Big change for UT shelter pets:
Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has now signed H.B. 107 into law! H.B. 107 means pound seizure discretionary instead of mandatory for Utah public shelters.
That means only two states, Minnesota and Oklahoma, still require pound seizure, the practice of requiring public shelters to sell or provide animals for research.
The new law also strengthens requirements that public shelters search for owners of lost animals and find homes for animals.
In addition, owners surrendering pets to shelters can now stipulate the pet not be used for research if they so choose.