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Proposed bill would allow paramedics to work on and transport injured K-9s

A proposed bill in Connecticut would allow paramedics to work on injured K-9 officers and transport them inside their ambulances.

News 12 Staff

Mar 12, 2019, 4:26 PM

Updated 1,955 days ago

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Proposed bill would allow paramedics to work on and transport injured K-9s
A proposed bill in Connecticut would allow paramedics to work on injured K-9 officers and transport them by ambulance to veterinary hospitals.
Right now, officers are allowed to treat their K-9s on scene and transport them using their squad cars.
State Rep. Brenda Kupchick and state Sen. Tony Hwang co-sponsored the bill. If passed, it would allow paramedics to treat K-9s injured in the line of duty on scene and also transport them in an ambulance to a veterinary hospital.
Only a handful of states, including New York, have passed similar legislation.
Those laws would allow the transport of K-9s only if people are not in need of an ambulance at that time.
Connecticut's bill was introduced earlier this month at a Public Health Committee hearing.
If it makes it out of committee, the bill would need approval from both the state house and senate before heading to the governor's desk.
 


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