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9 General Description:
10 This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor designates Friday, April
11 18, 2014, as "Identify Your Pet Day" in the state of Utah.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This resolution:
14 . designates Friday, April 18, 2014, as "Identify Your Pet Day" in the state of Utah;
16 . urges Utahns to ensure that their pets have identification that can assist in reuniting
17 lost pets with their owners, reducing animal shelter costs, and reducing the
18 euthanizing of unclaimed pets.
19 Special Clauses:
22 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
23 WHEREAS, many household pets become lost and are picked up by county animal
25 WHEREAS, these lost pets are then taken either to county animal shelters or the
26 Humane Society;
27 WHEREAS, many of these animals do not wear an identification collar or have an
28 implanted identification chip;
29 WHEREAS, pets that wear identification, or have had implanted an identification chip,
30 can be much more easily reunited with their owners;
31 WHEREAS, according to Salt Lake County Animal Services, it costs approximately
32 $33 per day for an animal shelter to house and care for a pet;
33 WHEREAS, eventually, animal shelters have no choice but to euthanize the pets in
34 their care that are not claimed by their owners;
35 WHEREAS, as more pets have identification, fewer taxpayer dollars are needed to
36 house lost pets;
37 WHEREAS, pet identification provides a great service to pets, their owners, and Utah's
38 communities; and
39 WHEREAS, Friday, April 20-26, 2014, is National Pet ID Week:
40 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
41 Governor concurring therein, designate Friday, April 18, 2014, as "Identify Your Pet Day" in
42 the state of Utah and urge Utah's pet owners to provide identification for their pets, either
43 through an implanted identification chip or on a pet's collar.
44 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize that, as
45 Utah's pet owners get identification for their pets, pet owners will more likely be reunited with
46 their lost pets and fewer taxpayer dollars will be spent housing lost animals.
47 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to each county in
48 the state of Utah, the Humane Society of Utah, and the Humane Society of the United States.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-17-14 1:18 PM