Kansas Bill Would Establish Division of Pet Animal Facilities Inspection

Kansas Senate Bill 551 would establish a division of pet animal facilities inspection within the Kansas Department of Agriculture for purposes of mitigating “the spread of contagious or infectious disease among animals … within facilities regulated by the Kansas pet animal act.” The bill, which does not apply to cattle, horses, pigs, goats, ratites, domesticated deer, or domestic fowl, has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.