A bill concerning K-9s has passed the Ohio House of Representatives.
House Bill 392 authorizes emergency medical personnel to transport a police dog to a veterinary center by ambulance if the K-9 is injured in the line of duty.
State Representative Ron Ferguson is one of the sponsors of the bill.
“I am pleased to see this important legislation pass the Ohio House and know that our first responders will be grateful for us enacting this legislation because of the significant monetary and personal investments our law enforcement give to these K-9s,” he said.
With this legislation, a K-9 will only be transported via emergency services if it is injured in the line of duty -- and not before any human requiring emergency medical transport at the scene.