The Alabama State Board of Veterinarians has proposed rules to prohibit non-veterinarians (e.g., nonprofit animal care organizations) from hiring veterinarians and also from owning veterinarian equipment. This would make it difficult for nonprofit organizations like Alabama Spay/Neuter to stay open. According to The Birmingham News, the proposed rules are believed to be in response to the perception of some veterinarians that low-cost clinics provide competition, whereas in reality these nonprofits serve people who could otherwise not afford to take their pets to a vet. Many more dogs and cats will be euthanized in Alabama if this Association, whose professionals are supposed to care for animals, sabotage the efforts of nonprofits to help the most vulnerable pets and sprays. Please ask the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to help these dogs and cats instead of making them suffer.