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Pet Animal Facility Requirements Before Euthanasia

Concerning conditions certain pet animal facilities must meet prior to the disposition of a pet animal in the pet animal facilities' care.
2024 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The bill requires an animal shelter or a pet animal rescue to notify each animal shelter and pet animal rescue in the state before euthanizing a pet animal so that another animal shelter or pet animal rescue may take possession of the animal if it wants the pet animal. This requirement does not apply to:

  • A pet animal that is irremediably suffering;
  • A dog adjudicated to be dangerous;
  • A dog ordered to be euthanized by a court; or
  • A dog with a history of repeated unprovoked biting prior to the current impound, as documented by an agency charged with enforcing state or local animal laws.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. R. Armagost, Rep. M. Lindsay
Sen. K. Priola



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