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.
Fuzzy Friends and Family Photo Contest
Photo Contest: The Fuzzy Friends and Family Photo Contest will begin on October 8th and end October 31st. So start taking those pictures! Details and link to the on-line contest will be posted on the hanri.org website. The photo contest is sponsored by the Humane Association of Northwestern RI. Please contact them at 401-568-3223 or 401-568-5734 for further details.
Silpada Jewelry Fundraiser - a great way to do your Holiday Shopping and help a great cause at the same time. The animals will thank you! Please call the humane Association of Northwestern RI at 401-568-3223 or 401-568-5734 for further details.
Gregg’s Restaurants:<br>Also in October you can help HANRI raise money by eating at any Gregg's Restaurant. Just download and print the coupon and Gregg's will donate 10% of your bill to us! Please contact the Humane Association of Northwestern RI at 401-568-3223 or 401-568-5734 for further details.<br>
The nightmare is about to be over…for Rhode Island dogs spending years of being outside in the freezing cold or intense heat without proper shelter…
A few hours ago, The RI Senate Committee on the Environment & Agriculture passed Senator ...John J. Tassoni’s bill and the companion bill in the House. The measure now goes to the Senate Floor where it is expected to pass on Tuesday. The bill would then go to the Governor for his signature. The bill gives dogs protection in inclement weather based on the Tufts Weather Scale. Only one Senator on the Committee voted against both bills; namely, Nicholas D. Kettle, Republican District 21, (Coventry, Foster, and Scituate).