*SB 250 The Pet Owner Punishment Act - * The senators have been told that this is NOT AB 1634...
It isn't - it is WORSE!
SB 250 is ONE STRIKE and you are forever out of dogs.
You will never be able to own an intact dog EVER!
SB 250 does not take into account the working dog, the competition dog, or the every day life of a pet when natural or man-made disasters/accidents occur.
> Laura Sanborn
> <http://saveourdogs.net/>Under SB 250, a citizen can be permanently
> denied the right to ever own an intact dog or cat if any ONE of the
> following things happens:
> - a meter reader, yard service worker, friend, neighbor, child, or
> anyone else leaves your door or gate open, your dog leaves your
> property, and is picked up as a stray
> - you are walking your dog on leash and are cited for having a leash
> that is too long as specified in municipal code
> - you are training your search-and-rescue dog, herding dog, obedience
> competition dog, hunting dog, agility dog, or any other dog off leash
> and are cited for it
> - you are cited for having an unlicensed dog
> - your dog is licensed but you are cited for not having a license tag
> on your dog's collar
> - you are cited for exceeding the maximum number of dogs or cats
> allowed in your home as specified by your city or county code (often
> limited to 2 to 4)
> - you are cited for your dog's barking
> - you fail to notice that your dog defecated on city property and are
> cited for it
> - you are cited for any other minor animal control violation
> There are NO exemptions in SB 250 for search-and-rescue dogs, police
> dogs, detection dogs, ranch or farm dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, or
> any other working dogs.
> It's the equivalent of permanently banning a person from ever
> registering a vehicle again because they are caught with a broken tail
> Here's information on what you can do to stop SB 250
Please forward this to family, friends, put it on your Facebook pages, contact your puppy buyers.
We need phone calls and faxes throughout the weekend.
* The quickest way for individual Californians to send an opposition
email or compose a letter to their own state senator is with the
updated NAIA action alert
It just takes a few minutes.
* call the capital office of your state senator and ask him or her
to oppose SB 250. Your senator's capital office phone number can
be found here <http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html>. It takes
less than a minute to make the call. Leave a voice message if no
one answers. Politely say:
"Hello, my name is <your name>. I live in <your city's
name>. I'm calling to ask Senator <senator's name> to please
vote NO on SB 250, mandatory spay/neuter for dogs and cats,
when it comes to the senate floor for a vote."
Gail Browne McDonald
This was forwarded to me by a friend in a different group. I'm horrified by it.