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TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect New Jersey's Dogs and Cats With Jack's Law

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Jack's Law would help save the lives of more than 500,000 dogs and cats in New Jersey by restricting the responsibilities of recent veterinary schooL...

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Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:55 pm

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Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:26 pm
Will do Cal, thanks!

Gandhi:" The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress, can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Christeen A (369)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:41 pm

Bartlomiej T (296)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:51 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cal.

pam w (139)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:54 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:18 pm
signed and shared, thanks Cal

Vicky P (476)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:26 pm
noted and signed

Autumn S (151)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:32 pm
signed and noted, Thanks Cal

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 6:36 pm
signed and noted

Kit B (276)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:37 pm

signed and tweeted

John B (185)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:57 pm
Thanks Cal for the link. Signed, noted and shared.
"Thank you for signing the petition "Protect New Jersey's Dogs and Cats with Jack's Law".

Iveta cer (41)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:58 pm
Signed, thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:54 pm
signed and noted and shared--ty

Eternal Gardener (745)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:02 pm

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:58 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:16 am
Noted and signed - we need to make this happen!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:19 am
noted + signed

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:31 am

Cyrille D (140)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:46 am
Noted & Signed ! Thanks a lot, Cal ! :)

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:52 am

Veronique L (209)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:56 am
Noted and signed Cal

Emma S (239)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:09 am
Done! Thanks, Cal.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:29 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:10 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Danuta Watola (1250)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:49 am

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:05 am

Tanya W (65)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:09 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:25 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Protect New Jersey's Dogs and Cats with Jack's Law" s&n thx:)

Irena M (5)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:33 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:41 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cal.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:47 am
signed. RIP beautiful Jack.

Ilona a (51)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:55 am
signed and noted,thanks

Sarah G (109)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:56 am
signed, thanks. So sorry for their loss of this beautiful dog!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:27 am
They deserve enjoying their right

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:34 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:45 am
signed, TU Cal

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:26 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:07 am
Noted and signed.

Natalie V (27)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:08 pm
noted / already signed

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:48 pm

Merike Lillenberg (52)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:42 pm

Diane B (275)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:01 pm
done dear

Friday March 8, 2013, 5:27 pm
signed the petetion and i think that law should be in all of our 50 states there is alot of animal abuse going on that just makes no sense our pets are our loyal campions and no animal deserves to be mistreated by anyone.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:42 pm
Signed !!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:46 pm

Faye Swan (23)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:06 pm
Signed and noted - thank you!

Karen B (8)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:51 pm
signed and noted.

Michelle S (462)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:54 pm
From the petition author:

"Currently there are no laws in New Jersey prohibiting a recent veterinary school graduate from being the sole medical provider in a hospital setting — even in a critical care unit. In New Jersey, an intern works under a veterinarian’s license. However, the licensed veterinarian is not required to be present when the intern is working, or to personally supervise him or her. When we take our dogs and cats to veterinary hospitals, we should be able to trust that the people caring for our loved ones are experienced professionals.

Eighteen months ago, I lost my incredibly loved and irreplaceable collie, Jack. Jack died in Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH) as the result of being left overnight in the Critical Care Unit under the unsupervised care of an inexperienced and incompetent intern.

It was only after Jack died that I learned that the sole medical provider caring for him in the CCU had just graduated from veterinary schoot two months earlier and had only been working as a "veterinarian" for less than two weeks. In fact, she had not even passed the state exam or received a license from the state.

Jack died because the intern who was supposed to be taking care of him wasn't paying attention or because of her inexperience, she just didn't know how to help him. For nearly 13 years I kept Jack healthy, happy and strong despite the fact that he was born with a megaesophagus which required continual observation and care. All of that was destroyed with one lie, one intern and one irreversible mistake.

In short, Jack had a feeding tube surgically inserted into his abdomen at RBVH. This was to be a temporary measure to help him recover from a serious bout of esophagitis. The surgery was deemed a success. Both the surgeon and admitting veterinarian were so pleased with his progress that they told my husband and me that we could take him home the next morning. In fact, when we saw Jack twice that afternoon, he was alert and coherent. He immediately recognized us and kissed my face. His temperature and breathing were normal. Jack looked so well, we went home—confident that he was being cared for properly and professionally. But by 9 p.m., while under the unsupervised care of the intern, Jack aspirated. By morning, Jack's condition had dramatically deteriorated. He had a raging fever and needed oxygen to breathe. Instead of bringing him home, we buried Jack alongside his brother in Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, the very next day. "

Laurie S (73)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:09 pm
with 245 supporters

Shawna S (45)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:13 pm
SIGNED AND NOTED...Thanks... let's not have another 'Jack'

. (7)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:26 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cal.

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:57 pm

michelle t (41)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:04 pm

Susanne R (235)
Friday March 8, 2013, 11:21 pm
Signed and noted.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Friday March 8, 2013, 11:30 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thanks Cal.

Friday March 8, 2013, 11:41 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cal

Elsie Au (259)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:11 am
Done, thanks.

Angie V (41)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:47 am

Angie V (41)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:47 am

Dany Strakova (123)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:40 am

Robby R (15)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:37 pm
S & N

Ralph F (67)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:12 pm
Noted & signed.

James Merit (144)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:28 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:22 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Harshita Sharma (137)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:44 pm

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Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:11 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 5:32 pm
Signed. 319 signatures. Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Alison A (244)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:51 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:50 am
So signed!!!!!!! thanks Cal
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