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Law requires shelters to document euthanasia numbers

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An estimated 250,000 dogs and cats are euthanized every year in Florida, according to the group Fix Florida.

Now, Florida animal shelters will be required to document how many animals they euthanize a year under a new law.

The bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott directs shelters to compile records of all the dogs, cats and other animals that come into their facilities and what happens to them.

The law also mandates shelters to make all that information available to the public starting July 31.

Supporters of the law hope the information motivates more Floridians to adopt homeless dogs and cats.

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