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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Adoption of research animals. Requires research facilities that use dogs or cats as research animals in experiments for education, research, science, or testing to offer retired research animals that do not have a substantial medical condition for adoption to animal care facilities or to individuals. Establishes immunity for the: (1) research facility's transfer of a retired research animal to an animal care facility or individual; and (2) adoption of a retired research animal by an individual through the animal care facility. Provides the Indiana state board of animal health with rulemaking authority to implement the adoption of research animals. Adoption of research animals. Requires research facilities that use dogs or cats as research animals in experiments for education, research, science, or testing to offer retired research animals that do not have a substantial medical condition for adoption to animal care facilities or to individuals. Establishes immunity for the: (1) research facility's transfer of a retired research animal to an animal care facility or individual; and (2) adoption of a retired research animal by an individual through the animal care facility. Provides the Indiana state board of animal health with rulemaking authority to implement the adoption of research animals.