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2013 House Bill 5095: Ban large puppy breeders
Introduced by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on October 23, 2013 To prohibit commercial puppy breeding operations that have more than 50 female dogs over four months of age, and impose a number of other new regulations on animal breeders, shelters and pet shops. Among other new regulations shelters would have to hold an animal for at least one week and make efforts to identify the owner before euthanizing it, selling it, making it available for adoption, etc. However, for dogs without traceable evidence of ownership, the holding period would be four days, and for cats two days.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on October 23, 2013
Reported in the House on June 10, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 83 to 27 in the House on December 4, 2014 To prohibit commercial puppy breeding operations that have more than 50 female dogs over four months of age, and impose a number of other new regulations on animal breeders, shelters and pet shops. Among other new regulations shelters would have to hold an animal for at least one week and make efforts to identify the owner before euthanizing it, selling it, making it available for adoption, etc. However, for dogs and cats without traceable evidence of ownership, the holding period would be four days.
Received in the Senate on December 9, 2014
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on December 9, 2014

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