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Yesterday, the Utah House of Representatives passed a substitute version of a bill that would have regulated breeders in the state.  The latest version now only regulates rescues and shelters, and no longer impacts breeders at all.

As passed by the House of Representatives, House Bill 478 would place regulations on shelters and rescues, including preventing the sale of a dog under eight weeks of age and requiring record keeping on health conditions, medical care, and “dangerous behaviors” exhibited by the animals in their care.

Those participating in rescue activities in the state are encouraged to review the current bill to see how it would impact you.

House Bill 478 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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