The bill specifies the standard of care that each animal shelter and pet animal rescue is required to provide each dog and cat held in its custody.
The bill also allows an animal shelter and pet animal rescue to dispose of each dog and cat in its custody only by adopting the animal out, returning the animal to its owner, or transferring the animal to another animal shelter or pet animal rescue if the animal:
- Exhibits no signs of illness or injury or exhibits only signs of illness or injury for which there is a realistic prognosis for a good quality of life; and
- Has not exhibited behavior that is likely to result in bodily injury or death to another animal or human being.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)