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Bill Detail: SB20-164

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Title Treatment Dogs And Cats In Shelters And Rescues
Status House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Postpone Indefinitely (05/27/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
A. Valdez (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 02/12/2020

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 requires each animal shelter and pet animal rescue to
adopt out each dog and cat in its custody, return the animal to its owner,
or transfer it to another animal shelter or pet animal rescue if the dog or

  • Exhibits no signs of illness or injury or exhibits signs of
illness or injury for which there is a realistic prognosis for
a good quality of life;
  • Demonstrates a willingness to interact socially with
humans; 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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