Killing pets to save money just doesn’t cut it. The state — Governor Jerry Brown — has to figure out a better way. Same with the California Animal Control Directors Association and the State Humane Association of California. I agree with the final paragraph in their statement below. They need to get together and “explore viable alternatives.” What do you think? Please leave your thoughts under “Leave a Comment” below. Thanks for caring. /Gary
STATE ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE BUDGET CUTS AIMED AT CALIFORNIA’S ANIMAL SHELTERS
Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Have an Adverse Effect on California’s Stray and Abandoned Animals
Sacramento, CA –The California Animal Control Directors Association and the State Humane Association of California announced today (Feb. 13) that they oppose Governor Brown’s proposed repeal of the animal adoption mandate created by the 1998 enactment of the “Hayden Law.”
This mandate requires that animal shelters perform certain duties, including holding stray or abandoned animals for a minimum of four to six days rather than the 72 hours required by prior law and providing them with necessary and prompt veterinary care. In return, the state is required to provide reimbursement for the increased costs incurred by shelters in the performance of those duties.
“Our organization supports the enhanced care afforded to animals through the passage of the Hayden Law,” stated Marcia Mayeda, President of the California Animal Control Directors Association. “There has been so much progress for animals in California’s shelters since this law became effective. A repeal would be a huge step backwards.”
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