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Assembly Bill 1634 is a disastrous piece of legislation that will force nearly all family dogs and cats in California to be surgically sterilized before they are six months old.
Authored by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, AB 1634 will create a convoluted maze of government permits, hefty fees and punitive fines that will not decrease animal shelter populations or euthanasia rates. It will, however, take scarce funds from caring for animals to pay for an overreaching bureaucracy that will be expensive to administer, impossible to enforce, and is guaranteed to fail.
- AB 1634 is modeled after a similar law in Santa Cruz County where mandatory spay/neuter was enacted in 1995. Since then, the County’s animal control expenses have more than doubled – up 109%. And while shelter intakes were reduced by 22%, the statewide average reduction was 26%.
- In Monterey County, MD, more than 10,000 licenses for unaltered pets were issued the year before mandatory spay/neuter was adopted, and only 743 licenses the year after it took effect. The law has since been repealed.
- In the year since the City of Los Angeles enacted a mandatory spay/neuter law, the dog and cat shelter population has increased for the first time, reversing a 5-year downward trend. Shelter expenses have also increased.