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Help Save Homeless Pets–Save the Hayden Law

Please take 5 minutes out of your day to make some calls and post on Facebook.  Please alert as many people as you can. The first hearing is fast approaching on March 13th.

*Protect Homeless Pets – Jackson Galaxy Explains The Importance of The Hayden Law*


More about the need For your help to save animals RE: Hayden Repeal

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Dear Friends:
We need your voice in opposition to the Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) repeal currently proposed in the Governor’s budget plan.

The proposed Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) repeal eliminates a state requirement that municipal animal shelters hold stray dogs and cats for 4-6 days, and 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. And, it allows immediate euthanasia of cats that are "deemed" feral.

Click here to visit our Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) Repeal Campaign informational page for answers to the following questions:

  • What is the Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) repeal?
  • When was the Hayden law suspended and what does “suspended” mean?
  • What is the difference between a “suspension” versus a “repeal”?
  • What is the Hayden Law?
  • What is the Budget process?
  • Is it true that the calculation for the Hayden Mandate incentivizes “killing” animals?
  • What other justifications does the Governor give for the repeal proposal?

If you feel strongly that California should not repeal this valuable law, please visit our Action Alerts page. I have pasted the Action Alert below as well.


Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) Repeal

The Animal Adoption Mandate (Hayden Law) Repeal will be heard and voted on in the Assembly and Senate budget committees.

The first hearing is:
Assembly Budget Sub-Committee #4,
March 13, 1:30, Room 447.

Please contact the following elected officials on Assembly Budget Sub-Committee #4 and ask that they "Do Not Repeal the Animal Adoption Mandate":

Assembly Member Joan Buchanan – Chair


916-319-2115 fax

Assembly Member Michael Allen


916-319-2107 fax

Assembly Member Roger Dickinson


916-319-2109 fax

Assembly Member Dan Logue


916-319-2103 fax

Assembly Member Don Wagner


916-319-2170 fax

Please also contact the following three officials:

Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield – Chair
Assembly Committee on Budget


916-319-2140 fax

Senator Mark Leno – Chair
Budget and Fiscal Review Committee


916-445-4722 fax

Governor Jerry Brown


916-558-3160 fax

Thank you for your ongoing support of California’s pets.

Best regards,

Judie Mancuso, President
Social Compassion in Legislation

A 501(c)(4) nonprofit animal welfare organization working on solutions to pet overpopulation through state and local policy changes and implementation, community outreach, education and private and public programs.


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