View Full Version : Please Help Us Stop the Neutering Bill
07-02-2007, 12:13 PM
If any of you would like to help defeat the California bill that will legally mandate that all dogs and cats be neutered by 4 mounths, you can sign this petition. It only requires your name zip and email address.
First, you should know that I have always neutered my dogs, because my vets have always said it was healthier to do so. However, I do this because I choose to do so, not because it is a law.
And second, I would never do it as early as 4 months. Mine were done between 6-9 months.
Third, they already have laws in place to handle the situation. They just need to enforce them. The license for an "intact" dog is more expensive than for a neutered dog. This money could go towards a variety of programs to educate bad owners who dump their dogs as well as to save those who are dumped or even offer low or no cost neutering to those who cannot afford it.
This bill is too Orwellian for me and will wipe out the dog population, particularly the beloved mutt, within a few years. I feel that dogs have a VERY important place in society. For many people it is the first time a child learns to "be gentle", care of someone, and give unconditional love.
Please consider helping us in California to stop this bill. It only takes a few seconds.
07-02-2007, 12:53 PM
This is getting ugly here in CA. Not only for my breed but all breeds. We need to stop this Bill. If we dont stop it here where will it end?
Please take the time to fight for our rights to own our special pups.
C you all this weekend
07-02-2007, 03:22 PM
This bill is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!! I can see if you have an agressive dog or irresponsible breeder. This is going WAY to far. You have my signature all the way from Michigan!! Good Luck Cali!
Anna Colby and Brie (THE MUTTS)
07-02-2007, 03:44 PM
Yes, it is crazy.
What is weird is that most people ARE being very responsible. When I was a kid, EVERYBODY had puppies, that is how you got a dog, from your neighbor's new litter. But today, I do not even know anyone, other than a breeder, who has had any puppies in years.
The reason the number of dogs has grown in California is that:
The population has quatrupled in California, so of course there are going to be more dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fact that some people are irresponsible and do not value and protect their dogs like we do, does not mean you shut down the whole operation for everyone. Absolutely idiotic and will just create a huge Black Market and people hiding their dogs from the authorities. Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath water!
Thank you all for helping us fight this!
07-02-2007, 03:59 PM
You have my signature from Indiana. I hope it counts.
07-02-2007, 04:12 PM
Anna ~ well you know what battles I am already fighting (BSL).... Maybe you should look for a job in AZ.... hehehe
Matt Thanks dude! I hope it dose count... If not I will give you my zip code...
07-02-2007, 04:45 PM
It appeared to accept my signature but to be safe I did it again with a different email and I used 90210. ;)
07-02-2007, 05:39 PM
lol Someone watches way too much TV.. :o)
07-02-2007, 06:24 PM
We sent our info off
07-03-2007, 02:40 AM
07-03-2007, 02:00 PM
Well if you are a breeder aren't you allowed to not nueter/spay your dogs?
I thought if you could prove you bred dogs this law didn't apply to you. Guess I'm wrong.
07-03-2007, 02:57 PM
First of all in order to continue to be a breeder, you will have to meet certain NEW qualifications to get a permit to keep your dogs "intake". Qualifying to be a breeder will NOT be easy. Many of those who currently are breeders will no longer qualify. In addition, the fees will be higher.
Second, and equally important, is that it will have a devastating effect on NON BREEDERS. Just regular dog owners, like me. Dog owners will no longer be ALLOWED to make decisions for their own dogs. The STATE OF CALIFORNIA will be making those decisions for them. It will be a mandatory LAW that you have to neuter your dog by 4 months of age. 4 MONTHS OF AGE!!!!
So, if you bought a dog and the breeder asked you to breed it once with one of her other dogs to keep the breed going, you would NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO SO, because your dog would have to be sterilized by 4 months. So, in a nutshell, the ONLY way you could ever get a dog would be to buy one from a breeder. Which means prices would skyrocket or dog ownership would plummet or puppy mills would be the only soultion to meet the demand. And, saddest of all, the mixed dog, the beloved family mutt would dissapear from California in 10 years.
If you thought it was helathier to wait until 9 months to neuter your dog, your WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO SO. Will the veterinarians be required by law to enforce it, and thus REFUSE to see any dog unless your dog has been neutered by 4 months? Will you have to hide your dog if you do not want to neuter him UNTIL 6 months or 9 months. What if you are a responsible owner, but for whatever reason, do not want to neuter your dog? Or you cannot afford to pay the cost to neuter your dog?
As I stated before, I have always neutered my dogs. But, that is partially because I always assumed that I could easily find another one later on. If passed and enforced, this law would wipe out the dog population in California, something I find very sad. I cannot imagine my life without all the wonderful dogs I have had the honor to have as members of my family, the joy they have brought to my life, and the companionship they have given me. My life would have been so much less had I not been able to share it with them.
I am just trying to do what I can to save that ability for others in the future.
Thanks for your help.
Brooke & Chase
07-03-2007, 03:16 PM
I have contacted both Assembly member Lois Wolk, and Senator Mike Machado, who both represent my district. Wolk voted for the bill and I just let her have it, I was and still am furious that a supposed supporter of animal rights would vote for this bill. I have tried to pass on as much information to Senator Machado as I could find and will be in contact with his staff on Thursday to try to pass on more information. Hopefully sanity will reign but as you all know, this is California.
07-03-2007, 07:09 PM
There is some more information on the AKC site.
07-04-2007, 01:42 PM
I have been a strong opponent of this bill for several months now and appreciate everyone signing the petition. The more people we can get this out to, the better our chances of defeating this bill.
If anyone wants to be kept updated, I have several sources sending me the latest info and I can forward it on to you, including ways to be heard & where else to sign petitions that pass my way. Use this email address:
07-09-2007, 11:07 AM
Just a quick note to let you know that the CVMA has pulled it's support of AB1634- a great victory and hopefully enough to sway the assembly to vote 'no'.
07-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Good to hear that information. It is too harsh a bill.
Remember, the following link is a quick and easy way to help have your voice heard about this bill. Just go to the following link and sign the petition. All that is required is your email address, your first name (put an initial if you do not like giving your full name), last name, and zip code.
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