An Act To Provide for the Adoption of Cats and Dogs Previously Used for Research Purposes
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA c. 746 is enacted to read:
RESEARCH ANIMAL RETIREMENT ACT
§ 4171. Short title
This Act may be known and cited as "the Research Animal Retirement Act."
§ 4172. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 4173. Adoption of cats and dogs used in science, testing, education or research
This bill requires research facilities that receive public funding to offer for adoption cats and dogs used for science, testing, education or research purposes when the cats and dogs are no longer needed for those purposes instead of euthanizing them. Adoption of the cats and dogs may be through an animal shelter, animal rescue organization or private placement.