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          Date of Hearing:   February 17, 2012

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                Nancy Skinner, Chair
                SCR 62 (Steinberg) - As Introduced:  February 2, 2012

           SENATE VOTE  :   34-0
          SUBJECT  :   Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.

           SUMMARY  :   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 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.   Specifically,  this resolution  makes the 
          following legislative findings:

          1)At least 250,000 dogs and possibly twice as many cats are 
            euthanized in California each year, often because there are 
            not enough good homes for them; and, an additional unknown 
            number of animals die each year due to abandonment, neglect, 
            abuse, starvation, or cruelty because they are unwanted.  

          2)Californians can contribute to the effort of reducing the 
            number of unwanted animals by spaying or neutering their own 
            companion animals and by supporting programs in their 
            communities that offer spay and neuter services.

          3)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".

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   None


          None on file.


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          None on file.

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