Today the Ohio House of Representative voted out H.B. 33 – important legislation mandating the reporting of animal abuse by professions such as social workers and vets.  The link between animal and humane violence has been documented for decades, and often animal abuse is the first escalation of violence in a dysfunctional family.  Thank you to all our supporters who contacted their state representatives – and remember we will all have to be vigilant in contacting our state senators this fall to get this bill on the Governor’s desk to sign by the end of the year.  Please thank Representatives Lanese and Carruthers for their efforts to get this bill over the finish line!!!!