OK, I have been meaning to sit and write a really good post about this all week... and clearly that hasn't happened yet. So before it's just completely untimely... let me at least say CONGRATULATIONS to the ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee for the successful passage of Resolution 108-B earlier this past week!
This means that the American Bar Association now officially "urges federal, state, territorial, and local legislative bodies and governmental agencies to enact laws and implement policies to ensure the humane treatment and disposition of seized animals in a timely manner..."
If you've ever been involved with trying to persuade the ABA to adopt a new policy, you know it's a lot like trying to get an ocean liner to change course without being able to touch the helm. Kudos to Rebecca Huss (drafter) and everyone else for sticking it out and getting the result!