Senator Karen E. Spilka
District: Second Middlesex and Norfolk
Political Party: Democrat
State Web Page: https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/kes0
Personal Website: http://karenspilka.com/
State House Pets: http://statehousepets.com/brisco-sienna-and-tobi/
Senator Spilka sponsored S. 1172, An Act Ensuring the Safety of People with Pets in Disasters. This bill was signed into law on March 24, 2014 and will ensure that pets are incorporated into municipal and the state disaster plans.
Senator Spilka also sponsored An Act to Protect Puppies and Kittens. This bill would prevent the sale of dog or cat less than 8 weeks of age, provide a remedy for the sale of sick dogs and cats and regulate breeders (who keep 6 or more intact female dogs).
She adopted a puppy, now called Lincoln, who visited the State House for Lobby Day for Animals in April 2014.