BILL NUMBER: SCR 62	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Steinberg

                        FEBRUARY 2, 2012

   Relative to Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SCR 62, as introduced, Steinberg. Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.
   This measure would declare the month of February, 2012, to be
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, request that Californians observe that
month by having their dogs or cats spayed or neutered and by
contributing to organizations that provide spay and neuter services,
and request veterinarians to work with animal shelters and rescue
groups that provide spay and neuter services.
   Fiscal committee: no.



   WHEREAS, At least 250,000 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 that 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 and 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 spay and neuter services; and
   WHEREAS, Veterinarians, humane societies, animal control agencies,
and national and local animal welfare organizations will join
together on February 28, 2012, to advocate the spaying and neutering
of dogs and cats on "Spay Day USA 2012"; now, therefore, be it
   Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly
thereof concurring, That the Legislature declares the month of
February, 2012, to be Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, that Californians
are requested to observe the month by having their dogs or cats
spayed or neutered and by contributing to those organizations that
provide spay and neuter services, and that California veterinarians
are requested to work with animal shelters and rescue groups that
provide 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.