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CA bill targets outdoor cats and pets of low-income families
We need your help today! As early as tomorrow, the California Assembly will vote on S.B. 250, a bill harmful to cats. Thanks to your calls and emails, we successfully urged the Assembly to vote this bill down last summer. But the bill is back up for consideration, and it is just as bad now as it was last year. We need you to urge the California Assembly to stop this bill once again.
The bill targets people who care for stray and feral cats. Any caregiver unable to trap and neuter a cat would be labeled a lawbreaker under the bill. Cat caregivers should be encouraged, not threatened with violating the law. By discouraging feral cat care, the bill could actually send more feral cats to pounds and shelters. Feral cats are not adoption candidates, so being sent to a shelter is a death sentence.
The bill also targets low-income families and their pets. A recent peer-reviewed study by Alley Cat Allies found that among low-income owners of intact pet cats, cost was one of the main obstacles to spaying and neutering. But the bill does nothing to lower the cost or expand the availability of spay/neuter services.
According to the California Department of Finance, the bill would cause more owners to surrender their animals. This would increase spending costs to state and local governments for the impoundment, care, and killing of more animals.
Take action today! Tell the California Assembly that this bill would hurt cats, harm caregivers and owners, and unnecessarily cost California money.