CVA’s 2010 Legislative Accomplishments
CVA successfully passed legislation that provides protection for dogs who are cruelly chained, and prohibits chaining dogs by means of the following:
- Tether that does not allow such dog to walk at least eight feet,excluding the length of such dog as measured from the tip of such dog's nose to the base of such dog's tail, in any one direction,
- tether that does not have swivels on both ends to prevent twisting and tangling, unless the owner or keeper of such dog is in the presence of such dog,
- coat hanger, choke collar, prong-type collar, head halter or any other collar, halter or device that is not specifically designed or properly fitted for the restraint of such dog,
- tether that has weights attached or that contains metal chain links more than one-quarter of an inch thick, or
- tether that allows such dog to reach an object, including, but not limited to, a window sill, edge of a pool, fence, porch or terrace […] unless the owner or keeper of such dog is on the premises.
Text of Public Act 10-100, passed that year: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/PA/2010PA-00100-R00SB-00274-PA.htm
Rescue Animal Importation:
CVA prevented passage of a harmful bill to regulate rescue animal importation.