About Beverlee McGrath

Founder of HELPANIMALSNV.ORG and HELPANIMALSCA.ORG. ALSO: Nevada Legislative Specialist & Special Projects • ASPCA • Best Friends Animal Society • Nevada Humane Society • SPCA of No. Nevada • NV Political Action for Animals • Lake Tahoe Humane Society & SPCA • Compassion Charity of America • Pet Network Humane Society • Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation • Paw Pac • Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue • Hidden Valley Horse Rescue • Fallon Animal Welfare Group • NHS Carson City

Key Animal-Related Bills Introduced during 2015

NOTE: Let us know what animal welfare legislation you think should be enacted in California by filling out this form Bill No. Name Legislator Summary Position Status AB 96 Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn. Atkins Existing law makes it a crime to import into the state for commercial … Read more

Nevada Proclamation – Beverlee McGrath Day

PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Beverlee McGrath was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then moved to California, where she resides with her husband, Superior Court Judge Charles McGrath and her children: Jack, Debbie, Danny, and Bridget; and WHEREAS, Beverlee pursued a college education and started a successful acting and singing career, following the example set by her mother, June … Read more

Puppy Breeding Oversight

Victory! New Rule Brings Internet Puppy Breeders under Federal Oversight Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – 11:15am Every year, thousands of puppies are sold over the Internet and shipped to consumers like any other product. Websites advertising happy, healthy puppies commonly conceal a grim reality: They are often fronts for puppy mills—large-scale, commercial breeding operations that … Read more

Bear ‘Viewing’ More Lucrative Than Bear Hunting

The economics and ethics of trophy hunting BY JUDITH LAVOIE, MARCH 2014, FOCUS ONLINE Studies call into question BC Liberals’ plans to expand bear hunting. The magic of watching black bears overturning rocks and scooping up crabs on a Tofino beach, the once-in-a-lifetime excitement of seeing a Spirit Bear near Klemtu or witnessing the awe-inspiring … Read more

Key Animal-Related Bills Signed into Law during 2014

Bill No. Name Legislator Summary AB 1511 Criminal history information: animal control officers. Gaines Would authorize the DOJ and local criminal justice agencies to provide state and local summary criminal history information to an animal control officer employed by a city, county, or city and county for the purposes of performing his or her duties. … Read more