Nov 122009
 
 November 12, 2009  Laws, U.S.

Cory Stark

A new pet privacy law is taking some heat from animal control agencies. They’re concerned because the law restricts information that can be shared by veterinarians.

Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation that restricts veterinarians from sharing any pet record information with animal shelters, grooming facilities and any individual who may have found a stray animal.

“They’ll call and they want information about vaccination records, those kind of things, especially rabies vaccinations,” Dr. Monroe Slaton said. “We are not going to be able to share that information over the phone.”

New legislation requires pet owners to give consent, either verbal or written to their veterinarian in order to release any information about their animal.

Read more on WFIE. Unfortunately, the story does not provide background in the way of explaining why Kentucky enacted this legislation.

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