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                                 THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 62
          Author:   Steinberg (D)
          Amended:  As introduced
          Vote:     21

           
           SUBJECT  :    Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

           SOURCE  :     Found Animals 


           DIGEST  :    This resolution declares the month of February 
          2012, to be Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, requests 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 
          requests veterinarians to work with animal shelters and 
          rescue groups that provide spay and neuter services.

           ANALYSIS  :   Resolution findings:

          1. At least 250,000 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.

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

          5. 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.

          6. 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".

          This resolution declares the month of February 2012, to be 
          'Spay/Neuter Awareness Month', requests 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 requests veterinarians to 
          work with animal shelters and rescue groups that provide 
          spay and neuter services.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Fiscal Com.:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  2/8/12)

          Found Animals (source)
          20 Million Minds Foundation 


          CTW:do  2/8/12   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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