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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 1634
          Author:   Levine (D)
          Amended:  6/18/08 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE  :  3-2, 6/25/08
          AYES:  Negrete McLeod, Kehoe, Machado
          NOES:  Cox, Harman

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  Senate Rule 28.8

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  41-38, 6/6/07 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    Dogs and cats:  nonspayed or unneutered:  civil  

           SOURCE  :     California Animal Control Association
                      City of Los Angeles 
                      Social Compassion in Legislation

           DIGEST  :    This bill increases existing fines for nonspayed  
          or unneutered dogs and cats, as specified.  The bill also  
          requires the owner of a nonspayed or unneutered dog or cat  
          that is the subject of a complaint may be cited and pay a  
          civil penalty in addition to any other fine, fee, or  

           ANALYSIS  :    State law requires animal control agencies and  
          shelters to spay or neuter the dogs and cats that they sell  
          or give away.  For dogs and cats that are injured or too  


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          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 neutered dogs and cats  
          that are impounded:

          1.First occurrence:  $35.

          2.Second occurrence:  $50.

          3.Third and subsequent occurrences:  $100.

          The funds must be spent for humane education, spaying and  
          neutering, and administrative costs (AB 1856 [Vincent],  
          Chapter 747, Statutes of 1998 and SB 1301 [Vincent],  
          Chapter 253, Statutes of 2004).

          The Legislature has declared that the overpopulation of  
          dogs and cats is "a problem of great public concern,"  
          noting that overpopulation causes public health problems,  
          affecting local animal control departments, and results in  
          euthanizing too many cats and dogs (AB 1856 [Vincent],  
          Chapter 747, Statutes of 1998).

          Local animal shelters must care for stray and impounded  
          dogs and cats for six days before euthanizing them (SB 1785  
          [Hayden], Chapter 752, Statutes of 1998).  In 2008-09,  
          local governments claimed about $23 million for the costs  
          of this state mandated local program.  The Department of  
          Public Health (DPH) tracks local shelter statistics by  
          requiring local officials to report rabies cases.

          Officials regulate dogs and cats 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.  However, local officials can  
          adopt breed-specific ordinances for their mandatory spay or  
          neuter programs and breeding requirements (SB 861 [Speier],  
          Chapter 668, Statutes of 2005).

          This bill provides that the owner of a nonspayed or  


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          unneutered dog or cat that is the subject of a complaint  
          may be cited and pay a civil penalty in addition to any  
          other fine, fee, or penalty.

          For dogs, the bill specifies these civil penalties:

          1.First occurrence:  $50.

          2.Second occurrence for the same dog:  $100.

          3.Third occurrence for the same dog:  mandatory spaying or  
            neutering, with the owner paying for the procedure's  

          For cats, the bill specifies these civil penalties:

          1.First occurrence:  $50.

          2.Second occurrence for the same cat:  mandatory spaying or  
            neutering, with the owner paying for the procedure's  

          When issuing a citation, the local animal control agency  
          must give the animal's owner information about the  
          availability of spaying and neutering services.  The owner  
          must pay the civil penalty within 30 business days.  The  
          local animal control agency must waive the penalty if,  
          within 14 days, the animal's owner presents proof from a  
          veterinarian that the animal was spayed or neutered.

          This bill defines a "complaint" as an oral or written  
          complaint to the local animal control agency that the dog  
          or cat or its owner has violated state laws relating to  
          dogs or cats, or any local animal control ordinance.  A  
          "complaint" also includes the observation by an employee or  
          officer of a local animal control agency of behavior by a  
          dog or cat or by its owner that violates those state laws  
          or local ordinances.  "Complaint" does not include  
          excessive noise by dogs or cats, and does not include  
          excessive dog barking.

          This bill allows local officials to adopt more restrictive  
          ordinances or penalties.


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          For the owners of impounded nonspayed or unneutered dogs,  
          this bill increases the existing fines from $35 to $50 on  
          the first occurrence, from $50 to $100 on the second  
          occurrence, and from $100 to mandatory spaying or neutering  
          on the third occurrence.  For the owners of impounded  
          nonspayed or unneutered cats, the bill increases the  
          existing fines from $35 to $50 on the first occurrence, and  
          from $50 to mandatory spaying or neutering on the second  

          The bill declares that this provision modifies the payment  
          methodology, but does not suspend the state mandated local  


           Tacking the problems caused by dog and cat overpopulation  
          requires the combined efforts of animal owners, pet  
          breeders, veterinarians, private organizations, local  
          officials, and state leaders.  Many owners and breeders  
          already control the number and sizes of their animals'  
          litters.  Many veterinarians contribute their services to  
          free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.  Private  
          organizations actively educate the public about  
          overpopulation problems and 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.  This bill confronts the problem of dog and  
          cat overpopulation by building on the 1998 law that  
          requires the owners of impounded animals to pay fines if  
          their pets aren't spayed or neutered.  This bill  
          complements that 10-year old law by imposing civil  
          penalties on owners whose animals' behavior generates  
           Owning and caring for dogs and cats 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 dogs and cats.  Although many  
          owners acknowledge the public health and public finance  
          problems caused by unregulated pet overpopulation, they  


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          oppose government requirements 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.  This bill  
          offers local officials the state law they need to focus  
          attention on the dogs and cat that don't behave.

          For at least 50 years, the State of California has required  
          local health departments to submit regular reports on cases  
          of rabies among animals.  The Veterinary Public Health  
          Section of DPH collects these data into statewide reports.   
          The state's reporting forms are so detailed that state  
          officials can track the population of dogs and cats in  
          local animal shelters.  However, the results are reliable  
          only if all counties report on time.  To improve data  
          collection, this bill postpones paying local officials for  
          their costs of the state mandated longer shelter stays  
          until county health officials comply with the long-standing  
          reporting requirement.  With better data, the public can  
          track the effectiveness of this bill.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  Yes

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/5/08)

          California Animal Control Directors Association (co-source)
          City of Los Angeles (co-source) 
          Social Compassion in Legislation (co-source)
          4Paws Pet Rescue - Fairfield
          911 Vets/Home Pet Medical - Los Angeles 
          A Dog's Life Rescue - Los Angeles
          A Home for Every Living Pet - Los Angeles
          A Leg Up Rescue - Windsor
          A New Hope Animal Foundation - Placer County
          A Wish for Animals - Laguna Niguel
          Ace of Hearts - Los Angeles
          Actors and Others for Animals - Los Angeles
          Adopt-A-Chow - Marina del Rey
          AFSCME Local 101 - San Jose
          Ali's Animail - Woodland Hills
          All Creatures Caring Society - Marin


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          All Creatures Great & Small Animal Rescue - Hollister
          All Vegan - San Diego
          All-is-On Promotions - Woodland Hills
          Alpha Canine Sanctuary - Bakersfield 
          American Tortoise Rescue - Malibu
          Ames Cat Network - Mountain View
          Amsale Gessesse Foundation
          Angel Dogs Rescue - Newhall
          Animal Acres - Acton
          Animal Advocates  - Harbor City
          Animal Advocates SPCA - Los Angeles
          Animal Alliance - Beverly Hills
          Animal Assistance League of Orange County
          Animal Avengers - Los Angeles
          Animal Birth Control Assistance, Inc. - Sunnyvale
          Animal Content in Entertainment - Encino
          Animal Friends Rescue Project - Pacific Grove
          Animal Kind Rescue - Pacific Grove
          Animal Kingdom Welfare
          Animal Legal Defense Fund
          Animal Lovers of South Bay - San Pedro
          Animal Match Rescue Team - Long Beach 
          Animal Network of Orange County - Newport Beach
          Animal Place - Vacaville
          Animal Protection Institute
          Animal Rescue League - Elk Grove
          Animal Rescue of Fresno
          Animal Rescue Volunteers Inc. - Simi Valley
          Animal Rescue, Media & Education - Studio City
          Animal Rules Placement Foundation
          Animal Samaritans SPCA - Riverside/Thousand Palms 
          Animal Shelter Adoption Partners, Inc - Arroyo Grande
          Animal Shelter Assistance Program - Goleta
          Animal Switchboard - San Francisco
          Animal Welfare Association - Carmel
          Animal Welfare Committee - Studio City
          Animals Anonymous - Los Angeles
          Animals, People and Environment - Whittier
          Animals, People, and Environment - Whittier
          AnimalSavers - Sacramento
          Another Chance Animal Welfare League - Millville Auburn  
          Area Animal Rescue Foundation
          Antelope Valley Dalmatian Rescue - Lancaster
          Arena Fitness - Encino


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          Arfriend - West Hollywood
          Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
          Baja Animal Sanctuary - San Diego
          Bakersfield SPCA
          Baldwin Park Chamber of Commerce
          Baldwin Park Police Association
          Banfield, The Pet Hospital - Tracy
          Bardwell's Boneyard - Alhambra
          Bark Avenue Foundation - Los Angeles
          Barstow Humane Society
          Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls
          Beagles and Buddies - El Monte
          Bear Mountain Dog Rescue - San Bernardino
          Benevolent Animal Rescue Community - Riverside, Hemet,  San  
          Best Friends Society
          Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital - Sherman Oaks 
          Beynon Creative Communications - Sherman Oaks
          Bichon FurKids Rescue - La Costa
          Bill Foundation - Beverly Hills
          Blanca Estela Rubio, Vice-President, Baldwin Park Unified  
          School District
          Bless the Beasts Rescue - Humboldt
          Bones - Humboldt/Mendocino
          Boston Buddies - Redondo Beach
          Bostons by the Bay Rescue - Mountain View
          Boxer Rescue - Chico
          Boxer Rescue - Los Angeles
          Boxer Rescue - Northern California
          Boxer Rescue - Orange County
          Boxer Rescue Fund 
          Bumper Foundation - Pasadena
          Bunny Bunch - Chino
          B-Wood-Dogs - Brentwood
          C.A.R.E.S. (California Animal Rescue) - Palmdale
          California Federation for Animal Legislation - Sacramento
          California Feline Foundation & Valley Animal Center -  
          California Lobby for Animal Welfare - Santa Ana
          California Underdog Rescue & Education - Armona
          California Wildlife Center - Calabasas
          CaliMax - Inglewood
          Campos Painting - Palmdale
          Canine Adoption & Rescue League - Santa Paula


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          Canine Adoption & Rescue League - Ventura
          Canine Canyon Ranch Dog Rescue - Tehachapi
          Canine Crusaders - Redondo Beach
          Canine Retreat - Chico
          CARTUS - Mission Viejo
          Cat Adoption Service - San Diego
          Cat Care Foundation - Huntington Beach
          Cat Cause Foundation - Orange County
          Cat Connection - Sherman Oaks
          Cat Crossing - Winnetka
          Cat House on the Kings Rescue - Parlier
          Cat/Canine Assistance Referral & Education - Sherman Oaks
          Catalyst for Cats- Santa Barbara
          Catherine Fund
          Cats at the Studio, Inc.
          Cecilia Simi Designs - Alameda
          Center for Animal Protection and Education - Santa Cruz
          Central California SPCA - Fresno
          Central Valley Coalition for Animals - Clovis
          Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation
          Chateau DuMeow - Carmel Valley
          Chico Boxer Rescue
          Chihuahua Haven Rescue - Corona
          Chihuahua Rescue, Inc. - Beverly Hills
          Chula Bella Dogs - Los Angeles
          Cities of Alameda, Baldwin Park, Del Mar, Desert Hot  
            Springs, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Madera, Oakland, Palm  
            Desert, Pomona, Solvang, South Pasadena, West Hollywood,  
            and Yucaipa
          Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles 
          City Attorney Mike Aguirre, San Diego
          City Council Member Anne M. Bayer - Downey
          City Council Member Brian Calhoun, Ph.D - Fresno
          City Council Member Clem Lee - Stockton
          City Council Member Das Williams - Santa Barbara
          City Council Member Dennis Zine - Los Angeles
          City Council Member Greig Smith, Los Angeles
          City Council Member Herb J. Wesson, Jr. - Los Angeles
          City Council Member Jan Perry - Los Angeles
          City Council Member John Noguez - Huntington Park
          City Council Member Jose Huizar - Los Angeles
          City Council Member Maggie Houlihan - Encinitas
          City Council Member Mario Beltran - Bell Gardens
          City Council Member Richard Alarcon - Los Angeles


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          City Council Member Stephanie Gomes - Vallejo
          City Council Member Steve J. Bestolarides - Stockton
          City Council Member Susan Eggman - Stockton
          City Council Member Tonia Reyes Uranga - Long Beach
          City Council Member Tony Cardenas - Los Angeles
          City Council Member Val Lerch - Long Beach
          City Council President Eric Garcetti - Los Angeles
          City Council President Henry T. Perea - Fresno
          City of Angels Dog Rescue
          City of Beverly Hills Police Department
          City of Burbank Police Department
          City of Capitola Police Department
          City of Clovis Animal Services
          City of Culver City Police Department
          City of El Segundo Police Department
          City of Elk Grove Animal Services
          City of Eureka Police Department
          City of Fremont Police Department, Animal Services Unit 
          City of Irwindale Police Department
          City of Lathrop Animal Services
          City of Los Angeles Animal Services
          City of Los Angeles Police Department
          City of Montebello Police Department
          City of Pomona Police Department
          City of Rialto Fire Department
          City of Rialto Police Department
          City of Richmond Police Department
          City of Sacramento Animal Care and Services
          City of San Bernardino Animal Control
          City of San Bernardino Fire Department
          City of San Fernando Police Department
          City of San Jose Animal Care and Services
          City of South Pasadena Animal Commission
          City of South Pasadena Police Department
          City of South Pasadena Public Safety Commission
          City of Stockton Police Department
          City of Stockton, Animal Control
          City of Torrance Animal Control Unit
          City of Torrance Police Department
          City of Turlock Animal Control
          Clovis Pet Adoption Center
          Coalition for Cats and Dogs - Stanislaus County
          Coalition for Pets & Public Safety - Los Angeles
          Coast Dermatology Medical Associates - Torrance


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          Colette Studio - Berkeley
          Collie Love - Los Angeles
          Commonwealth Action - Venice
          Community Animal Network - Newport Beach
          Community Animal Network - Newport Beach
          Companion Animal Foundation - Arcata
          Companion Animal Rescue Effort - Campbell/San Jose
          Companion for Animals - Humboldt
          Compassion in Action Club - Newport Beach
          Concerned People for Animals - Camarillo
          Connell Auto Center - Oakland
          Contra Costa Humane Society - Pleasant Hill
          Countryside Rescue - Santa Rosa
          County of Contra Costa Animal Services
          County of Madera Department of Animal Control
          County of Riverside Department of Animal Services
          County of San Bernardino Animal Care and Control 
          County of Santa Clara
          County of Stanislaus Animal Services
          Critter Companions - Lomita
          Critter Crossings - Fallbrook
 - Los Angeles
          Custom Canine Quilts - Lake Elizabeth 
          Dachshund Rescue
          Daisy's Delights Gourmet Pet Treats - Los Angeles
          Dana Point / San Clemente Animal Rescue
          Dance Garden - Atwater Village
          Danny Goldman Casting
          Dawnwatch - Los Angeles
          Death Row Dogs Rescue - Van Nuys
          Deborah's Rescues and Fosters - Poway
          Dedicated Animal Welfare Group - Mission Viejo
          Delta Humane Society & SPCA - Stockton
          Denson & Denson Design Association - Agoura Hills
          Diamonds in the Ruff, Inc. - West Los Angeles
          Diana Theater Studio - Los Angeles
          Directors of Animal Welfare, County of Los Angeles - Studio  
           City, lendale, West Van Nuys, Van Nuys, and Sherman Oaks
          Dog Adoption and Welfare Group - Santa Barbara
          Dog Land Spay & Neuter Hotline - Los Angeles
          Dog Psychology Center of Los Angeles
          Dog Squad Rescue - Carlsbad
          Doris Day Animal League 
          Downtown Dog Rescue - Los Angeles


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          East Bay Animal Advocates - Martinez
          East Bay SPCA - Oakland
          East of Eden Canine Rescue - San Francisco
          East Valley Veterinary Clinic
          Eastern Madera County SPCA
          Echo Park Animal Alliance - Los Angeles
          Ed Prieto, Yolo County Sheriff - Coroner
          Elizabeth Dinkel Design Associates - West Hollywood
          ElJudy Chu, Vice-Chair, State Board of Equalization
          Emmie's Animal Rescue - Fresno
          Eric Sakach, Faculty Member, California Law Enforcement  
           Training Academy - Sacramento
          Erika Brunson Design Associates - Los Angeles
          Feline Foundation/Valley Animal Center
          Feline Network of the Central Coast - San Luis Obispo
          Feral Cat Alliance - Los Angeles
          Feral Cat Coalition - San Diego
          Field Haven Feline Rescue - Lincoln
          Fight for Animal Rights - Los Altos
          Forsyth Steel Co., Inc. - Santa Ana
          Forte Animal Rescue - Marina del Rey
          Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals - Spring Valley
          Four Legged Friends Foundation - Los Angeles
          Fox Companion Care Mobile Vet Clinic - West Hollywood
          Fox Feral Friends - Los Angeles 
          Friends For Life Animal Rescue, Inc.- Humboldt/Eureka
          Friends of Auburn/Tahoe Vista Placer County Animal Shelter
          Friends of Cats - El Cajon
          Friends of Fred
          Friends of Long Beach Animals
          Friends of Madera Animal Shelter
          Friends of the Watsonville Animal Shelter
          Furry Friends Rescue - Fremont
          Garberville Thrift Shop
          Garfield Pet Alliance - Venice
          Garfield Pet Alliance - Venice
          Garrett Interiors - Westlake Village
          German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue - Browns Valley
          Give a Dog a Home - Bellflower
          Glendale Humane Society
          Golden State Greyhound Adoption - Walnut Creek
          Golden State Humane Society - Garden Grove
          Good Scents! Dog Training - San Fernando Valley
          Got Boxers? - Venice


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          Great Dane Rescue of Northern California - San Jose
          Greenspan Artists Management - Los Angeles
          Greyfoot Cat Rescue -Ventura
          Greyhound Adoption Center - Sanger
          Guide Dog Users, Inc.
          H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation - Fresno
          Happy Tails Sanctuary - Sacramento
          HarpSeals.Org - Santa Monica
          Hearts for Hounds Dog Rescue - Long Beach
          Heaven on Earth Society for Animals - Van Nuys
          Hebivore Magazine
          Helping Out Pets Everyday - Upland
          Herald Publications
          High Desert Angels for Animals - Palmdale
          HMB Catworks - Penn Valley
          Home for Every Living Pet
          Homeless Animal Rescue Team - San Luis Obispo
          Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles
          Hopalong &  Second Chance Animal Rescue - Oakland
          Housing Choices Coalition - Watsonville
          HSUS Hollywood, Producers, The Genesis Awards
          Hug A Dog Animal Rescue - Palm Springs
          Humane America Animal Foundation
          Humane Education Network
          Humane Society & SPCA of Sonoma County
          Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley
          Humane Society of the United States
          Husky Rescue - Los Angeles
          In Defense of Animals
          Independence Alliance - Woodland Hills
          Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA
          Inscape Design and Care - Los Angeles
                                                                            International Fund for Animal Welfare
          Irvine Animal Care Center
          Irvine Animal Care Center
          It's a Grind, Inc. - Statewide (30-40 locations), CA-based
          It's the Pits Canine Rescue - San Diego
          Jacqueline Green Public Relations Inc - Los Angeles
          Joe A. Gonsalves & Son - Sacramento
          John Calley Productions - Culver City
          Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do - Los Angeles
          K-9 Connection - Santa Monica
          K-9 Pals at the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter
          K-9 Placement and Assistance League - Santa Barbara


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          K-9 Rescue
          Karma Rescue - Santa Monica
          Katie Mack Real Estate - Gold River
          Kellen Rescue - Oakhurst
          Keller Williams Realty - Los Angeles
          Kessler & Schneider - Encino
          Kinder4Rescue - San Fernando Valley
          Kings SPCA - Hanford
          KIOSK - Los Angeles
          Kitten Rescue - West Hills
          KrazyforKats Rescue - Los Angeles
          Kris Kelly Foundation - Los Angeles
          Lacey's Senior Boxer Rescue - Laguna Hills
          Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA
          Lange Foundation - Los Angeles
          LAPCATS Rescue of Sacramento
 - Los Angeles
          Last Chance for Animals
          League for Earth & Animal Protection - Studio City
          League of Humane Voters - California Chapter
          Lhasa Happy Homes - Santa Monica
          Life 4 Paws - San Fernando Valley
          Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation - Toluca Lake
          Linda Williamson, General Contractor - Palm Springs
          Little Angels Pug Rescue - La Crescenta
          Little Company of Mary San Pedro
          Little Film Company - Studio City
          Little John Rug Rats - Laguna Nigel
          Little John Rug Rats - Laguna Niguel
          Lohr Insurance Agency - Manhattan Beach
          Long Beach Spay & Neuter Foundation
          Love of Animals Inc - Visalia
          Love Thy Dog - Beverly Hills
          Lyons Perea Chihuahuas - Simi Valley
          Ma Snak Superior Treats - Sonoma
          MacDonalds Trust - Santa Monica
          MacDonalds Trust - Santa Monica
          Madera Veterinary Center, Inc
          Maine Coon Adoptions - San Jose
          Many Little Cats Inc. Feline Rescue & Adoption - Santa Cruz
          Marin Humane Society
          Marley's Pit Stop Rescue - Hollywood
          MaryJo and Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation
          Matchmaker & Adoption Center


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          Matilija Canyon Wildlife Refuge - Ojai
          Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles
          Mayor Blanca M. Figueroa, City of South El Monte
          Mayor G. Dana Hobart, City of Rancho Mirage
          Mayor Grace Vargas, City of Rialto
          Mayor H. Manuel Ortiz, City of Irwindale
          Mayor Harmony Groves, City of Arcata
          Mayor Jimmy Delshad, City of Beverly Hills
          Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid, City of Montebello
          Mayor Patrick J. Morris, City of San Bernardino
          Mayor Paul M. Eaton, City of Montclair
          Mayor Pro Tem Winifred Hanson, City of Rialto
          Mayor Pro Tempore Pedro Aceituno, City of Bell Gardens
          Mayor Rick Ramirez, City of Norwalk
          Mercy for Animals
          Michael F. Dillon & Associates, Inc. - Sacramento
          Mike Lorrig Photography - West Hollywood
          Milo Foundation - Berkeley
          Miniature Schnauzers & Friends Rescue - Torrance
          Mink Shoes - Los Angeles
          Miracle Dog Rescuers - San Diego
          Miranda's Animal Rescue - Fortuna
          Miss Kitty's Rescue - Newport Beach
          Missing Pet Partnership - Clovis
          Missing Pet Partnership - Clovis
          Modernica, Inc. - Los Angeles
          Molly Inspires Foundation - Santa Barbara
          Molly's Mutts & Meows - Los Angeles
          Much Love Animal Rescue - Los Angeles
          Napa Humane (Society)
          National Cat Protection
          Nature Network, Inc. - West Los Angeles
          Network of Humane Organizations
          New Beginnings for Animals - Mission Viejo & Aliso Viejo
          New Hope for Animals, Inc. - Los Angeles
          New Leash on Life - Woodland Hills
          NewDawn Dog Rescue - Grass Valley
          No Voice Unheard - Santa Cruz
          Noah's Bark - Manhattan Beach
          NoHo Alliance for Animals - North Hollywood
          NorCal Aussie Rescue - Sacramento
          NorCal Boxer Rescue - Davis
          North County Humane Society - Atascadero
          North Star Pet Assistance - Victorville


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          NorthCoast Animal Welfare Advocacy Center - Eureka
          NorthCoast - McKinleyville
          Northern California Sled Dog Rescue - Vallejo
          One Dog at a Time - Los Angeles
          Open Arms Network
          Orange County Boxer Rescue
          Orange County People for Animals
          Orange County People for Animals - Yorba Linda
          Orange County SPCA
          Orphan Pet Oasis/Humane Society of the Desert - Riverside  
           County/Palm Springs
          Pacific Coast Dog Rescue - Burbank
          Pacific Pooch - Laguna Beach
          PAL Adoption League - Grass Valley
          PAL Humane Society -Victorville
          PAL Rescue and Adoptions, Inc. - El Segundo
          Palo Alto Humane Society
          Pamela A. Hogan, Inc. - Santa Monica
          Pam's People Pals - West Los Angeles
          Panzar, Inc.
          Pariah Film & Television - Los Angeles
          Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
          Passion for Paws Rescue - La Jolla
          Paw Project - Santa Monica
          PAWED (People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County)  -  
          Shingle Springs   
          PAWS - Humboldt/Mendocino
          PAWS - San Diego County, Inc.
          Paws and Claws Vet Hospital - West Hills
          Pawsitive Reaction Dog Training - Los Angeles
          PD Production Line Design - Venice
 - Los Angeles
          Pei People Shar-Pei Rescue - Bakersfield
          People and Cats Together - Redondo Beach
          Pet Adoption Fund - Canoga Park
          Pet Adoption League - Grass Valley, CA
          Pet Assistance Foundation - San Diego, Orange County, Los  
           Angeles County, Antelope Valley, Inland Empire, San  
           Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley,  
           San Pedro
          Pet Care Foundation - Beverly Hills
          Pet Orphans of Southern California - Van Nuys
          Pet Overpopulation Coalition, Inc. - San Bernardino and  
          Riverside Counties


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          Pet Project Foundation - San Clemente
          Pet Rescue of Unwanted Dogs - Kingsburg
 National Pet Adoption
          Peter Zippi Fund for Animals - Hermosa Beach
          Pets 90210 - Beverly Hills
          PetSave Foundation - San Pedro
          Pickett's Pets - Santa Monica
          Piercy Animal Welfare Sanctuary - Piercy
          Pit Bull Rescue - San Diego
          Placer SPCA - Roseville
          Platinum Public Relations - Manhattan Beach
          Pooch Potty
          Poodle Rescue - Beverly Hills
          Pooses & Pups Rescue - Marina del Rey
          Progressive Animal Welfare Society
          Project Purr Feral Cat Advocate Organization - Santa Cruz
          ProtectRWildlife - Palmdale
          Pryor's Planet - Encino
          Pug Rescue of Fresno
          Purple Cat Thrift Store, Del Norte
          Purrfect Partners Cat Rescue & Adoption Group - Clovis
          Purrfect Solutions Feline Rescue - Sherman Oaks
          Quartz Hills Dog Lovers - Quartz Hill
          Rabbit Haven - Scotts Valley
          Ragazzi Vegan
          Redwood Humane Society - Humboldt
          Rescue & Humane Alliance - Los Angeles (65 organizations)
          Rescue Alliance of Hairless and Other Breeds
          Rescue House - Encinatas
          Rescue Me, Inc
          Rescue Relief - Newport Beach
          Rescue Train - Studio City
          Rescuers for a Change, Inc. - Mojave
          Reseda Neighborhood Council
          Responsible Humane Force - Alisa Viejo
          Responsible Humane Force - Aliso Viejo
          Resqcats - Santa Barbara
          Reva Foundation - Santa Monica
          Rhonda's Miniature Schnauzer Rescue - Downey
          Ring of Fire Enterprises - Ben Lomond
          Rivendel Animal Sanctuary - Agua Dulce
          River City Cat Rescue - Sacramento
          Robert T. Denton General Contractor - Berkeley
          Robin and Friends Rescue - Woodland Hills


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          Rocket Dog Rescue - San Francisco
          Rover Rescue - Redondo Beach
          Roy Dunlap Spay/Neuter Foundation
          Ruff Riders Animal Rescue - Glendale
          Sacramento Area Animal Coalition
          Sacramento SPCA
          Sammie's Friends
          San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter
          San Diego Animal Advocates
          San Diego House Rabbit Society & Shelter - Poway
          San Diego Special Needs Rescue
          San Gabriel 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 Barbara Humane Legislation Network
          Santa Cruz SPCA
          Santa Monica Boxer Rescue
          Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society - Buellton
          Sara Ford Foundation Rescue Group - San Diego/No. County
          Sauthier, Steele & Associates - Encino
          Save a Dog Today Adoption Center  - Lakehead
          Save A Pet Club - Irvine
          Save Our Strays
          Saving Grace
          Second Chance at Love Humane Society - San Luis Obispo 
          Second Chance Canine Rescue - Newport Beach
          Second Chance Dog Rescue, Inc. - Acton
          Seeds for Change Humane Education - San Diego
          SEIU California State Council
          SEIU Local 721 - Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and  
          Ventura Counties
          Senior Citizens for Humane Legislation and Education -  
          Sherman Oaks
          Senior Dogs Project - Carmel
          Senior Special Needs Animal Assistance Project - San Diego  
          County and Orange County
          Sequoia Humane Society - Humboldt
          Sergeant Marty Shirey, Santa Ana Police Canine Unit
          Shelter Animals of Los Angeles Foundation
          Shelter Animals of Los Angeles Rescue
          Shelter Pet Alliance - Oakdale
          Shelter Pet Partners - Ramona


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 - Bell
          Shigetomi-Pratt Architects - Los Angeles
          Sierra Cares - Oakhurst
          Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
          Silicon Valley Humane Society
          Sisters Animal Sanctuary - Elk Grove
          Small Dog Placement Program - Corona
          Small Paws Rescue - Bakersfield
          Small Time Rescue - Pasadena
          Social Compassion - Laguna Beach
          Sounds of Silent Spirits Rescue & Sanctuary - Lucerne  
          South Central Stray Rescue Foundation - Los Angeles
          South County Animal Shelter Coalition - Aliso Viejo, Lake  
           Forest, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita 
          Southeast Animal Control Authority - Downey
          Southeast Animal Control Authority Board of Commissioners 
          Southeast Animal Control Authority Employees Association
          Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue - Palmdale
          Southern California Siamese Rescue - El Cajon
          Southern California University People for Animal Welfare
          Southland Collie Rescue, Inc. - Gardena
          Southland Collie Rescue, Inc. - Riverside
          Southland Sheltie Rescue - San Diego
          Sparky & the Gang - Los Angeles & Orange County
          Spay and Neuter Intermountain Pets and Pet Placement -  
          Spay Neuter Action Program - Oceanside
          Spay Neuter Action Project - San Diego
          SPCA International
          SPCA LA - Los Angeles
          SPCA of Monterey Country
          Stacey L. Caha, Chief Animal Control Officer, City of  
           Madera Police Dept.
          Staged to Move - Sacramento
          STAND Foundation - Sherman Oaks
          Starlight Stepping Stones Cat Rescue - Long Beach
          Steam Salon - Los Angeles
          Stonecliffe Animal Rescue - Lemoore
          Stray Cat Alliance - Los Angeles
          Streetsmarts Rescue - Hawthorne
          Studio Maglia - Studio City
          Surfer Dogs - Garden Grove
          T.E.A.M. (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) - Sacramento


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          Tahoe Dogs - Carnelian Bay
          Take Me Home - Santa Monica
          Tanya's, Inc. Rescue - Phelan
          Taxpayers for Responsible & Ethical Animal Treatment -  
          Teaching Everyone Animals Matter - Sacramento
          Tehachapi Humane Society
          Tehama Wild Care - Cottonwood
          The Officers Group - Beverly Hills Police Association
          Thumping Tails Rescue - Los Angeles
          Tichenor & Thorp Architects - Beverly Hills
          Tom Ramirez, Animal Control Supervisor, Stockton Police  
          TopCats on the Ridge Inc. - Paradise
          Town Cats - Morgan Hill
          Underdog Rescue - Lemoore
          United Animal Nations
          Valley Animal Center
          Valley Animal Center, Fresno
          Valley Lake Ranchos Animal Rescue - Madera
 - South Lake Tahoe
 - Los Angeles
          Villalobos Rescue Center, Inc. - Tia Torres, President
          Villas of Italy - Santa Monica
          Voice for a Viable Future
          Voice for the Animals - Santa Monica
          Voice for the Foundation - Santa Monica
          Voice Trax West - Studio City
          Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals - Lompoc
          Weil Public Relations - Sherman oaks
          West End Adoption Center - Ontario
          Westie Rescue - El Cajon
          Westside German Shepard Rescue - Los Angeles
          Whiskers & Tails Foundation - Rancho Palos Verdes
          White Dove Rescue - Thousand Oaks
          Whole Minds - Santa Monica
          Wildcare - San Rafael
          Winchester Retriever Club - Winchester
          Winogradsky Company - North Hollywood
          Wonder Dog Rescue - San Francisco
          Woody's House - Thousand Oaks
          Xaviar's Rescue, Inc. - Galt
          Xponent Phtonics, Inc. - Monrovia


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          Your Neighborhood Pet Clinic

           OPPOSITION  :    (Verified  8/6/08)

          Advanced Heating and Cooling
          Aintree Irish Setters
          Airedale Terrier Club of Americ
          American Border Collie Associati
          American Eskimo Dog Club of Amer
          American Herding Breed Associati
          American Kennel Club
          American Kennel Club, Canine Hea
          American Lhasa Apso Club
          American Polish Lowland Sheepdog
          American Rottweiler Club, Inc.
          American Saluki Association
          American Toy Fox Terrier Club
          American Working Farmcollie Asso
          Anatolian Shepherd Dogs Internat
          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
          Australian Cattle Dog Club of Am
          Australian Shepherd Club of Amer
          Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego
          Aztec Doberman Pinscher Rescue
          Bakersfield Obedience Training Club
          Barklands Manor Dog Obedience Training School
          Basenji Club of America, Inc.
          Basenji Club of Northern California, Inc.
          Basset Hound Club of America, In
          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 America, Inc.
          Bichon Frise Club of San Diego, Inc.


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          Bizint Solution, Inc.
          Block, Plant, Eisner, Fiorito, Belak-berger, An Accountancy
          Blossom Valley Beagle Club
          Blu Mountain Old English Sheepdogs
          Border Terrier Club of So. California,
          Borzoi Club of California
          Borzoi Club of Northern California

          Boxer Club of San Fernando Valley
          Briard Club of America Inc.
          Briard Club of America, Inc.
          Briard Club of California
          Briard Club of Northern California
          Brisline Airedales
          Bruhil Welsh Terriers
          Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network, Inc.
          Bulldog Club of Greater Seattle
          Bulldogs, Boston Terriers & Schipperkes
          Burlywood Collies
          Butte County Kennel Club, Inc.
          Cabrillo Kennel Club, Inc.
          Calico Ridge Rhodesian Ridgebacks
          California Airedale Terrier Club Incorporated
          California Cattlemen's Association
          California Central Valley Maltese Club
          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
          California Rescue Dog Association
          California Veterinarians Against AB1634
          California Veterinary Medical Association
          California, Inc.
          Camino Real Siberian Husky Club
          Camlin Portuguese Water Dogs
          Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc.
          Canaan Dog Rescue Network, Inc.
          Canine Specialized Search Team
          Cardigan Welch Corgi Club of America
          Cardigan Welch Corgi Club of So. California


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          Cedar Ridge Systems
          Central Coast Working Dogs
          Chair, Committee on Environment and Agriculture, New  
          Channel City Kennel Club
          Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, Inc.
          Chow Fanciers Association of Southern California
          Christine Daves Borstel Equine Art
          City of Angels Pomeranian Club
          City of Angels Silky Terrier Club
          City of Palo Alto
          Clumber Spaniel Charitable Rescue Trust
          Clumber Spaniel Club of America
          Collie Rescue Foundation, Inc.
          Columbine Dachshund Club
          Concerned Dog Owners of California
          Concerned Dog Owners of California
          Contra Costa County Kennel Club
          Corporation CPA
          County of Siskiyou
          County of Yuba
          Creeksyde Pointers and German Shorthaired Pointers
          D and D Dachs
          Dachshund Club of America
          Dachshund Club of California
          Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley, Inc.
          Dalmatian Club of America Foundation
          Dalmatian Club of Southern California
          Danish/Swedish Farmdog Club of America, Inc., Board of
          Darshan Enterprises
          Davis Dog Training Club, Inc.
          Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club Board of Directors Del  
          Arroyo 4-H Club
          Del Sur Kennel Club
          Der Hundesport Performance Klub
          DeSoto Non-Sporting Assortment Kennels
          Diggin' West Terriers
          Doberman Pinscher Club of America
          Doberman Pinscher Club of Northern California, Inc
          Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego
          Dog Obedience Club of Lee County
, Inc.
          Drifter's Roost Dachshunds


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          Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete
          Elkhorn Plaza Veterinary Clinic
          Encore Bichons Club
          Endangered Habitats League
          English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, Inc.
          English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, Inc.
          Euskaldun Great Pyrenees
          Fairwind German Shepherd Dogs Logistical Services
          Feline Friends International Club
          Flying Sun Farms
          Franciscan Silver and Golden Club
          Fur-Real Ragdolls
          German Shepard Dog Club of Los Angeles County, Inc.
          German Shepherd Dog Club of Long Beach, 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 Northern Sacramento
          German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Orange County
          German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Northern California
          Glen of IMAAL Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          Glen of IMAAL Terrier Club of 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
          Golden State Rottweiler Club
          Gordon Setter Club of America, Inc.
          Great Dane Club of California
          Great Pyrenees Club of America
          Greater Fort Myers Dog Club, Board of Directors
          Greater Fort Myers Dog Club, Inc.
          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
          Harrier Club of America, Inc.


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          Havanese Club of Southern California
          Helios Greyhounds
          HiJinx Boxers
          Hub Poodle Club of Orange County
          Huntington Greyhounds
          Irish Setter Club of America
          Irish Setter Club of Central California
          Irish Setter Club of San Diego
          Irish Setter Club of Southern California
          Jindo Dog Association of America
          Johnson Pet Products
          Jugendliebe Rottweilers
          Kennel Boy Video Productions, LLC
          Kennel Club of Pasadena
          Kennel Club of Riverside
          Kensington Veterinary Hospital
          Kingsbury Harriers
          Landesverband DVG America, Inc.
          Leonberger Rescue, Inc.
          Lhasa Apso Southern Rescue, Inc. (MS and TN states)
          Libertarian Party of California
          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
          Midogrescue Foundation, Inc. (CA and NY state)
          Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America
          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
          National Abyssinian Cat Rescue
          National American Pit Bull Terrier Association
          National American Shorthair Club, Inc.
          National Animal Interest Alliance
          National Animal Interest Alliance Trust


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          National English Shepard Rescue
          National Open Field Coursing Association
          National Pet Alliance
          New Day Development General Contractors and Developers
          New England Dog Training Club
          Newfoundland Club of America
          Newfoundland Club of Southern California
          Nicolas Studio Inc.
          NORCAL Golden Retriever Club
          Nor-Cal Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club
          Nor-Cal Toy Dog Fanciers
          North American Whippet Racing Association Norwegian  
                                                      Lundehund Association of America, Inc.
          Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers
          Northern California Brittany Club
          Northern California Bulldog Rescue
          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
          Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA)
          Obility, Agility
          O'Brogan Dalmatians
          Old English Sheepdog Club of America, Inc.
          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.
          Orthomolecular Specialties
          Outdoor Sportsmen's Coalition of California
          Oz Cocker Spaniels
          Pacific Coast Bulldog Club, Inc.
          Pacific Coast Working Dog Club
          Pacific Southwest Mastiff Club
          Palo Alto Foothills Tracking Association
          Papillon Club of America, Inc.


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          Papillon Club of Northern California
          Paws and Cues Dog Training
          Paws'itive Teams, Inc.
          Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America
          Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association, Inc.
          Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
          Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council Placer County
          Pets for Disabled Americans
          Pets for Disabled Americans
          Plum Perfect Airedales
          Portuguese Water Dog Club of Northern California
          Professional Stewards Association of Northern California
          Redwood Belgian Tervuren Fanciers
          Redwood Empire Mastiff Club, Inc.
          Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association
          Regional Council of Rural Counties
          Rembrandt Kennels
          Rialto Ritz
          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
          Saint Bernard Club of the Pacific Coast (SBCPC)
          Saints of the West Rescue
          Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco
          Saluki Coursing Club
          Saluki Tree of Life Alliance
          Samoyed Club of America
          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
          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


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          Sand to Sea Non Sporting Association of Southern
          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
          Schutzhund Club
          Scott Valley Veterinary Clinic
          Scottish Deerhound Club of America
          Sealyham Terrier Club of Southern California
          Shamrock Siberians
          Shasta Kennel Club
          Shasta Valley Veterinary
          Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northern California, Inc.
          Shetland Sheepdog Rescue
          Shoreline Dog Franciers Association of Orange County
          Show and Sport
          Siberian Husky Club of America Inc
          Siberian Husky Rescue
          Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club of Los Angeles Co.
          Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc.
          Sierra-Nevada Dog Drivers, Inc.
          Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club, Inc.
          Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture
          Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department
          Skansen Kennel
          Skye Terrier Club of America
          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 Alaskan Malamute Club, Inc.
          Southern California BARF
          Southern California Bouvier des Flandres Club
          Southern California Dog Obedience Council
          Southern California Rescue Corporation
          Southwest Collie Rescue, Inc.
          Southwest Salukis


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          Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego, Inc.
          Sporting Dog Council of San Diego
          Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance
          St. Louis Veterinary Clinic
          Standard Schnauzer Club of America, Inc.
          Stockdale Staffordshire Terriers
          Tally Ho Dawg Walkin' Club
          Tehachapi Valley Sighthound Association
          Tepe Gawra Salukis
          The Alaskan Malamute Club of America
          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 Animal Council
          The Atlanta Obedience Club, Inc.
          The Augusta Kennel Club, Inc.
          The Border Terrier Club of America
          The Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
          The Bulldog Club of America Charitable Fund, Inc.
          The Bulldog Club of America, Inc.
          The California Sportsman Lobby, Inc.
          The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
          The Cat Franciers' Association, Inc.
          The Collie Club of America, Inc.
          The Coursing Conservancy
          The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          The Dogwood Rottweiler Club of Metro Atlanta
          The English Shepard Club
          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 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 Otter Hound Club of America
          The Poodle Club of America
          The Poodle Club of Northern California


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          The Sacramento Valley Collie Club, Inc.
          The Salt Lake Doberman Pinscher Club
          The Saluki Club of America, Inc.
          The Saluki Club of America, Inc.
          The San Joaquin Kennel Club
          The Scottish Terrier Club of California
          The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America
          The Standard Schnauzer Club of Southern California
          The United States Police Canine Association, Inc.
          The West Highland Club of 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
          U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
          United Schutzhund Clubs of America
          United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc.
          Ups N Downs Agility Club
          Urthomolecular Specialties
          Utah Doberman Rescue
          Varsity Kennels
          Weimaraner Club of America, Inc.
          Welsh Terrier Club of America, Inc.
          West Highland White Terrier Club of California
          Western Borzoi Coursing Club
          Western Hound Association of Southern California
          Western Rottweiler Owners
          Western States Police Canine Association
          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
          Working Riesenschnauzer Federation
          Yorba Regional Animal Hospital
          Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, Inc.


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          Yorkshire Terrier Club of Los Angeles, Inc.
          Yorkshire Terrier Club of Northern California
          Zipmarc Working Retrievers

          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    According to California Taxpayers  
          for Safe and Healthy Pets, "Roaming animals create untold  
          numbers of accidental pregnancies.  According to the  
          Department of Public Health, over 800,000 dogs and cats are  
          abandoned annually in our state; this costs taxpayers over  
          $250 million each year.  Over half of these pets, 400,000  
          them, are not adopted and thus are euthanized at taxpayer  
          expense.  Unaltered dogs are three times more likely to  
          bite, and almost 40,000 people in California are attacked  
          and bitten by dogs and cats each year. Children are the  
          most common victims.

          "AB 1634 is a common sense tool that allows law enforcement  
          to target roaming animals, prevent unplanned animal litters  
          and reduce animal attacks.  The law requires the owner of a  
          nonspayed or unneutered dog or cat to be cited for being  
          intact, if the animal is the subject of a valid complaint  
          indicating that the owner has violated state or local  
          animal control laws.  At
          any occurrence, the penalty is waived if the animal is  
          spayed or neutered.

          "Current state law already provides additional fines for  
          the owners of impounded nonspayed or unneutered animals.   
          AB 1634 increases existing fines, and adds a spay or neuter  
          requirement for the small number of animals subject to  
          repeated animal control action."

          |           |DOGS       |           |CATS       |           |
          |           |  Current  |  AB 1634  |  Current  |  AB 1634  |
          |           |    Law    |           |    Law    |           |
          |           |           |           |           |           |
          |1st        |      $ 35 |      $ 50 |      $ 35 |      $ 50 |
          |occurrence |fine       |fine       |fine       |fine       |
          |2nd        |      $ 50 |     $100  |      $ 50 |  Spay or  |


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          |occurrence |fine       |fine       |fine       |  neuter   |
          |           |           |           |           |           |
          |3rd        |      $100 |  Spay or  |           |           |
          |occurrence |fine       |  neuter   |           |           |

          California Taxpayers for Safe and Healthy Pets believe that  
          the new law is similar to existing laws in other states,  
          providing an additional tool for law enforcement to deal  
          with animals and owners who repeatedly violate state and  
          local laws.

          They contend that this bill does not apply to animals that  
          are caught up in "neighbor disputes" or are the subject of  
          unwarranted complaints, and does not apply to violations  
          related to excessive noise such as dog barking.
          They further contend that animals cited under the  
          provisions of AB 1634 are accorded the exact same due  
          process and appeals rights granted to them for any  
          violation of state or local animal control laws.

           ARGUMENTS IN OPPOSITION  :    The opposition argues that this  
          bill requires that all dogs be spayed or neutered.  It  
          makes no exceptions for young puppies, sick dogs, breeding  
          stock, police dogs, service dogs, dogs visiting from out of  
          state.  Under this bill every dog and cat in the state must  
          be spayed or neutered or the owner can be cited for any  
          complaint regardless of the truth of the complaint.   
          Opponents argue that this bill will not significantly lower  
          shelter numbers or sheltering costs because it will be  
          costly for local governments to administer.  They are  
          concerned that the bill does not address the health  
          considerations associated with spaying and neutering  
          animals at an early age, especially affecting the long-term  
          health of working breeds or any dog that participates in  
          working or athletic events.  Some points to the opposition  
          include (1) shelter euthanasia will increase for a few  
          years as people give up their pets they can't afford to  
          spay or neuter, (2) licensing rates and vaccinations will  
          decrease as people "hide" from the legislation, (3) revenue  
          from licensing and vaccination programs will decline, (4)  
          small breeders will vanish from the open market immediately  
          to save their breeds from extinction in California, (5) dog  


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          and Cat shows and events will fade away, taking with them  
          with the significant tourism revenue generated by these  
          events, (6) commercial breeding, puppy smuggling from  
          abroad will increase resulting in unhealthy, poor quality  
          pet populations, (7) enforcement of this law is impractical  
          so accidental litter rates will decline only slowly and 8)  
          Feral cat populations will be largely unaffected.
           NOTE:  Per the author's office, the list of opposition  
          includes the Senate
                       Local Government Committee analysis list of  

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES:  Arambula, Bass, Beall, Berg, Brownley, Carter, Coto,  
            Davis, De La Torre, De Leon, DeSaulnier, Dymally, Eng,  
            Evans, Feuer, Fuentes, Galgiani, Hancock, Hayashi,  
            Hernandez, Huffman, Jones, Karnette, Krekorian, Laird,  
            Leno, Levine, Lieber, Lieu, Mullin, Nava, Portantino,  
            Price, Richardson, Ruskin, Salas, Saldana, Solorio,  
            Torrico, Wolk, Nunez
          NOES:  Adams, Aghazarian, Anderson, Benoit, Berryhill,  
            Blakeslee, Caballero, Charles Calderon, Cook, DeVore,  
            Duvall, Emmerson, Fuller, Gaines, Garcia, Garrick,  
            Horton, Houston, Huff, Jeffries, Keene, La Malfa, Ma,  
            Maze, Mendoza, Nakanishi, Niello, Parra, Plescia, Sharon  
            Runner, Silva, Smyth, Spitzer, Strickland, Swanson, Tran,  
            Villines, Walters
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Soto

          AGB:cm  8/6/08   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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