COMMUNITY CATS/ANIMAL SHELTER DISPOSITION.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 808 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT REGARDING THE DISPOSITION OF UNOWNED CATS AND TO AMEND LAWS FOR DISPOSAL OF ANIMALS SURRENDERED TO AN ANIMAL SHELTER.
Intro. by McElraft, Humphrey.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 6 2019)
H 808

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 3 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 130A-192 by defining animal advocate group as it is used in the statute to mean a shelter, rescue, or nonprofit that complies with the Animal Welfare Act. Amends GS 19A-32.1 to allow an animal that is surrendered to an animal shelter by the animal's owner and not reclaimed during the minimum holding period to be transferred to an animal advocate group, which is defined in the same manner as it is defined in GS 130A-192.


  • Summary date: May 2 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 130A-192(a) by allowing an animal not wearing rabies tags that have not been reclaimed from an animal shelter during the impoundment period to be returned to an animal advocate group (was, returned to the wild after sterilization and vaccination for rabies).


  • Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 130A-190 to exempt unowned outdoor cats that have been eartipped to indicate vaccination from rabies tag requirements. Amends GS 130A-192(a) by adding two additional methods of disposal for animals not wearing rabies tags that have not been reclaimed from an animal shelter during the impoundment period: a return to the wild after sterilization and vaccination for rabies and transfer to another shelter.  Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 19A-32.1(f) by adding an additional method of disposal for animals that have been surrendered by their owners and not reclaimed during the holding period: transfer to another animal shelter. Effective October 1, 2019.


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