not doing its job correctly could have its registration suspended or taken away.

This new law is a big step for increasing shelter oversight in Connecticut and improving the treatment of shelter animals.

Alley Cat Allies pushed for the passage of this bill every step of the way. Thanks to everyone who voiced their support, and congratulations Connecticut!