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New effort to end pet overpopulation

June 13, 2008 8:29:15 AM PDT
There's a new effort to end pet overpopulation, and it focuses on a proposed statewide law requiring most cats and dogs be spayed or neutered.Half a million cats and dogs are put to death in the state each year, and Los Angeles already has a new spay-neuter ordinance.

AB1634 would require most cats and dogs in the state to be fixed, and to euthanize those 500,000 pets will cost California taxpayers $250 million at a time when the state's economy is virtually on its knees.

Former game show host Bob Barker is among supporters of the proposed new law.

A billboard campaign to promote the measure is planned.

 

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