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Bill Detail: HB21-1160

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Title Care Of Dogs And Cats In Pet Animal Facilities
Status Governor Signed (05/21/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 03/03/2021

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
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.

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