Conn. bill would allow paramedics to treat, transport injured K-9s

Proposed legislation co-sponsored by members of the Connecticut House and Senate would allow paramedics to treat injured K-9s on scene


By EMS1 Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. — A proposed bill would allow injured K-9s to be treated by paramedics and transported by ambulance to a veterinary hospital.

News 12 reported that the bill was introduced earlier this month at a Public Health Committee hearing, and would need to be passed by both state houses and signed by the governor to become a law.

The bill would allow paramedics to treat K-9s injured in the line of duty on scene and transport them to the veterinary hospital by ambulance. (Photo/USCG)
The bill would allow paramedics to treat K-9s injured in the line of duty on scene and transport them to the veterinary hospital by ambulance. (Photo/USCG)

Co-sponsored by state Rep. Brenda Kupchick and state Sen. Tony Hwang, the bill would allow paramedics to treat K-9s injured in the line of duty on scene and transport them to the veterinary hospital by ambulance.

Similar laws in other states only allow transport of K-9s in the event that ambulances aren’t needed by people.

 

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