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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 61
          Author:   Galgiani (D)
          Amended:  8/21/13
          Vote:     21

           
           SUBJECT  :    Shelter Pet Awareness Month

           SOURCE  :     State Humane Association of California


           DIGEST  :    This resolution declares October of each year as  
          Shelter Pet Awareness Month.

           ANALYSIS  :    This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:

           1. Each year, between 700,000 and 800,000 animals are taken in  
             by California's public and private shelters; and less than  
             half of these animals are adopted into new homes.

           2. Animal shelters have limited resources and cannot  
             accommodate all of the animals that need help; and in the  
             United States, three to four million shelter pets are  
             euthanized every year due to overcrowding.

           3. The Legislature seeks to promote shelter pet adoptions by  
             raising public awareness of shelter animals.

          This resolution declares October of each year as Shelter Pet  
          Awareness Month.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Fiscal Com.:  No
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           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/23/13)

          State Humane Association of California (source)
          Kates Rescue for Animals
          PawPac



          AB:k  8/23/13   Senate Floor Analyses 

                           SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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