BILL NUMBER: SCR 9	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	ADOPTED IN SENATE  FEBRUARY 22, 2007
	ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 15, 2007

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Steinberg
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Galgiani, Jones, and Levine)

                        FEBRUARY 14, 2007

   Relative to Spay Day USA 2007.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SCR 9, Steinberg. Spaying and neutering.
   This measure would declare February 27, 2007, to be Spay Day USA
2007, and would request that Californians observe that day by having
their dogs or cats spayed or neutered and by contributing to
organizations that provide spay and neuter services.



   WHEREAS, At least a quarter million dogs and possibly twice as
many cats are euthanized in California each year; and
   WHEREAS, In most instances these dogs and cats are young, healthy,
and friendly animals who are euthanized simply because there are not
enough good homes for them; and
   WHEREAS, An additional unknown number of animals die each year due
to abandonment, neglect, abuse, starvation, or cruelty because they
are unwanted; and
   WHEREAS, The spaying or neutering of dogs and cats helps solve
this tragic problem by reducing the number of unwanted animals; and
   WHEREAS, Californians can contribute to this effort by spaying or
neutering their own companion animals and by supporting programs in
their communities that offer accessible spay and neuter services; and

   WHEREAS, Veterinarians, humane societies, animal control agencies,
and national and local animal welfare organizations will join
together to advocate the spaying or neutering of dogs and cats on
"Spay Day USA 2007"; and
   WHEREAS, In particular, the Sacramento area has become a leader in
coordination of Spay Day USA events, spaying or neutering nearly
1,000 dogs and cats during each of the past three years, with nearly
1,000 dogs and cats scheduled for Spay Day USA 2007; now, therefore,
be it
   Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly
thereof concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California
declares February 27, 2007, to be Spay Day USA 2007 and that
Californians are requested to observe the day by having their dogs or
cats spayed or neutered and by contributing to charitable
organizations that provide spay and neuter services, and that
California veterinarians are requested to work with animal shelters
and rescue groups to provide accessible spay and neuter services; and
be it further
   Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this
resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.