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AB 1634 The California Healthy Pets Act passed the full CA Assembly, but failed to pass out of the Senate in August, 2008. This website is the official California Healthy Pets Act website as of August, 2008.
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Press Releases

June 3 2008
Crowd cheers as Santa Clara votes to support statewide spay and neuter bill

Apr 14 2008
Taxpayer Group Praises New Focus on the Underground Economy of Dog and Cat Sellers

Dec 5 2007
Man's Best Friend Executed!

June 21, 2007
Assemblymembers Thank Outgoing CVMA President, Welcome President-Elect

June 6, 2007

May 16, 2007 Press Release -
California Healthy Pets Act Passes Appropriations Committee, Heads to Assembly Floor

April 24, 2007 - Press Release,
California Healthy Pets Act Passes Assembly Committee

April 10, 2007
Healthy Pets Act Passes First Hurdle
2007 Press

June 27 - MSNBC - Critics howl over Calif. pet-fixing bill

June 24- Palo Alto News- Pet lovers flock to City Hall

June 18 - USA Today story, "Calif. pet lovers at odds on spay/neuter legislation"

June 17 - Long Beach Press Telegram, editorial by Assemblymember Levine, "Healthy Pets Act could save millions"

June 14 - Capital Weekly News, "Spay-neuter bill puts strain on staffs, fax machines"

June 10, 2007 - SF Bee article "Barker lobbies on pet cause"

June 7, 2007 - Yahoo - "Bob Barker helps pass pet bill in Calif."

May 30, 2007 - OC Register front page, "Pet Fight - Spay, neuter law divides pet lovers "

May 29, 2007 - SF Chronicle - "AB 1634 will reduce number of unwanted pets" by Carl Singer, DVM

May 25, 2007 - San Diego News - "Urges support for animal protection legislation" by Gina Downey

May 18, 2007 - Another toddler mauled by unaltered dog

Fox News: California Healthy Pet Act: Mandatory Fix Has Fur Flying With Opponents

May 15, 2007 - OC Register, "The woman behind the bill"

May 1, 2007 - OC Register, "Support legislation to reduce strays" by Marie Hulett

April 29, 2007 - LA Daily News, "Spay/neuter bill is a sensible fix" by Ed Boks

April 29, 2007 - San Jose Mercury News, "Stray cats overrun shelters"

April 26, 2007 - LA Times, "Many kittens losing lives at shelters"

April 26, 2007 - ABC 3, "Pet neutering could soon be state law"

April 24, 2007 - Fresno Bee changes its position to support AB 1634 after bill is revised

April 24, 2007 - OC Register, "Support legislation to reduce strays"

April 24, 2007 - Sacramento Bee, "Pet neutering bill clears committee"

April 4, 2007 - NBC 11, Fine Approved For Failing To Spay, Neuter Pets

April 22, 2007 - Santa Cruz Sentinel, Editorial by Sandy Ettinger: "Spay-neuter bill desperately needed"

April 22, 2007 - Chico Enterprise Record, "Spotlight: For the love of dogs"

April 18, 2007 - The Californian, editorial by Gary W. Tiscornia

Apirl 17, 2007 - Los Angeles City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve California Healthy Pets Act Resolution:

April 10, 2007 - CBS5, "Calif. Pet Owners Split Over Spay & Neuter Bill" (includes video)

April 10, 2007 - KGET, "Animal lovers debate State Bill 1634 regarding animal birth control" (includes video)

April 9, 2007 - Pasadena Star News, "Bill proposes altering of cats, dogs by age 4 months"

April 8, 2007 - Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Santa Cruz spay-neuter law serves as model for state"

April 6, 2007 - Media Advisory, "Assemblymember Lloyd Levine to Speak at Rally for California Healthy Pets Act"

April 2, 2007 - Fresno Bee, "Pet act gets Valley's attention"

March 26, 2007 - Monterey Herald, Letter to the Editor, Sandy Ettinger, Santa Cruz SPCA

March 22, 2007 - The Sacramento Bee editorial, "Stop overburdening the shelters", Dean Henricks, D.V.M.

March 22, 2007 - The Sacramento Bee editorial, "How to stop the pet slaughter", Ron Faoro, D.V.M.

March 22, 2007 - The Desert Sun editorial, "Purebred bill is a step in the right direction", Dr. Allan Drusys

March 19, 2007 - Monterey Herald, "Healthy Pets Act a life saver", commentary by Gary Tiscornia

March 14, 2007: Sierra Sun, "Lawmakers mulling puppy prevention"

March 13, 2007: Mercury News editorial, "A small tax could save many dogs and cats"

March 13, 2007: Ventura County Star, "Cutting down on unwanted pets"

March 12, 2007: Sacramento Bee, "Legislation aims to sterilize pets"

March 10, 2007: Merced Sun Star editorial, "Pet Talk: 'Fixing' the overpopulation problem"

March 8, 2007: Sacramento News and Review Article "Making the Cut"

March 8, 2007: LA Times Article "L.A.-area legislator never forgets the elephants"

March 1, 2007: LA Daily News, ""Levine wants to put teeth in pet population control"


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