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The TVMA Board is meeting this week to discuss changes to Shelter Medicine in Texas. They will discuss how animals entering shelters can be treated (for example vaccinated and wormed). This is on the agenda because YOU SUPPORTED THIS PETITION! Before this petition, the TVMA was not aware of the public’s opinions on this issue or how shelters struggle to maintain the health of animals in herds. NOW IS THE TIME to support this petition. THANK YOU!
Demand that the TSBVME rescind this rule and reconsider their current enforcement of shelter intake procedures immediately! Don’t criminalize the shelter and rescue community for vaccinating and treating homeless animals.
Links and words in italics were added 6-22-14.
7-20-14 Update - TVMA has plans to hire a lobbyist to assist in the passage of state legislation that will provide an exception for shelter lay staff to be able to vaccinate and deworm strays on intake using over the counter products, and according to a protocol developed in consultation with a veterinarian. THANK YOU TVMA FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT ON THIS ISSUE!!