Bill Aims To Increase Accountability At Animal Shelters

Posted on: 6:39 pm, February 5, 2014, by

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(WHNT)-Increased accountability at animal shelters is one of the hot topics at the Alabama Legislature this week.

House Bill 93 would require every shelter to file monthly reports detailing the number of animals that entered its doors, and what happened to each one.

Proponents of the law say shoddy record-keeping at many animal shelters has led to untimely or even unnecessary euthanizations for dogs and cats who should not have been put down.

House members passed the bill yesterday, which now awaits a vote in the Senate. The proposed law would also require shelters to list a specific reason for why an animal was euthanized.

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