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The Hayden Bill, the Governor and the least among us

Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Jan 31, 2012

Please Note: I was all ready to opine on the depleted state of the GOP aspirants, and how quickly Obama has won me back – and then THIS happened in Sacramento. While I promise not to turn this blog into a serial animal welfare screed, I think this issue – one of life-or-death for many unlucky companion animals – is worthy of “a read.” Hope you agree!

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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

Tom: I agree 100% with you! We have always "adopted" our dogs over the years, either from shelters, or from Rescue organizations, and they have always been wonderful, loving, fantastic parts of our family. I have some family members and friends who pay a lot of money to get "puppies with papers" from breeders, and so often these pedigree pups have constant medical and or behavioral problems, and never quite bond with the family.

It is ridiculous that we waste so much money in our state having to deal with the Occupy losers that result in police overtime, but yet do not have the funds to simply provide bare necessities to loving animals in a shelter for 6 days! Just another reason not to vote for Jerry Brown in the next election( he is always running for something)

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

If there's anything that Americans can agree on, it's the love of our canines (felines, too). I also agree that there's a place for puppy papers -- it's under the puppy!

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Posted by San Ramon Oberver
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

San Ramon Oberver is a registered user.

Yes thank you for writing this, Tom. There are easier and better ways to cut the number of animals in shelters and the cost of "euthanizing" them.

I've been pushing the Pet Lover's License Plate Web Link in my San Ramon Observer blogs. Web Link

The real cost of pet overpopulation according to Judie Mancuso, who is spearheading the CA Spay Plates program, is closer to $300,000,000. The estimated $23M Gov. Brown proposes to save is just for the few extra days to house stray pets. This isn't the answer to overcrowded shelters. Preventing unwanted litters is the answer.

Please sign up for a Spay and Neuter license plate. This program will die if another 4000 plates are not reserved by the end of this June and then hundreds of thousands of innocent animals could die too.

Roz Rogoff

Sorry about the typo in my User Name. It should be San Ramon Observer