There is pending legislation to repeal the Animal Adoption Mandate better known as Hayden's Law. We need your voice to make sure this does not happen.
In a nutshell, the Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) repeal eliminates a state requirement that municipal animal shelters hold stray dogs and cats for 4-6 days (depending on the hours that the shelter is open to the public to redeem or adopt animals) and reverts back to the old law of holding them for 72 hours before killing/euthanizing them. This sends us back 91 years! Yes, 91 years ago California passed a law to hold dogs for 72 hours. So if the Hayden Law is repealed we will not have evolved on this issue for close to a century (that 1921 law is available here, see Section 6).
This attempt to repeal the Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) also calls for eliminating the requirement for shelters to provide lost-found posting opportunities, record-keeping, and necessary and prompt veterinary care. It would allow shelters to immediately euthanize all animals besides cats and dogs valued as pets, such as rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, hamsters, turtles, and reptiles.
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