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HB 0136 - Animal Shelters - Must Post Picture of Impounded Animal on Website
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: Demetrius Douglas (D)
Last Action: 2/7/2019 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Current law requires county animal shelters which impound an animal to notify the owner immediately upon impoundment, then go through certain steps if the owner cannot be reached.  This bill additionally requires animal shelters to immediately post a photograph of the animal, along with the animal's breed, on the animal shelter's website.   ACCG believes there is indeed good intent behind this legislation; however, there are many counties that simply lack the resources to do this and there are too many variables and challenges which make this infeasible.  

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