Dog wardens could use tranquilizers under proposed legislation

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 06/10/2013

A bill that would allow county dog wardens to chemically capture animals through the use of a tranquilizer gun without being accompanied by a licensed veterinarian has landed in the General Assembly.

House Bill 116, sponsored by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, would authorize the State Board of Pharmacy to issue a limited license to a county dog warden solely for the purpose of purchasing, possessing and administering combination drugs that are distributed in a manufactured dosage form for euthanizing animals.

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