A story on mandatory rabies vaccinations for cats, published on Page A1 in SV Weekend and online, was incorrect.
State Senate Bill 2270, which originally required the vaccinations, was amended May 30, and that language was removed.
The new provisions to the Humane Care for Animals Act allow a law enforcement officer to take temporary custody of a domestic dog or cat whose life is threatened by being exposed for a prolonged period of time to extreme heat or cold conditions that may result in its injury or death, or that may result in hypothermia, hyperthermia, frostbite, or a similar condition.
It also provides that, upon taking temporary custody of the dog or cat, the officer must attempt to contact its owner and seek emergency veterinary care as soon as it is available.
We regret the error.