CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they're done performing research on them.
Sandoval signed SB261 on Tuesday. The bill is informally known as "Calvin's Law" after a rescued beagle that was present at the signing ceremony.
The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mark Manendo requires private labs and those run by colleges and universities to offer animals up for adoption before euthanizing them as long as they are healthy enough to go to a new home.
Many of the dogs used in such testing are beagles because they are a compliant breed.