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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  SCR 9
          Author:   Steinberg (D), et al
          Amended:  As introduced
          Vote:     21


           SUBJECT  :    Spay Day USA 2007

           SOURCE  :     Sacramento Area Animal Coalition

           DIGEST  :    This resolution declares February 27, 2007, to  
          be Spay Day USA 2007, and requests 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.

           ANALYSIS  :    This resolution makes the following  
          legislative findings:

           1.At least a quarter million dogs and possibly twice as  
            many cats are euthanized in California each year.

           2.In most instances these dogs and cats are young,  
            healthy, and friendly animals that are euthanized simply  
            because there are not enough good homes for them.

           3.An additional unknown number of animals die each year  
            due to abandonment, neglect, abuse, starvation, or  
            cruelty because they are unwanted.


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           4.The spaying or neutering of dogs and cats helps solve  
            this tragic problem by reducing the number of unwanted  

           5.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."  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.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Fiscal Com.:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  2/20/07)

          Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (source)

          JA:do  2/21/2007   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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