The legislation on a ban on the gas chamber came at the request of Defenders of Animals because the organization was
convinced that the device was an inhumane method for euthanizing dogs and cats.
The General Assembly passed Senator John J. Tassoni’s bill in (2005 – Senate version. It provides for the disposal of
animals by lethal injection only.
The House version was introduced by Representative Charlene M. Lima (D) who represents District 14 in Cranston and
Providence. Representative Lima serves as the Deputy Speaker.
No Pet Store in East Providence can sell dogs or cats
No pet store in East Providence can sell dogs and cats: The East Providence City Council unanimously voted tonight to pass an ordinance that bans pet stores from selling dogs and cats. If a pet store does sell a puppy at this point, they can be fined up to $2,000 for each separate offense.
Kudos to Councilwoman Christine A. Rossi for introducing the proposed ordinance and for the following council members for voting for the initiative: James A. Briden, Mayor; Thomas A. Rose, Jr., Assistant Mayor; Helder J. Cunha; and Tracy A Capobianco.