Central Library, Room 312
will be holding our end of year monthly meeting on Saturday,
November 5th at the Central Library. The
located at 14 West 10th (at 10th and
and the phone number is (816) 701-3434.
parking is free.
this meeting, we'll be finalizing plans for
and holding our annual election for board
members/officers. Special guest will be Jane Richardson from Motorhome Freedom who will be talking about 'pet friendly' attitudes in the travel business in Europe.
meetings are free and open to the public. If you
a desire to help animals, we'd love for you to
Protection Amendment Passes in the Senate
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2005, Senator Daniel
an important amendment to the Agriculture
Bill that will help protect our nation's
We are happy to announce that this amendment
in the Senate and will now be included in the
Appropriations Bill as it heads into conference
1729, called the Pet Protection Amendment,
funds from being provided to a research facility
purchases animals from Class B dealers. Class B
dealers collect dogs and cats from "random
and routinely violate the Animal Welfare Act.
his speech on the floor of the Senate, Senator
"Class B-acquired animals have not had
care, nor is there any certainty of the history
animals. These circumstances make them
unsuitable as research
subjects in any case, since they cannot be used
cases or experimental animals." Often these
B "random source" animals are obtained from
free-to-good home ads or stolen from backyards,