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CVMA Policy on Unwanted Companion Animals

Owners must take responsibility for securing solutions for their unwanted companion animals.  Possible solutions include: re-homing animals through gift, donation or sale, voluntary relinquishment to rescue facilities, animal control agencies, or shelters.  Veterinary involvement or oversight is recommended for any unwanted animal with health or behavioral issues, or when an owner is considering euthanasia.

If an animal cannot be adopted, euthanasia may be appropriate when conducted by qualified personnel, using humane methods that comply with local and state laws.

(April 2013)

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Animal Rehabilitation Update

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) thoroughly discussed the Animal Physical Rehabilitation Task Force recommendations at their meeting on April 19....

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Marijuana and Pets

CVMA President Dr. Ken Pawlowski discusses pets and marijuana. View the video and more information on this important topic...

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