Wyoming Considers Regulating Euthanasia at Animal Shelters

Wyoming House Bill 96 would prohibit the use of any methods of euthanasia by animal control facilities for “household pets” other than by injection of sodium pentobarbital or a derivative. The bill would also require animal shelters that euthanize animals to adopt a policy for euthanasia, establish a euthanasia training program to be attended by each person who conducts or assists with euthanasia biennially, and maintain a record of such trainings. All other persons would be prohibited from euthanizing an animal by “carbon dioxide or any non-anesthetic inhalant.”