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2011-05-31 18:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation, in conjunction with Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, today announced that Senate Bill 702 passed the California State Senate. SB 702, carried by Senator Lieu, would require microchipping for all animals released from municipal shelters. The bill addresses a critical issue facing the State of California with pet overpopulation. A significant source of the problem includes the lack of identification and...

2010-06-03 17:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund, along with the California Veterinary Medical Board is launching a California Spay and Neuter Specialty License Plate Program to provide funding for free and low-cost spay and neuter surgery programs across California. The plates will feature original artwork created and donated by distinguished actor and artist Pierce Brosnan. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Mr. Brosnan, Councilman Paul Koretz, Councilman...

2010-05-11 07:43:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP), a non-profit organization, today announced that it is making available to low-income individuals, shelters and rescue organizations, high-quality, affordable and accessible spay and neutering services in an effort to combat animal overpopulation resulting in the euthanizing of an estimated 80,000-90,000 pets in Minnesota every year. Annually, over 20,000 animals are euthanized in Twin Cities shelters...

2009-07-08 15:22:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased 14.6 percent statewide - from 378,445 to 433,512 -between 2004 to 2008 based on recently released figures from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). In addition, the total yearly number of...

2008-05-13 17:07:05

For some pet owners, spaying or neutering their animals is no longer a choice - it's the law. Nearly 40 mandatory sterilization bills have been introduced this year alone in cities and counties nationwide, including Dallas, Texas and Palm Beach, Fla. So far, only a handful has passed. During local hearings, the controversial proposals attract legions of animal enthusiasts who pack rooms to voice their strong opinions. The issue is also being argued online in chat rooms where...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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