PA 15-201—sHB 5707
Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee
AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES THAT CONDUCT RESEARCH USING CATS OR DOGS TO OFFER SUCH CATS OR DOGS TO ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS PRIOR TO EUTHANIZING ANY SUCH CAT OR DOG
SUMMARY: This act requires public and private higher education institutions, under certain circumstances, to offer any cat or dog on which they conducted research or testing to an animal adoption or rescue organization for adoption. An adoption offer must only occur when the (1) research or testing is complete, (2) destruction of the animal is not required, and (3) animal is no longer needed by the institution.
The act allows the institutions to enter into agreements with adoption or rescue organizations for this purpose. It specifies that these organizations may be either collaborations of individuals or nonprofit organizations whose purposes include selling or placing animals removed from animal shelters, municipal dog pounds, or homes.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015
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