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Humane Society of U.S. names W.Va. most improved state for animal protection laws

Local - 1/10/2014 5:05 PM by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - The Humane Society of the United States named West Virginia the most improved state for animal protection laws.

It is all part of the society's Ranking of State Animal Protection Laws for 2013. Officials said the mountain state gained high marks by passing laws to regulate puppy mills and to support spay and neuter programs.

Melissa Lyons, board member for the Humane Society of Raleigh County, believed this is a step in the right direction. "So I think that we can still improve a lot here in West Virginia but I'm glad to hear that we're doing so well," Lyons said.

Folks interested in animal advocacy can attend the annual Humane Lobby Day at the statehouse on February 3. Lyons said this will give folks the chance to speak with their legislators about animal welfare.

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