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          Date of Hearing:   August 26, 2009

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                 Ted W. Lieu, Chair
                     ACR 91 (Lieu) - As Amended:  August 25, 2009
          SUBJECT  :   Adopt a Shelter Pet Month.

           SUMMARY  :   Declares the month of September 2009 as Adopt a  
          Shelter Pet Month, encourages all Californians to save a life at  
          a local shelter.  Specifically,  this resolution  makes the  
          following legislative findings:

          1)There are hundreds of thousands of animals in California  
            shelters needing homes; and nearly half of these animals were  
            euthanized because the animals were not reclaimed by their  
            owners or adopted by new owners.

          2)Adopting a pet from a local animal shelter and caring for the  
            animal for the rest of its life is a responsible way to help  
            California's animal population, rather than contributing to  
            its crowding.

          3)Animal shelters are focused on animal placement with most  
            providing low-cost adoptions so that everyone can have the  
            opportunity to bring a loving pet into his or her home; and  
            adopting a pet from a local animal shelter is one way  
            Californians can make a difference not only in their own  
            lives, but also in the life of an animal in need.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   None


          American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  
          The Humane Society of the United States

          None on file.



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          Analysis Prepared by  :    Anna McCabe / RLS. / (916) 319-2800