New law may hinder import of dogs out of kill shelters into CT

NORWALK - For animal lovers in Connecticut, adopting a dog from out-of-state may soon become more difficult.

A new law set to go into effect this fall would require dogs be seen by a veterinarian within the state and issued a certificate of health before being transferred to a new owner.

Some argue this might mean fewer dogs are rescued from overcrowded kill shelters.

For Kyle Preston of Pets, LLC, who rescues dogs from southern animal shelters and brings them to their new owners in the Northeast, it means he might stop delivering dogs to Connecticut.

The state Department of Agriculture says the measure is aimed to prevent sick animals from carrying diseases into the state.

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