BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The purpose of this rulemaking is to effect the changes from House Bill 21-1160, which requires animal shelters and rescues to provide for the behavioral needs of dogs and cats in their care.
This rulemaking also implements requirements for all licensed facilities to create and enforce a contingency plan to address emergency situations and requires licensed facilities that transport, move, or import pet animals to have a Disease Control and Treatment (DCAT) Plan.
In addition, these rule amendments:
- update environmental conditions within facilities,
- remove the requirement to keep weekly records for the temperature and humidity control for herptiles,
- add pet handlers to the types of facilities that must get written permission to commingle dogs,
- add non-pharmaceutical drugs to the list of drugs that groomers cannot use,
- add minimum space requirements for animals in isolation,
- add isolation room cleaning requirements,
- limit the number of animals allowed in foster homes on behalf of animal shelters, and
- add a written disclosure requirement for any injury, illness or abnormality.
This notice contains only those portions of the rule that are being amended.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: This hearing will be held via Zoom
Call Information: 1-719-359-4580
Meeting ID: 601 735 7076
In order to maintain a proper hearing record you are encouraged to pre-register by completing this Google form.
If you do not have access to Google you may send your name and telephone number to Jenifer.Gurr@state.co.us. Pre-registration is not required to participate in the hearing.
You can view any upcoming hearings and the proposed rules on the Department of Agriculture website on the “Legislation, Laws, Regulations and Rule Hearings” page under the “Rule Hearings & Draft Rule Proposals” page. This will cover any board/commission that has rulemaking authority within the Department of Agriculture. This page is updated by the time the notices are published in the Colorado Register (the 10th and 25th of each month) if not earlier.
If accessing the proposed rule online does not satisfy your request please notify me by return email or at the telephone number listed below and a hard copy of the proposal will be sent through the US Postal Service. At this time there will be no charge for mailing copies of the proposed rules, however, that may change in the future and you would be notified of such charges at the time a hard copy request is received.
— Colorado Department of Agriculture