California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 56

Introduced by Assembly Member Linder

(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Wilk)

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Dababneh and Harper)

April 20, 2015

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 56—Relative to the official State Pet.


ACR 56, as introduced, Linder. Official State Pet.

This measure would declare a shelter pet as the official State Pet.

Fiscal committee: no.

P1    1WHEREAS, There are currently around eight million abandoned
2pets living in animal shelters in the United States; and

3WHEREAS, Three to four million of these dogs and cats are
4euthanized every year; and

5WHEREAS, The Legislature seeks to raise public awareness of
6shelter animals; now, therefore, be it

7Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly
8thereof concurring,
That the Legislature hereby declares a shelter
9pet as the official State Pet; and be it further

10Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of
11this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.