I visited the Downey Animal Care Center today to learn more about how my bill, AB 2791, will help save Los Angeles County's kittens and puppies. The bill, which will allow rescue groups to immediately adopt, rather than wait three days as is currently required, unweaned kittens and puppies from the Shelter. This will prevent these at-risk animals from becoming sick at the shelter in their first weeks of life. This will also help to reduce overcrowding in these shelters.
I also learned about the ASPCA Community Engagement Team and the services they provide to current and future pet owners, as well as their programs for vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and animal socialization.
Thank you to Allison Cardona, Deputy Director of Los Angeles County’s Department of Animal Care and Control, Shannon Asquith, Downey Animal Care Center Manager, and Devon Frazier, ASPCA’s Director of Community Engagement in LA for the tour. Thank you to Susan Riggs, ASPCA Senior Director of State Legislation – Western Region for setting up the tour.