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URGENT: Tell lawmakers to support amendment to OH Code preventing local pet sale bans. Attend hearing to protect pet choice, animal welfare, and OH businesses!

URGENT: Tell OH lawmakers to support amendment to OH Code preventing local pet sale bans. Attend hearing to protect pet choice, animal welfare, and OH businesses!

USE BUTTON BELOW to contact members of the Ohio Senate immediately, ask that they PLEASE VOTE YES on OH HB 166 with amendments to Sec. 956 of Ohio Revised Code AND please attend the hearing on Wed. May 11 at 9:30am in the statehouse Finance Committee Hearing Room.

An amendment to OH HB 166 would stem the tide of pet sale bans which are beginning to spread across the Buckeye State by amending Sec. 956 of Ohio Revised Code relating to Regulation and Licensing of Dog Kennels. The regulation of Ohio’s pet stores requires a statewide effort and this amendment provides for the statewide regulation of pet stores in lieu of disparate local laws regulating the sale of pets.

Supporting this amendment to OH HB 166 ensures puppies provided by Ohio’s pet stores are sourced from responsible breeders and would prevent any future local pet sale ban ordinances from being considered.

That’s why it’s important for you and other supporters of pet choice, animal welfare and local businesses to act now. Tell members of the Ohio Senate that will hear the bill in committee that they need to support the passage of OH HB 166 with the amendments to Sec. 956 of Ohio Revised Code. We want to ensure responsible legislation is enacted in Ohio to help prevent the sale of puppies coming from substandard breeders.

Use the form below for talking points you can use in your message and then send it to Ohio lawmakers directly from our Legislative Action Center. And don’t forget to attend the hearing on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 am in the statehouse Finance Committee Hearing Room. We need as many supporters of our cause as possible to be in attendance and show the committee their constituents care about this issue.

Take action before it’s too late--your voice and your opinions matter!

This bill will move very quickly and we need Ohio lawmakers to understand why they need to support passage of OH HB 166 with the amendment. Contact your friends, family, coworkers, employees and anyone you do business with, and get them to support this bill with the amendment to Sec. 956 of state code through our Legislative Action Center and attend the May 11 hearing!

Look for further Alerts and Issue Updates from PIJAC to stay informed on any upcoming developments for this bill in Ohio, and for other action items on future issues.