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This bill would require law enforcement to adopt written policies regarding encounters with pets and the way in which a peace officer can control or neutralize the situation with an aggressive pet that uses the least amount of force or likelihood of harm to the animal necessary to protect the officer and the public.

There are approximately 78 million dogs in the U.S. and millions of cats. Despite this huge number, peace officers aren't required to attend training in how to deal with pet encounters. This lack of training puts people and pets at risk because the first response of many peace officers is to shoot the pet, endangering not only the pet but bystanders as well.

This bill would require law enforcement to adopt written policies regarding encounters with pets and the way in which a peace officer can control or neutralize the situation with an aggressive pet that uses the least amount of force or likelihood of harm to the animal necessary to protect the officer and the public.

Americans love their pets and consider them to be family members. They don't expect an officer to shoot their pet as a first response to an encounter, yet this tragedy occurs across the U.S. every day.

Representatives Benton, Kaiser and Drenner rightfully want to make deadly force the option of last resort in pet-related encounters. HB 803 would require law enforcement officers to attend training on animal behavior by July of 2016.

Politics is not a spectator sport. Please take action today to protect people and pets.
 
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