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Rule 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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03(C)(9)
Amplifies: 4741.30
Five Year Review Date: 2/6/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 3/19/1986, 11/30/2001, 11/15/2007