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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5807

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 1263

   

Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SPALLONE, 36th Dist.

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED ANIMALS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to provide that whenever a person is evicted pursuant to summary process, subject to ejectment pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure, or arrested and removed from their place of residence, the applicable authority shall inquire whether there are any pets on the premises that will be abandoned. If there are such pets, the authority shall notify the local animal control officer or the Department of Agriculture, as appropriate.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide for reporting of potentially abandoned animals in the event of eviction, foreclosure or arrest.