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Law protects DVMs who report suspected abuse

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Raleigh, N.C. - A newly enacted state law allows veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse without fear of retaliatory lawsuits.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A newly enacted state law allows veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse without fear of retaliatory lawsuits.

"We don't want veterinarians to be fearful of reporting any abuse because someone could come back and sue them," says Mollie Rasor, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association executive director.

The bill, approved without opposition, went into effect Oc.t 1.

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