Lost or Stray Dogs or Cats (Watch)

Lost or Stray Dogs or Cats (Watch)

HB 823 (Cruz) and SB 1576 (Steube) require public and private animal shelters that take receivership of any lost or stray dogs and cats to adopt written policies and procedures to ensure that efforts are made to return owned animals to their owners. The bills list specific items that must be included in the policies and procedures and clarifies that all records associated with the policies and procedures be made available to the public upon request. (Cook)