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Utah – Oppose H.B. 505 Feral Cat Amendments

By February 28, 2023Legislation

We oppose this bill as it could allow Animal Control to refuse giving back stray dogs with no due process.

General Description:
This bill modifies provisions regarding stray animals and community cats.
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:
▸     authorizes a municipal or county animal control officer to refuse to release a stray
     animal that is determined to be carrying a disease or to be a threat to the health,
safety, or welfare of persons, property, or other domesticated animals; and
▸     requires community cat caretakers or sponsors to feed community cats only during
daylight hours.