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Vermont bill would ease ways to seize abused animals

MONTPELIER — Some Vermont animal rights advocates are calling on the Legislature to make it easier to seize abused animals from their owners so they can be placed sooner in permanent new homes.

Under the current law, it can take months or years between the time abused animals are seized and when a court can hold a hearing that would allow the animals to be connected with new owners, and there is no mechanism to help pay for the care of seized animals.

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