IN SHORTKENTUCKY NOW ALLOWING VETERINARIANS TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE
A new Kentucky law allows veterinarians in the state to release information in order to report animal abuse. Kentucky had been the only state that did not allow veterinarians to report suspected cases of animal abuse.
The law, signed April 24 by Gov. Andy Beshear, requires veterinarians to report animal abuse and provides for immunity from liability for good-faith reports. Previously, veterinarians could not release information concerning clients or the care of clients' animals except with client authorization or a court order.
Per the legislation, veterinarians who find that animals