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Board taking comments on proposed animal euthanasia rules until Aug. 31

The North Carolina Board of Agriculture is accepting written comments from the public about proposed rules governing euthanasia at animal shelters until Aug. 31.

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services veterinarians spent more than a year developing the rules, which are designed to ensure animals are euthanized as humanely as possible.

The rules would set standards for equipment and training that shelters must meet if they euthanize animals.

Send written comments to David McLeod, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1001. For information or to download a copy of the rules, go online to

The board held a public hearing on the rules in July and will vote on them in September.


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047