Some Colorado fire districts have taken it upon themselves to provide training and equipment to save the lives of pets in emergency situations, which can run afoul of the state's laws governing veterinary care.
SB 39, which is scheduled to be heard for the first time in a House committee Tuesday, would allow EMS organizations to decide whether to participate.
Organizations that do choose to participate would need to provide training and spell out the circumstances in which employees could administer so-called "pre-veterinary emergency care" in a written policy.
The bill has been amended to explicitly state that EMS workers are not required to provide care to dogs or cats or to provide care for those animals before attending to a person.
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Colorado is first but who will follow?!!!
Today I read this. Today I busted into tears as some form accomplishment ran through me. You should be proud to be a piece of salt, or part of the journey. And together with like minded people, I get to live through the time where this is happening for our pets! I am so ... ... ... lost for words.
We are at the forefront of watching change take place!
Note: I am proud that they are trying to give legislation to our "PETS" and this is not an attempt to have us be legal guardians. That is a complete and different issue.
This button is a link to the prepossessed bill please read: