4741-1-09 Euthanasia and disposal of animals.

(A) A licensed veterinarian must make a reasonable attempt to communicate with the animal's owner, agent of the owner or person presenting the animal if the owner is unknown, prior to euthanasia or disposal.

(B) Animals presented to a licensed veterinarian with no known owner or agent may be treated or euthanized or disposed of at the discretion of the attending veterinarian.

(C) If the veterinarian is unwilling or unable to comply with the euthanasia request of the owner or agent, the animal must be released to the owner or agent so that euthanasia can be sought elsewhere.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/05/2012 and 07/05/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4741.03(C)(9)
Rule Amplifies: 4741.30
Prior Effective Dates: 03/19/1986, 11/20/2001, 11/15/2007