Shot down the first time in April, Governor Brown is going to try it AGAIN! His second revised budget completely killing the HAYDEN’S ACT is being presented this Monday, May 14th, 2012 according to the LA Times.
On April 11, 2012, the California State Legislature unanimously rejected Brown’s attempts to repeal Hayden’s Act. Both Senate and Assembly are on board with those of us who want our sheltered pets protected. The Hayden’s Act provides mandated holding periods before the pets are euthanized to six days, giving owners and rescues time to get the pets out. It also requires the lost pets to be posted. There are requirements for shelters to stay open non-business day hours so people can get their pets out after work and on weekends. The shelters also must work with rescues. If Hayden’s Act is dissolved, there will be absolutely no protection for California Shelter Pets.
You can help by contacting Brown and discouraging him from this deadly repeal! Doing so will save the lives of millions.