BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                      Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, Chair

          BILL NO:  AB 1634                     HEARING:  7/11/07
          AUTHOR:  Levine                       FISCAL:  Yes
          VERSION:  7/3/07                      CONSULTANT:  Detwiler

                          CALIFORNIA HEALTHY PETS ACT

                           Background and Existing Law  

          The Legislature has declared that the overpopulation of  
          cats and dogs is "a problem of great public concern,"  
          noting that overpopulation causes public health problems,  
          affects local animal control departments, and results in  
          euthanizing too many cats and dogs (AB 1856, Vincent,  

          State law requires animal control agencies and shelters to  
          spay or neuter the cats and dogs that they sell or give  
          away.  For cats and dogs that are injured or too sick to be  
          spayed or neutered, state law requires the adopter to agree  
          to have the animal sterilized at a later date and pay a  
          sterilization deposit.  State law requires fines for the  
          owners of nonspayed or unneutered cats and dogs that are  
          impounded (SB 1301, Vincent, 2004).

          Public officials regulate cats and dogs under a mix of  
          state laws and local ordinances.  Some cities and counties  
          have ordinances that require owners to spay or neuter their  
          cats and dogs.  State law allows cities and counties to  
          adopt programs to control dangerous dogs that are more  
          restrictive than state law, but these local ordinances  
          can't be breed-specific (SB 428, Torres, 1989).  However,  
          local officials can adopt breed-specific ordinances for  
          their mandatory spay or neuter programs and breeding  
          requirements (SB 861, Speier, 2005).  The City and County  
          of San Francisco used the 2005 Speier bill to adopt  
          breed-specific restrictions.

          Despite these regulations and despite the availability of  
          low-cost spay and neuter services, some groups believe that  
          the Legislature should take stronger action to reduce the  
          overpopulation of cats and dogs.

                                   Proposed Law 


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 2

          Assembly Bill 1634 enacts the California Healthy Pets Act,  
          which becomes operative on April 1, 2008.

          AB 1634 prohibits a person from owning a cat or dog that is  
          over six months old unless the animal has been spayed or  
          neutered, or unless the person has an "intact permit."

          A person who has been cited for violating this prohibition  
          has 30 days to provide proof that the person has met the  
          requirement to spay or neuter the animal.  Failure to  
          provide proof within 30 days of the citation results in a  
          civil penalty of $500 per animal, in addition to any other  
          local civil or criminal penalties.  The bill requires  
          waiving the civil penalty if the person provides  
          verification that the cat or dog has been spayed or  

          AB 1634 declares that it does not obligate veterinarians to  
          enforce its provisions or provide information to local  
          officials about a cat or dog's spay or neuter status.  The  
          bill also declares that its provisions don't prohibit local  
          officials from adopting or enforcing more restrictive spay  
          or neuter programs.  A city, county, or city and county  
          that adopted a dog breed-specific ordinance pertaining to  
          mandatory spay or neuter programs and breeding requirements  
          is exempt from the Act.

           Extensions  .  AB 1634 allows the owner of a cat or dog to  
          postpone complying with the spay or neuter requirement  
          until the animal is nine months or a year old by obtaining  
          a letter from a California licensed veterinarian stating  
          that the animal should not be spayed or neutered.

          The bill declares that a person who holds a local document  
          permitting the possession of an unaltered cat or dog is  
          deemed to be in compliance with its requirements until the  
          document expires or January 1, 2009, whichever comes first.  
           When the permit expires, the person must obtain a new  
          intact permit.

           Intact permits  .  AB 1634 requires local officials to issue  
          an intact permit under specified conditions.  A dog or cat  
          license that meets those conditions is considered an intact  
          permit.  An "intact permit" is a locally issued annual  


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          document that allows a person to own an unaltered cat or  

          To get an intact permit, the owner must provide proof to  
          local officials that any of the following six conditions  
                 The owner is a licensed breeder.
                 The owner's cat or dog belongs to a recognized  
               registry or association, and  either  is a show animal  
               or being trained as a show animal,  or  has earned or is  
               earning a title from a recognized registry or  
                 The owner is a breeder of working dogs or supplies  
               working dogs to law enforcement, fire agencies, or  
               working dog organizations.
                 The dog is actively being used or is being raised  
               to be used by law enforcement, fire agencies, or  
               working dog organizations.
                 The owner provides a veterinarian's letter stating  
               that it is unsafe to spay or neuter the cat or dog  
               because of the animal's age, poor health, or illness.
                 The dog is used for herding or guarding livestock  
               and the dog's owner lives on or owns the agricultural  

          The bill also declares that a person or organization that  
          breeds guide dogs, signal dogs, and service dogs is  
          presumptively entitled to an intact permit.

          The spay and neuter requirements apply when an animal with  
          an intact permit ceases to meet these conditions.

           Intact permit fees  .  The fees that local officials charge  
          for local intact permits cannot be more than the amount  
          reasonably necessary to fund the administration of the  
          intact permit program.  These fees cannot duplicate other  
          local fees.

          Local officials must waive the intact permit fee:
                 When the owner is a breeder of working dogs or  
               supplies working dogs to law enforcement, fire  
               agencies, or working dog organizations.
                 When the dog is actively being used or is being  
               raised to be used by law enforcement, fire agencies,  
               or working dog organizations.


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                 For persons or organizations that breed guide dogs,  
               signal dogs, and service dogs.

          Local officials may waive the intact permit fee when the  
          owner provides a veterinarian's letter stating that it is  
          unsafe to spay or neuter the cat or dog because of the  
          animal's age, poor health, or illness.

           Single-litter intact permits  .  Until January 1, 2012, AB  
          1634 allows local officials to issue an intact permit for  
          up to a year and impose an intact permit fee for one male  
          and one female dog per household so that the dogs can  
          produce a single litter of offspring.

          The bill requires nine conditions for a single-litter  
          intact permit:
                 A licensed veterinarian has examined the dog and  
               the dog is following the veterinarian's recommended  
               preventive health care program.
                 The owner has not been convicted of one or more of  
               nine specified crimes.
                 The owner has not been convicted of two or more  
               violations of local ordinances involving the dog.
                 The owner has not received an order from local  
               officials involving the dog.
                 Local officials have not determined that the dog is  
               a "vicious animal."
                 The dog is properly housed and cared for, citing  
               four conditions.
                 The owner provides local officials with a signed  
               statement agreeing to four conditions regarding the  
               adoption or sale of the offspring dogs.
                 The dog has a current local license.
                 The owner has considered an identification  
               microchip for the animal.

          AB 1634 requires the owner to keep records about the  
          offspring dogs.  The owner must prove that the dog has been  
          spayed or neutered after producing the single litter.

          The bill allows local officials to impose an intact permit  
          fee that does not exceed administrative costs.

          The bill's authority to issue single-litter intact permits  
          automatically terminates on January 1, 2012.


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 5

           Exemptions  .  AB 1634 provides four exemptions from its  
                 A cat or dog owner who is not a California resident  
               if the owner proves that the cat or dog is temporarily  
               in California for training, showing, or another lawful  
                 An animal possessed by an individual with a  
               disability protected by the federal Americans with  
               Disabilities Act if the animal is a guide dog, service  
               dog, or signal dog.
                 Licensed guide dog, signal dog, and service dog  
                 A person with a federal license under the Animal  
               Welfare Act.

           Enforcement and funding  .  AB 1634 requires local animal  
          control agencies to enforce, conduct outreach efforts, and  
          administer its provisions.  A "local animal control agency"  
          is a city or county animal control agency or another entity  
          that enforces animal-related laws.

          The bill requires that the civil penalties must be used to  
          fund the administration, outreach, and enforcement  
          activities.  To the extent that funding is available, the  
          bill requires local officials to "establish a free and  
          low-cost spay and neuter program for low-income  
          individuals."  They must undertake outreach efforts to  
          inform people about these programs.  When local officials  
          cite someone for violating the Act, they must provide  
          information about these free or reduced cost spay and  
          neuter programs.

          The bill requires local officials to use their permit fees  
          for funding the administration of their permit program.


          1.   Strategic action  .  Tackling the problems caused by cat  
          and dog overpopulation requires the combined efforts of  
          animal owners and breeders, veterinarians, private  
          organizations, local officials, and state leaders.  Many  
          owners and breeders already take personal responsibility  
          for controlling the number and sizes of their animals'  


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          litters.  Many veterinarians contribute their services to  
          free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.  Private  
          organizations actively educate the public about  
          overpopulation programs and existing solutions.  Local  
          officials have adopted local ordinances to curb dog and cat  
          overpopulation.  Yet despite these efforts and some  
          successes, California still endures the problems caused by  
          overpopulation.  AB 1634 confronts the problem of dog and  
          cat overpopulation by setting up a system of prohibitions,  
          penalties, and permits.  With specific extensions and  
          exemptions, including provisions for single litters, the  
          bill requires spaying or neutering most cats and dogs.  As  
          the bill's requirements take hold, the number of unwanted  
          cats and dogs will go down.

          2.   Personal responsibility, public regulation  .  Owning and  
          caring for cats and dogs is deeply emotional for many  
          people.  Some pet owners resent even the existing state and  
          local government limits on how they treat their animals,  
          believing that these decisions are best left to the owners  
          themselves.  Responsible pet owners and breeders want  
          what's best for their cats and dogs.  Although many cat and  
          dog owners acknowledge the public health and public finance  
          problems caused by unregulated pet overpopulation, they  
          oppose a statewide requirement for spaying or neutering  
          animals.  But not all animal owners are responsible.   
          Uncontrolled litters result in inappropriate  
          cross-breeding, feral cats, and unwanted dogs.  Those who  
          fail to take personal responsibility for their animals  
          create expensive problems for all taxpayers.  AB 1634  
          forces legislators to think about how they balance private  
          decisions with public regulation.

          3.   State control or local regulation  ?  Legislators  
          continually struggle with how to balance state and local  
          control.  State laws that preempt local control promote  
          uniformity.  Local controls allow local officials to adapt  
          controls to fit their communities' circumstances.   
          Statewide statutes are important when individuals' rights  
          are at stake --- voter qualifications, equal justice, fair  
          access to public accommodations, uniform tax rules.  Local  
          controls are important when individual rights aren't at  
          risk and when there is general agreement that local elected  
          officials should respect community differences.  Some  
          industries and interest groups favor statewide laws because  


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          they don't have to deal with 58 counties and 478 cities.   
          Other groups prefer local regulations because they can  
          advance their policies and economic goals one community at  
          a time.  AB 1634 forces legislators to think about how they  
          balance state control and local regulation for cats and  

          4.   Big problems, local responses  .  The 1989 Vincent bill  
          identified three public policy problems that result from  
          uncontrolled cat and dog overpopulation: public health,  
          public costs, and unnecessary euthanization.  The  
          Legislature declared that the most effective solution is  
          spaying and neutering.  Some cities and counties already  
          have spay and neuter ordinances, at least one ordinance is  
          breed-specific.  AB 1634 creates a statewide program that  
          applies to nearly all counties and cities.  The Committee  
          may wish to consider whether this kind of statewide  
          uniformity is critical to curbing dog and cat  
          overpopulation.  Should legislators enact a statewide  
          standard statute and then allow counties and cities to  
          opt-out if they think that local conditions justify  
          different solutions?

          5.   Finding the fit  .  Two of the more contentious  
          provisions in AB 1634 have been the animal's age and the  
          amount of the civil penalty.  The bill requires spaying or  
          neutering cats and dogs by the age of six months, but  
          allows for two three-month extensions based on a  
          veterinarian's medical judgment.  Although the bill is now  
          more flexible than its earlier versions, some critics say  
          that the characteristics of certain dog breeds justify  
          longer delays.  For civil penalties to influence behavior,  
          supporters say that they must be sufficiently costly.  The  
          $500 civil penalty set by AB 1634 is more expensive than  
          spaying or neutering an animal.  By keeping this penalty  
          high, the bill promotes a rational response --- it's just  
          cheaper to follow the law than to flaunt it.

          6.   Drafting improvements  .  When legislators amend complex  
          bills, drafting inconsistencies occur.  As AB 1634 nears  
          the end of the legislative process, the Committee may wish  
          to consider these clarifying amendments:
               Entitlements and exemptions.  The presumptive  
          entitlement for intact permits for guide dogs, signal dogs,  
          and service dogs belongs with the other conditions, not  


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          with the list of exemptions (page 6, lines 21-25).
               Consistent terms.  The bill's references to "unaltered  
          animal certification" should use the term, "intact permit"  
          (page 8, lines 8, 11, & 12; page 9, line 5).
               Free and low-cost programs.  The bill requires local  
          officials to spend the civil penalties on "spay and neuter  
          programs for low-income individuals."  The author probably  
          means spay and neuter programs for the cats and dogs that  
          are owned by low-income individuals (page 9, lines 29 to  
               Numbering.  To avoid confusion, clarifying amendments  
          should renumber the section regarding intact permits (page  
          7, line 24) and strike out the stray reference to a code  
          section that doesn't exist (page 10, line 16).

                                 Assembly Actions  

          Assembly Business & Professions Committee:  7-3
          Assembly Appropriations Committee:10-0
          Assembly Floor:                    41-38


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                         Support and Opposition  (7/5/07)

          It is the Committee staff's custom to prepare lists of a  
          bill's supporters and opponents by asking the bill's author  
          for that information.  The Committee's staff supplements  
          the information that the author provides with the letters  
          that the Committee has received.  These lists report the  
          information that was available on Thursday morning, July 5.

           Support  :

          Letters and petitions from approximately 10,000 people.

          California Animal Control Directors Association 
          City of Los Angeles 
          Social Compassion in Legislation 
          State Humane Association of California 

           Public Agencies and Public Officials
           Board of Equalization Member Judy Chu
          City Attorney Mike Aguirre of San Diego
          City Council of Solvang, City of Solvang
          City Council President Eric Garcetti, City Of Los Angeles
          City Council President Henry T. Perea, City of Fresno
          City Manager Brad Vidro, City of Solvang
          City of Beverly Hills Police Department
          City of Capitola Police Department
          City of Clovis Animal Services
          City of Elk Grove Animal Services
          City of Fremont Animal Services Unit
          City of Fremont Police Department, Animal Services Unit 
          City of Irvine
          City of Lathrop Animal Services
          City of Los Angeles Animal Services
          City of Los Angeles Police Department
          City of San Jose Animal Care Services
          City of Santa Ana Police Department
          City of Stockton Animal Control 
          City of Torrance Police Department
          City of Turlock Animal Control
          City of West Hollywood
          Councilmember Brian Calhoun, City of Fresno
          Councilmember Das Williams, City of Santa Barbara
          Councilmember Dennis Zine, City of Los Angeles


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          Councilmember Greig Smith, City of Los Angeles
          Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr., City of Los Angeles
          Councilmember Jan Perry, City of Los Angeles
          Councilmember Jose Huizar, City of Los Angeles
          Councilmember Maggie Houlihan, City of Encinitas
          Councilmember Richard Alarcon, City of Los Angeles
          Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga, City of Long Beach
          Councilmember Tony Cardenas, City of Los Angeles
          Councilmember Val Lerch, City of Long Beach
          County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
          Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles
          Mayor Dick Riddell, City of Yucaipa
          Mayor Harmony Groves, City of Arcata
          Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid, City of Montebello
          Mayor Richard S. Kelly, City of Palm Desert
          Mayor Rick Ramirez, City of Norwalk
          Mayor Steven A. Mindt, City of Madera
          Southeast Area Animal Control Authority

           Organizations, Clubs, Businesses
           A Leg Up Rescue of Sonoma City
          Ace of Hearts
          Adopt-A-Chow Los Angeles
          Ali's Animail
          All Creatures Great & Small Animal Rescue
          Alpha Canine Sanctuary
          American Humane Association
          American Postal Workers Union, California State President  
          Isabelle Bailey
          American Tortoise Rescue
          Angel Dogs Rescue
          Animal Acres
          Animal Advocates
          Animal Advocates Harbor City 
          Animal Alliance
          Animal Assistance League of Orange County
          Animal Avengers
          Animal Content in Entertainment
          Animal Friends Rescue Project
          Animal Kind Rescue
          Animal Kingdom Welfare
          Animal Legal Defense Fund
          Animal Lovers of South Bay
          Animal Match Rescue Team


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          Animal Medical Clinic
          Animal Network of Orange County-Newport Beach
          Animal Place
          Animal Protection Institute
          Animal Rescue of Fresno
          Animal Rescue Volunteers Inc
          Animal Rescue, Media & Education
          Animal Rules Placement Foundation
          Animal Shelter Adoption Partners, Inc.
          Animal Shelter Assistance Program
          Animal Switchboard
          Animal Welfare Committee of Studio City
          Animals Anonymous
          Animals, People and Environment
          Another Chance Animal Welfare League
          Antelope Valley Dalmatian Rescue
          Arkin Disc Dogs
          Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
          Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation
          Baja Animal Sanctuary
          Bakersfield SPCA
          Bardwell's Boneyard
          Bark Avenue 
          Bark Avenue Foundation
          Barkbusters Home Dog Training
          Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls
          Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
          Beagles and Buddies
          Bear Mountain Dog Rescue in San Bernardino
          Bellflower Veterinary Hospital 
          Benevolent Animal Rescue Community

          Bill Foundation
          Bless the Beasts Rescue-Humboldt
          Boston Buddies of Redondo Beach
          Bostons by the Bay, Northern California Boston Terrier  
          Boxer Rescue
          Boxer Rescue Fund
          Boxer Rescue Los Angeles
          Bumper Foundation
          Bunny Bunch
          B-Wood-Dog of Brentwood
          California Federation for Animal Legislation


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          California Feline Foundation
          California Lobby for Animal Welfare
          California Professional Firefighters
          California Wildlife Center
          Camarillo and Oxnard Concerned People for Animals
          Canine Adoption & Rescue League of Santa Paula
          Canine Adoption & Rescue League of Ventura
          Canine Communications
          Canine Crusaders
          Cat Adoption Service
          Cat Assistance Referral and Education
          Cat Care Foundation of Huntington Beach
          Cat Care Network of Colorado and New Mexico
          Cat Connection
          Cat Crossing
          Cat House on the Kings Rescue, Fresno
          Cat/Canine Assistance Referral & Education
          Catalyst for Cats
          Catherine Fund
          Cats at the Studio, Inc.
          Center for Animal Protection and Education
          Central California SPCA
          Central Valley Coalition for Animals
          Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation
          Chateau DuMeow
          Chico Boxer Rescue
          Chihuahua Rescue, Inc.
          Chula Bella Dogs of Los Angeles
          Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles
          Coalition for Cats and Dogs
          Coalition for Pets & Public Safety
          Coast Dermatology Medical Associates
          Collie Love
          Commonwealth Action
          Community Animal Network
          Companion Animal Foundation of Arcata
          Companion for Animals-Humboldt
          Compassion in Action Club
          Contra Costa Humane Society
          Countless Critters Pet Sitting
          County of Contra Costa Animal Services
          County of Madera Animal Control
          County of Monterey SPCA
          County of Riverside Animal Services


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          County of San Bernardino Animal Care and Control 
          County of Yolo Sheriff-Coroner Ed Prieto
          Critter Companions
          Custom Canine Quilts
          Dachshund Rescue
          Daisy's Delights Gourmet Pet Treats
          Dale's Doggie Daycare
          Dana Point / San Clemente Animal Rescue
          Death Row Dogs Rescue
          Deborah's Rescues and Fosters
          Dedicated Animal Welfare Group
          Diamonds in the Ruff, Inc.
          Dog Adoption and Welfare Group
          Dog Land Spay & Neuter Hotline
          Dog Psychology Center of Los Angeles
          Dog's Life Rescue
          Doris Day Animal League 
          Downtown Dog Rescue-LA
          East Bay Animal Advocates
          East Bay SPCA
          East of Eden Canine Rescue
          Eastern Madera County SPCA
          Echo Park Animal Alliance
          Emmie's Animal Rescue of Fresno
          Erika Brunson Design
          Feline Foundation/Valley Animal Center
          Feral Cat Alliance
          Feral Cat Coalition - San Diego
          Fight for Animal Rights
          Firehouse Dogs 
          Forte Animal Rescue
          Four Legged Friends Foundation
          Fox Companion Care
          Friends For Life Animal Rescue
          Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter
          Friends of Cats
          Friends of Fred
          Friends of Long Beach Animals
          Friends of Madera Animal Shelter
          Friends of Watsonville Shelter
          Furry Friends Rescue
          Garberville Thrift Shop
          Garfield Pet Alliance
          German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue


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          Give a Dog a Home Rescue
          Glendale Humane Society
          Got Boxers?
          Great Dane Rescue of Northern California
          Greyfoot Cat Rescue in Ventura
          Halt Overpopulation with Prevention and Education
          Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
          Hearts for Hounds Dog Rescue of Long Beach
          Heaven on Earth Society for Animals
          Helping Out Pets Everyday
          Herald Publications
          High Desert Angels for Animals
          HMB Catworks
          Home for Every Living Pet
          Hopalong Animal Rescue
          HOPE Animal Foundation of Fresno
          Humane Education Network
          Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley
          Humane Society of the United States
          Humboldt Redwood Humane Society
          IAG Coffee Franchise, LLC
          In Defense of Animals
          Independence Alliance
          Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA
          International Fund for Animal Welfare
          Irvine Animal Care Center
          It's the Pits
          Jacqueline Green Public Relations Inc
          K-9 Connection
          K-9 Placement and Assistance League
          K-9 Rescue
          Karma Rescue
          Katcep Associates
          Kellen Rescue
          Kings SPCA
          Kitten Rescue
          Kris Kelly Foundation
          Lacey's Senior Boxer Rescue
          Lake Tahoe Humane Society
          Lange Foundation
          Last Chance for Animals
          League for Earth & Animal Protection
          League of Human Voters - California Chapter
          Lhasa Happy Homes


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          Life 4 Paws
          Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation
          Little Angels Pug Rescue
          Little Company of Mary San Pedro
          Little John Rug Rats
          Lohr Insurance Agency
          Los Angeles Directors of Animal Welfare
          Love of Animals Inc
          Love Thy Dog
          Lyons Perea Chihuahuas
          Ma Snak Superior Treats
          MacDonalds Trust
          Madera Veterinary Center
          Many Little Cats Inc.
          Mariners Village Community Services Committee
          Marley's Pit Stop Rescue
          MaryJo and Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation
          Matchmaker & Adoption Center
          Matich Corporation
          Matilija Canyon Wildlife Refuge
          Milo Foundation
          Miss Kitty's Rescue
          Missing Pet Partnership
          Molly Inspires Foundation
          Molly's Mutts
          Much Love Animal Rescue
          National Cat Protection
          Network of Humane Organizations
          New Beginnings for Animals
          New Hope for Animals, Inc.
          New Leash on Life
          No Voice Unheard
          Noah's Bark
          NoHo Alliance for Animals
          NorCal Aussie Rescue
          NorCal Boxer Rescue
          North County Humane Society
          North Star Pet Assistance
          NorthCoast in McKinleyville
          Northern California Great Dane Rescue
          Ohlone Humane Society
          Open Arms Network
          Orange County Boxer Rescue
          Orange County People for Animals
          Orange County SPCA 


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          Pacific Coast Dog Rescue
          Pacific Pooch-Laguna Beach 
          PAL Animal Sanctuary
          Pal Rescue and Adoptions, Inc.
          Palisades Park Dog Walkers
          Pam's People Pals
          Panzar, Inc.
          Pariah Film & Television
          Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
          Passion for Paws Rescue
          Paw Project
          Paws and Claws Vet Hospital of West Hills
          Paws and Cues Dog Training
          PAWS of Humboldt & Mendocino County
          PAWS of San Diego County

          Pei People of Bakersfield
          People and Cats Together
          Pet Adoption Fund
          Pet Adoption League
          Pet Assistance Foundation
          Pet Care Foundation
          Pet Orphans of Southern California
          Pet Press
          Pet Project Foundation
          Pet Rescue of Unwanted Dogs
          Pet Save Foundation
          Peter Zippi Fund for Animals
          Pets 90210
          Pickett's Pets
          Piercy Animal Welfare Sanctuary
          Pit Bull Rescue of San Diego
          Placer SPCA
          Pocket Dogs
          Pooch Potty
          Poodle Rescue
          Pooses & Pups Rescue
          Primo Love of Santa Monica
          Production Line Design
          Progressive Animal Welfare Society
          Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
          Pryor's Planet
          Purr-fect Solutions Feline Rescue
          Quartz Hills Dog Lovers
          Rabbit Haven


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          Rescue & Humane Alliance of Los Angeles
          Rescue Alliance of Hairless and Other Breeds
          Rescue House
          Rescue House of San Diego
          Rescue Me Inc
          Rescue Relief of Newport Beach
          Rescue Train
          Rescuers for a Change, Inc.
          Reseda Neighborhood Council, Board of Directors
          Responsible Humane Force
          RESQCATS, Inc.
          Reva Foundation
          Rivendel Animal Sanctuary
          River City Cat Rescue
          Riverside County & Palm Spring Humane Society of the Desert
          Robin and Friends Rescue 
          Rover Rescue
          Roy Dunlap Spay/Neuter Foundation
          Ruff Riders Animal Rescue
          Sacramento Area Animal Coalition
          Sacramento SPCA
          San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter
          San Diego Animal Advocates
          San Diego House Rabbit Society
          San Diego Special Needs Rescue
          San Luis Obispo Second Chance at Love Humane Society
          San Luis Obispo Volunteers for Animals
          Santa Ana Friends for the Animals
          Santa Barbara Animal Rescue
          Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation
          Santa Cruz SPCA
          Santa Monica Boxer Rescue
          Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society
          Sara Ford Foundation Rescue Group
          Sauthier, Steele & Associates
          Saving Grace
          Second Chance Canine Rescue
          Seeds for Change, Humane Education
          SEIU California State Council
          SEIU Local 721 
          Senior & Special Needs Animal Assistance
          Senior Citizens for Humane Legislation and Education
          Senior Dogs Project
          Senior Special Needs Animal Assistance
          Sequoia Humane Society


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          Shelter Animals of Los Angeles Rescue
          Shelter Pet Alliance
          Shelter Pet Partners

          Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
          Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
          Silicon Valley Humane Society
          Sisters Animal Sanctuary
          Small Time Rescue
          Sounds of Silent Spirits Rescue and Sanctuary
          South County Animal Shelter Coalition
          Southern California Labrador & Retriever Rescue
          Southern California Siamese Rescue
          Southern California University People for Animal Welfare
          Southland Collie Rescue
          Southland Sheltie Rescue
          Sparky & The Gang
          Spay and Neuter Intermountain Pets and Pet Placement
          Spay Neuter Action Program
          Spay Neuter Action Project
          SPCA Los Angeles
          Spring Valley Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals 
          Staged to Move
          Starlight Stepping Stones Cat Rescue
          Stop Torture Abuse & Neglect of Dogs Foundation
          Stray Cat Alliance
          Streetsmarts Rescue
          Studio City Neighborhood Council, Directors of Animal  
          Surfer Dogs
          Tahoe Dogs
          Take Me Home
          Taxpayers for Responsible & Ethical Animal Treatment
          Teaching Everyone Animals Matter
          Tehachapi Canine Canyon Ranch Dog Rescue
          Tehachapi Humane Society
          Tehama Wild Care
          The Ocean Conservancy
          The Pacific Pooch
          The Purple Cat Thrift Store
          The Rescue House
          Thumping Tails Rescue
          TopCats on the Ridge Inc.
          Tower Rescue Trainers, LLC
          Town Cats, Morgan Hill


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          Underdog Rescue
          United Animal Nations
          Valley Animal Center 
          Valley Animal Center of Fresno
          Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
          Victorville PAL Humane Society
          Voice for Animals
          Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals
          Walk With Wendy 
          Weil Public Relations
          West End Adoption Center
          Westie Rescue
          Westside German Shepard Rescue
          White Dove Rescue
          Winchester Retriever Club
          Winogradsky Company
          Wish For Animals
          Wonder Dog Rescue
          Woody's House


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 20

           Opposition  :

          Letters and petitions from approximately 10,000 people.

           Public Agencies and Public Officials
           City of Palo Alto
          County of Siskiyou
          County of Yuba
          Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture
          Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department

           National and Statewide Organizations
           Airedale Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          American Border Collie Association, Inc.
          American Eskimo Dog Club of America, Inc.
          American Herding Breed Association
          American Kennel Club
          American Kennel Club, Canine Health Foundation
          American Lhasa Apso Club
          American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Club
          American Rottweiler Club, Inc.
          American Saluki Association
          American Toy Fox Terrier Club
          American Working Farmcollie Association
          Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International, Inc.
          Australian Cattle Dog Club of America
          Australian Shepherd Club of America
          Basset Hound Club of America, Inc.
          Basenji Club of America, Inc.
          Bichon Frise Club of America, Inc.
          Borzoi Club of California
          Briard Club of America, Inc.
          Briard Club of California
          Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network, Inc.
          Concerned Dog Owners of California
          California Airedale Terrier Club Incorporated 
          California Cattlemen's Association
          California Chapters of Safari Club International
          California Farm Bureau Federation
          California Federation for Animal Legislation
          California Federation of Dog Clubs
          California Gold Jack Russell Terrier Club, Inc.
          California Greyhound Coursing Association
          California Organization of Police and Sheriffs
          California Outdoor Heritage Alliance


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 21

          California Rescue Dog Association
          California Veterinarians Against AB1634
          California Veterinary Medical Association
          Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc.
          Cardigan Welch Corgi Club of America
          Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, Inc.
          Clumber Spaniel Club of America
          Clumber Spaniel Charitable Rescue Trust
          Concerned Dog Owners of California
          Dachshund Club of America
          Dachshund Club of California
          Dalmatian Club of America Foundation
          Danish/Swedish Farmdog Club of America, Inc., Board of  
          Doberman Pinscher Club of America
          English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, Inc.
          Feline Friends International Club
          Glen of IMAAL Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          Glen of IMAAL Terrier Club of California
          Golden State Rottweiler Club
          Gordon Setter Club of America, Inc.
          Great Dane Club of California
          Great Pyrenees Club of America
          Harrier Club of America, Inc.
          Irish Setter Club of America
          Jindo Dog Association of America
          Landesverband DVG America, Inc.
          Libertarian Party of California
          Midogrescue Foundation, Inc. (CA and NY state)
          Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America
          National Abyssinian Cat Rescue
          National American Pit Bull Terrier Association
          National American Shorthair Club, Inc.
          National Animal Interest Alliance
          National Animal Interest Alliance Trust
          National English Shepard Rescue 
          National Open Field Coursing Association
          National Pet Alliance
          Newfoundland Club of America
          North American Whippet Racing Association
          Norwegian Lundehund Association of America, Inc.
          Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA)
          Old English Sheepdog Club of America, Inc.
          Outdoor Sportsmen's Coalition of California
          Pacific Coast Bulldog Club, Inc.


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 22

          Pacific Coast Working Dog Club
          Papillon Club of America, Inc.
          Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America
          Pets for Disabled Americans
          Regional Council of Rural Counties
          Saint Bernard Club of the Pacific Coast (SBCPC)
          Saints of the West Rescue
          Scottish Deerhound Club of America
          Siberian Husky Club of America Inc.
          Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club of Los Angeles Co.
          Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          Skye Terrier Club of America
          Shoreline Dog Franciers Association of Orange County
          Southwest Salukis
          Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance
          Standard Schnauzer Club of America, Inc.
          The Alaskan Malamute Club of America
          The American Brittany Club, Inc.
          The American Lhasa Apso Club
          The American Lhasa Apso Rescue of Northern California
          The American Shih Tzu Club, Inc.
          The Border Terrier Club of America
          The Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
          The Bulldog Club of America, Inc.
          The California Sportsman Lobby, Inc.
          The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
          The Collie Club of America, Inc.
          The French Bulldog Club of America
          The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
          The Greyhound Club of America
          The International Bengal Cat Society
          The International Cat Association
          The Irish Water Spaniel Club of America
          The Otter Hound Club of America
          The Poodle Club of America
          The Saluki Club of America, Inc.
          The Salt Lake Doberman Pinscher Club
          The Scottish Terrier Club of California
          The United States Police Canine Association, Inc.
          The West Highland Club of California
          United Schutzhund Clubs of America
          United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc.
          U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
          Utah Doberman Rescue
          Weimaraner Club of America, Inc.


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 23

          Welsh Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          Western Rottweiler Owners
          Western States Police Canine Association
          West Highland White Terrier Club of California
          Working Riesenschnauzer Federation
          Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, Inc.

           Regional and Local Organizations, Clubs, Businesses 
           Advanced Heating and Cooling
          Aintree Irish Setters
          Animal Urgent Care
          Antelope Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
          Appaws Whippets
          Arrowhead English Springer Spaniel Club
          Associated Rottweiler Fanciers of Northern California
          Associated Rottweiler Fanciers of Northern California
          Association of West Los Angeles Responsible Dog Owners
          Atherton Acres
          Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego
          Aztec Doberman Pinscher Rescue
          Bakersfield Obedience Training Club
          Barklands Manor Dog Obedience Training School
          Basenji Club of Northern California, Inc.
          Basset Hound Club of Southern California, Inc.
          Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pit Bulls (BAD RAP)
          Bay Area Irish Setter Club, Board of Directors
          Bay Area Rescue Keeshonden, Inc.
          Bay Cities Cocker Spaniel Club
          Belgian Tervuren Club of Southern California
          Bichon Frise Club of San Diego, Inc.
          Bizint Solution, Inc.
          Block, Plant, Eisner, Fiorito, Belak-berger, An Accountancy  
          Corporation CPA
          Blossom Valley Beagle Club
          Blu Mountain Old English Sheepdogs
          Border Terrier Club of So. California, 
          Borzoi Club of Northern California

          Boxer Club of San Fernando Valley
          Briard Club of America Inc.
          Briard Club of Northern California
          Brisline Airedales 
          Bruhil Welsh Terriers
          Bulldog Club of Greater Seattle 
          Bulldogs, Boston Terriers & Schipperkes


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 24

          Burlywood Collies
          Butte County Kennel Club, Inc.
          Cabrillo Kennel Club, Inc.
          Calico Ridge Rhodesian Ridgebacks
          California Central Valley Maltese Club
          Camino Real Siberian Husky Club
          Camlin Portuguese Water Dogs
          Canaan Dog Rescue Network, Inc.
          Canine Specialized Search Team
          Cardigan Welch Corgi Club of So. California
          Cedar Ridge Systems
          Central Coast Working Dogs
          City of Angels Pomeranian Club
          City of Angels Silky Terrier Club
          Chair, Committee on Environment and Agriculture, New  
          Channel City Kennel Club
          Chow Fanciers Association of Southern California
          Christine Daves Borstel Equine Art
          Collie Rescue Foundation, Inc.
          Columbine Dachshund Club
          Contra Costa County Kennel Club
          Creeksyde Pointers and German Shorthaired Pointers
          Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley, Inc.
          D and D Dachs
          Dalmatian Club of Southern California
          Darshan Enterprises
          Davis Dog Training Club, Inc.
          Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club Board of Directors Del  
          Arroyo 4-H Club
          Del fur Kennel Club, 6/20/07
          Der Hundesport Performance Klub
          DeSoto Non-Sporting Assortment Kennels
          Diggin' West Terriers
          Doberman Pinscher Club of Northern California, Inc
          Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego
, Inc.
          Dog Obedience Club of Lee County
          Drifter's Roost Dachshunds
          Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete
          Elkhorn Plaza Veterinary Clinic
          Encore Bichons Club
          Endangered Habitats League
          English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, Inc.
          Euskaldun Great Pyrenees


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 25

          Fairwind German Shepherd Dogs Logistical Services
          Flying Sun Farms
          Franciscan Silver and Golden Club
          Fur-Real Ragdolls
          German Shepherd Dog Club of Long Beach, Inc.
          German Shepard Dog Club of Los Angeles County, Inc.
          German Shepherd Dog Club of San Diego County, Inc.
          German Shepherd Dog Club of The San Gabriel Valley, Inc.
          German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Orange County
          German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Northern Sacramento  
          German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Northern California
          Gold Country Kennel Club
          Golden Empire Brittany Club, Inc.
          Golden Gate Akita Club
          Golden Gate Cat Club
          Golden Gate Dachshund Club, Inc.
          Golden Gate Greater Swiss Mt Dog Club
          Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club
          Golden Gate Pembroke Welsch Corgi Fanciers, Inc.
          Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers
          Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles
          Greater Fort Myers Dog Club, Inc.
          Greater Fort Myers Dog Club, Board of Directors
          Greater San Diego Whippet Association
          Greyhound Club of Northern California
          Grove Way Veterinary Hospital
          Grunenfeld German Shepherds 
          Haagen Company LLC
          Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville
          Havanese Club of Southern California
          Helios Greyhounds
          HiJinx Boxers
          Hub Poodle Club of Orange County
          Huntington Greyhounds
          Irish Setter Club of Central California
          Irish Setter Club of San Diego
          Irish Setter Club of Southern California
          Johnson Pet Products
          Jugendliebe Rottweilers
          Kennel Boy Video Productions, LLC
          Kennel Club of Pasadena
          Kennel Club of Riverside
          Kensington Veterinary Hospital
          Kingsbury Harriers


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 26

          Leonberger Rescue, Inc.
          Lhasa Apso Southern Rescue, Inc. (MS and TN states)
          Livermore Veterinary Hospital
          Los Angeles Doberman Pinscher Club
          Los Angeles Poodle Obedience Club, Inc.
          Los Colores Cat Club
          Los Encinos Kennel Club, Inc.
          Los Padres Obedience Club, Inc.
          Macon Kennel Club, Inc.
          Manteca Police Employees' Association
          Manteca Police Officers' Association
          Maulhardt Ranch Associates, LLC
          Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern California
          Miniature Schnauzer Club of Southern California
          Mission Trail Poodle Club
          Mississippi Canine Coalition, Inc.
          Monterey Bay English Setter Club
          Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club
          New Day Development General Contractors and Developers
          New England Dog Training Club
          Newfoundland Club of Southern California
          Nicolas Studio Inc.
          NORCAL Golden Retriever Club
          Nor-Cal Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club
          Nor-Cal Toy Dog Fanciers
          Northern California Brittany Club
          Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers
          Northern California Dachshund Club, Inc.
          Northern California Italian Greyhound Club
          Northern California Keeshond Club
          Northern California Pomeranian Club
          Northern California Sheltie Rescue
          Northern California Siberian Husky Club, Inc.
          Northern California Terrier Association
          Northern California Whippet Club
          Northern California Whippet Fanciers Association, Inc.
          Northern California Whippet Rescue Committee
          Northshields Collies
          Obility, Agility
          O'Brogan Dalmatians
          Old English Sheepdog League of Northern California
          Orange Coast Bull Terrier Club
          Orange Coast German Shepherd Dog Club
          Orange Coast Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
          Orange Empire Dog Club, Inc.


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 27

          Orthomolecular Specialties
          Oz Cocker Spaniels
          Pacific Southwest Mastiff Club
          Palo Alto Foothills Tracking Association
          Papillon Club of Northern California
          Paws and Cues Dog Training
          Paws'itive Teams, Inc.
          Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association, Inc.
          Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
          Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council Placer County  
          Schutzhund Club
          Pets for Disabled Americans
          Plum Perfect Airedales
          Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California
          Professional Stewards Association of Northern California
          Rialto Ritz
          Redwood Belgian Tervuren Fanciers
          Redwood Empire Mastiff Club, Inc.
          Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association
          Rembrandt Kennels
          Rip Curl Weight Pullers
          Riverside County Libertarian Party
          Sacramento Council of Dog Clubs
          Sacramento Sierra Norwegian Elkhound Club, Inc.
          Sacramento Valley Boxer Club
          Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association
          Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco
          Saluki Coursing Club
          Saluki Tree of Life Alliance
          San Angeles Saluki Club, Inc.
          San Diego Alaskan Malamute Rescue and Referral
          San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association
          San Diego Dog Fanciers
             San Diego Hunting Retriever Club 
          San Diego Pomeranian Club, Inc.
          San Diego Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
          Sand to Sea Non Sporting Association of Southern  
          California, Inc.
          San Francisco Bay Area Dog Judges Education Association
          San Francisco Bay Weimaraner Club (SFBWC)
          San Francisco Dog Training Club, Inc.
          San Francisco Revelers
          San Joaquin kennel Club, Inc.
          San Lorenzo Dog Training Club, Inc.
          San Luis Obispo Kennel Club


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 28

          Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
          Santa Clara Dog Training Club, Inc.
          Santa Clara Valley Cat Fanciers, Inc.,
          Santa Clara Valley Kennel Club
          Save Our Dogs
          Schafer Farms
          Schipperke Club of Southern California
          Scott Valley Veterinary Clinic
          Sealyham Terrier Club of Southern California
          Shasta Kennel Club
          Shasta Valley Veterinary
          Shamrock Siberians
          Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern California, Inc.
          Shetland Sheepdog Rescue
          Show and Sport
          Siberian Husky Rescue
          Sierra-Nevada Dog Drivers, Inc.
          Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc.
          Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club, Inc.
          Skansen Kennel
          SMOG Queen
          Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis
          Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern California
          Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Southern California
          Somis Schutzhund Club
          South Bay Kennel Club
          South Coast Jack Russell Terrier Club, Inc.
          Southern California BARF
          Southern California Bouvier des Flandres Club
          Southern California Dog Obedience Council
          Southern California Rescue Corporation
          Southwest Collie Rescue, Inc.
          Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego, Inc.
          Sporting Dog Council of San Diego
          St. Louis Veterinary Clinic
          Stockdale Staffordshire Terriers
          Tally Ho Dawg Walkin' Club
          Tehachapi Valley Sighthound Association
          Tepe Gawra Salukis
          The Alaskan Malamute Club of America
          The Animal Council
          The Atlanta Obedience Club, Inc.
          The Augusta Kennel Club, Inc.
          The Cat Franciers' Association, Inc.
          The Coursing Conservancy


           AB 1634 -- 7/3/07 -- Page 29

          The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          The Dogwood Rottweiler Club of Metro Atlanta
          The English Shepard Club
          The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.
          The Northern California Afghan Hound Club, Inc.
          The Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers
          The Northern California Keeshond Club
          The Poodle Club of Northern California
          The Sacramento Valley Collie Club, Inc.
          The San Joaquin Kennel Club
          The Saluki Club of America, Inc.
          The Standard Schnauzer Club of Southern California
          The Westminster Kennel Club
          T'ien Shan Pugs
          Timaru Salukis
          Tonkinese Breed Association
          Toy Dog Fanciers of North San Diego County
          Two Cities Kennel Club
          Ups N Downs Agility Club
          Urthomolecular Specialties
          Varsity Kennels 
          Western Borzoi Coursing Club
          Western Hound Association of Southern California
          Whippet Rescue and Placement (WRAP)
          Windsock Bassets
          Windsor Oaks Veterinary Clinic
          Wine Country Kennel Club 
          Wisdom's Gate Norfolk Terriers
          Witchbrooke Irish Setters
          Woodland Chow Chows
          Woodland Veterinary Hospital
          Yorba Regional Animal Hospital
          Yorkshire Terrier Club of Northern California
          Yorkshire Terrier Club of Los Angeles, Inc.
          Zipmarc Working Retrievers