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File #: Ord 14-41    Version: Name: Companion Animal Protection Act Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/5/2014
Title: Creating Chapter 200A of the St. Paul Legislative Code to require that private or public groups organized to care for stray, homeless, relinquished, or abandoned dogs and cats reduce unnecessary euthanasia.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Attachments: 1. Carter letter re CAPA, 2. Chagrin letter re CAPA, 3. Backstrom support of CAPA, 4. Version 2 Amendment Language
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/10/20142 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/5/20142 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/22/20142 City Council Amended and Laid Over for Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/20141 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/8/20141 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/1/20141 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Creating Chapter 200A of the St. Paul Legislative Code to require that private or public groups organized to care for stray, homeless, relinquished, or abandoned dogs and cats reduce unnecessary euthanasia.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

Section 1

Chapter 200A of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 200A.01. Definitions. As used in this chapter the terms herein defined shall have the following meanings.

(a) Animal means a dog or cat.
1) Cat means a mammal that is wholly or in part of the species Felis domesticus. An adult cat is 5 months of age or older. A kitten is a cat under 5 months of age.
2) Dog means a mammal that is wholly or in part of the species Canis familiaris. An adult dog is a dog 5 months of age or older. A puppy is a dog under 5 months of age.
(b) Impounded animal means an animal seized or taken into protective custody by a public authority that is being held for redemption by the owner.
(c) Owner-relinquished animal means any animal taken into custody by a public or private sheltering agency because the owner has voluntarily agreed to transfer ownership of the animal to that agency for the purposes of re-homing or euthanasia.
(d) Irremediably suffering animal means an animal with a medical condition that has a poor or grave prognosis for being able to live without severe, unremitting pain as determined by a veterinarian licensed to practice in this state.
(e) Non-rehabilitatable animal means an animal with severe illness or injury whose prognosis for rehabilitation is either poor or grave as determined by a veterinarian or an animal with historical or observed behavior that poses a potential safety risk to humans and other dogs or cats that cannot be reasonably managed.
(f) Private sheltering agency means a shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals...

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