Some Don’t Want You To Know About Your Pet’s Care

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We all love our pets. They’re members of our families and we want the best for them, and that means the best possible care.

The same is true for our human family members.

If one of our family members needs to visit a hospital, we’re lucky there is a system in place to give us as much information as possible about a hospitals’ quality of care. There is a wealth of data and statistics publicly available to arm us with information about our health care providers.

We don’t have this kind of information for our pets’ veterinary care at shelters.

The Animal Welfare Bill currently being debated in the South Carolina Statehouse seeks to close this information gap and arm pet owners with basic information about pet caregivers at animal shelters.

The bill would require Veterinarians providing care at animal shelters to prepare and maintain electronic records for the animals in their care.

Additionally, animal shelters will be required to maintain records on the number of animals admitted to the shelter and their reason for leaving the shelter, whether the animals are adopted or pass away. This data will be passed on to state officials and made publicly available.

Information is power and the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians want pet owners and pet lovers to be empowered to do what’s best for the animals we all love.

Please join us today and tell your lawmakers in Columbia that our pets need the Animal Welfare Bill.