The bill allows landlords to require renters with an emotional support animal to provide verified proof of the need from a health service provider.
The renovation will expand animal areas and areas for the public, staff, and volunteers.
The bill would give executive boards of health at both state and local levels the power to adopt rules and ordinances over pest control policies.
The measure by Republican Rep. Anthony Cook of Cicero was approved Monday on a vote of 80-14.
Animals including horses can pick up diseases through mosquito bites.
A patchwork of rules regulates concentrated animal feeding operations throughout the state. But in White County, they're working to protect their waterways.
An outbreak of avian flu in states across the Midwest earlier this year prompted the Indiana Board of Animal Health to issue a ban on poultry shows.
Some Indiana students want the firefly named as the official state insect; the governor is expected to sign the budget today. Read more in our headline roundup.
The Brown County humane society promotes their foster program which has dramatically lowered the euthanasia rate.
Bats are on the move, looking for places to roost on their way to their winter habitats.