In animal-loving Colorado, a pet shelter bill with a section entitled “Colorado Socially Conscious Sheltering Act” would hardly seem controversial.
Yet, the legislation, HB21-1160, has delineated a long-standing divide in the world of rescuing, sheltering, and adopting out pets in the state.
Those in the “No-Kill” movement believe it targets them and might limit their options when dealing with animals with behavioral issues. They say that the Socially Conscious Sheltering movement attempts to impose frivolous and often duplicative rules that strain the resources of smaller shelters and rescues.
“It looks like the perfect bill,” Doug Rae, executive director of the