Louisiana Legislation Would Allow for Individual Assessment and Disposition of Animals Seized from Fighting Operations

Louisiana House Bill 231 would repeal the state’s current requirement that all dogs used in fighting be euthanized and instead require all animals seized from fighting operations be “individually assessed by a veterinarian or custodian to determine whether the animal is suitable for placement.” The bill would also require seizing officers to appoint a licensed veterinarian or other suitable custodian to care for any such seized animals.