Dogs or cats; public animal shelters required to notify intent to euthanize. (SB175)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


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


12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101283D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/10/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB175)
01/23/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB175)
01/25/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18105478D-S1
01/25/2018Continued to 2019 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources