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Nevada Governor Honors Efforts To Put Former Research Animals Up For Adoption

Lance Iversen / AP

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks after his swearing in ceremony during his inaugural ceremony on the front steps of the capital in Carson City, Nev., Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Lance Iversen / AP

(AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a proclamation honoring legislative efforts requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they're done performing research on them.

The bill requires most labs to offer animals up for adoption before euthanizing them as long as they are healthy enough to go to a new home.