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HB21-1160

Care Of Dogs And Cats In Pet Animal Facilities

Concerning the care of pet animals in the custody of certain pet animal facilities.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Agriculture
Bill Summary



The act requires each animal shelter and pet animal rescue to:

  • Provide each dog and cat held in its custody with timely veterinary care to address and prevent unnecessary or unjustifiable pain and suffering; and
  • Address the behavioral needs of each dog and cat held in its custody to ensure that the dog or cat is not housed or kept in a manner that fosters stereotypic or self-mutilating behavior.


The act also makes it unlawful for a person to import or cause to be imported any dog or cat for the purpose of sale by a pet animal facility, unless the dog or cat has a certificate of veterinary health and, if the dog or cat is over 6 months old, proof of a rabies vaccination.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.