Amended in Assembly January 15, 2016

Amended in Assembly January 4, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 9


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bloombegin delete and Chiu)end deletebegin insert Chiu, Achadjian, Alejo, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gonzalez, Gordon, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Roger Hernández, Irwin, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Rodriguez, Salas, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Williams, and Wood)end insert

(Coauthors: Senators Leno, Liu, and Pan)

January 16, 2015


Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9—Relative to Pet Care Education Month.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

ACR 9, as amended, McCarty. Pet Care Education Month.

This measure would declare the month of January 2016 as Pet Care Education Month and would request Californians to observe the month by ensuring that their companion animals receive the proper preventative care by establishing a financial plan for pet health emergencies and by contributing to charitable organizations that provide low-cost spay and neutering services and vaccinations or funds to help low-income individuals pay for veterinary care.

Fiscal committee: no.

P2    1WHEREAS, An increasing number of dogs and cats in the
2United States do not get the regular, preventative health care that
3they need to stay healthy; and

4WHEREAS, Animal welfare organizations often bear the burden
5of dealing with animal health care issues that could have been
6prevented, such as dental and skin issues, nutritional deficiencies,
7heartworm, pyometra, distemper, and parvo; and

8WHEREAS, It is the policy of the State of California to
9encourage pet owners to take steps to responsibly care for their
10pets, including providing for responsible nutrition and regular
11visits to a veterinarian, and ensuring that their pets receive proper
12preventative care such as vaccinations, spaying or neutering, oral
13care, and heartworm prevention; and

14WHEREAS, National and local animal welfare organizations,
15animal shelters, animal control agencies, veterinarians, and others
16engaged in the care and feeding of pets will join together to
17advocate for “Pet Care Education Month,” which will help
18Californians receive affordable preventative care for their pets
19throughout the month of January 2016; now, therefore, be it

20Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
21thereof concurring,
That the Legislature of the State of California
22declares the month of January 2016 as Pet Care Education Month
23in California and requests Californians to observe the month by
24ensuring that their companion animals receive the proper
25preventative care by establishing a financial plan for pet health
26emergencies and by contributing to charitable organizations that
27provide low-cost spay and neuter services and vaccinations or
28funds to help low-income individuals pay for veterinary care; and
29be it further

30Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
31of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.



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