California: Protect Homeless and Lost Animals

Posted by Stephan Otto, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on January 25, 2012

In an attempt to reduce California’s deficit, Governor Brown has proposed a substantial weakening of the Hayden Act, including sections that require shelters to care for homeless and lost companion animals for up to six days before euthanizing them. This holding period is crucial to allowing lost dogs and cats to be reunited with their families or adopted when they are unclaimed or abandoned.

Former State Senator Tom Hayden’s message to Governor Jerry Brown urges the Governor to leave intact the law he wrote in 1998.

Please take a moment today to contact Governor Brown and your state
Urge them to oppose
any legislation that will remove existing protections for homeless and
lost companion animals.

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