Dogs or cats; public animal shelters required to notify intent to euthanize. (HB14)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public animal shelters; dogs and cats; euthanasia notice. Requires a public animal shelter to wait three days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take custody of the particular animal. The shelter must make reasonable efforts to accomplish the release of the dog or cat but is not required to hold the animal if it has reason to believe that the animal has seriously injured a human or the animal meets certain other specified conditions for euthanasia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100613D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB14)
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB14)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB175.


Addie writes:

I want to be notifies on animals, and laws that are dead