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California Dog Spay/Neuter SB 861 Now Law

Posted in Dog Law

DOGEXPLORER OPINION California Uber Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a new piece of dog-related legislation into law on October 7, 2005. Bill number SB 861 changes State law to allow local agencies to mandate dog-breed specific spay/neuter programs which is a repeal of the existing California law. In what can only be described as hypocritical cover-your-tail against legal challenges language, the bill allows breed-specific obligatory programs only if “…no specific dog breed, or mixed dog breed, shall be declared potentially dangerous or vicious under those ordinances.” The AKC came out strongly against this bill, as did many other organizations. The intent of this legislation is to address this finding of the Legislature: "Uncontrolled and irresponsible breeding of animals contributes to pet overpopulation, inhumane treatment of animals, mass euthanasia at local shelters, and escalating costs for animal care and control; this...

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PetSafe Fetches Next Big Pet Idea

Posted in Dog News

Source: PRWEB KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — September 28, 2005 — Always thinking of great ideas for your pets? PetSafe challenges the public to enter innovative, quirky, fun or helpful pet ideas between October 1st and November 30th, 2005, for the chance to win $40,000 along with having their idea developed into product and sold at PETCO stores nationwide....

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