Target: California Governor Jerry Brown
Goal: Thank Governor Brown for ending an inhumane law that resulted in the needless deaths of countless adoptable animals after they were abandoned
A cruel state law that resulted in countless unnecessary deaths of healthy, adoptable animals has been in effect in California up until recently. Fortunately, California legislators recognized the inhumane and senseless nature of the law and worked to prevent the loss of even more innocent lives.
The former law mandating that all animals abandoned by their owners at an animal care facility be automatically euthanized was in effect for far too long in the state of California. This senseless law didn’t allow for the consideration of the animal’s health or adoptability and instead meant a death sentence for any animal left at a care facility. The widespread presence of rescue groups and animal welfare organizations willing to take in and re-home these abandoned animals makes laws like this incredibly illogical and entirely unnecessary. Facilities like the recently introduced ASPCA spay/neuter clinic in the Los Angeles region were legally required to have any animal abandoned there heartlessly euthanized no matter how healthy or loving they were.
Thankfully, ASPCA officials refused to accept this inhumane law and worked toward having the law addressed by state legislators. Assemblyman Brian Maienschein of San Diego introduced Assembly Bill 1810 to eliminate the mandate and instead provide more opportunities for animal care facilities to re-home abandoned animals. Thank Governor Brown for his role in supporting the bill and seeing that it was officially signed into law.
Dear Governor Brown,
A state law that led to the unnecessary deaths of countless adoptable animals was in effect in California for far too many years. Thankfully, California legislators recently recognized the pressing need for a change and worked toward a compassionate solution that will save many innocent lives.
The former law mandated that all animals abandoned at animal care facilities be euthanized without any consideration for their health or adoptability. With so many rescue groups and animal welfare organizations willing to re-home these animals throughout the state, such a law is rendered unnecessary and inhumane. As an animal welfare advocate, I am grateful for the efforts state legislators put into finding a compassionate solution, which resulted in the creation of Assembly Bill 1810. The bill eliminates the automatic death sentence these innocent animals formerly faced and instead expands the opportunity for animal care facilities to re-home abandoned animals. Thank you for giving abandoned animals a second chance by supporting Assembly Bill 1810.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: AllAnd via Pixabay