Two animal welfare bills presented before Alabama Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Animal welfare is a major concern for many people across the state of Alabama.

There are also concerns and questions about two separate low-cost spay and neuter bills before the state senate.

The issues at hand are determining what kinds of services can be performed and who can perform them.

House Bill 188 allows for rabies and parasite control at the time of surgery.

Senate Bill 25 would prevent the administration of those types of services where they are performed in accredited veterinary medical facilities.

Under the laws that are currently in place, veterinarians are prohibited from practicing medicine as an employee of a person who is not licensed as an Alabama veterinarian, as in the case of some spay and neuter clinics and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

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