Protecting California's Animals

OAKLAND PROPOSAL

OAKLAND OUTLINE

DAW PROGRAM

HUMANE OFFICER

HELP US CREATE A CALIFORNIA ANIMAL COMMISSION
and
END THE KILLING OF ANIMALS IN OUR SHELTERS

LOS ANGELES PROPOSAL

L.A. CRUELTY TASK FORCE

LINKS

SUPPLEMENTAL INFO 

We are Californians for a "No Kill" Commission. We want Governor Schwarzenegger and State Legislators to establish a volunteer, state commission, which will advise localities how to move their public shelters in the direction of "no kill."

The purpose of this Commission is threefold:
a) to
end the killing of dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. at city and county animals shelters.
b) to
reduce the cost born by taxpayers. It can costs up to $250 to feed, house and eventually kill one animal. 
c) to
make the California a leader in animal welfare.

The authority of the Governor's office is needed for the success of this project! Please sign our petition now!

If you live outside of California, please use the information on this website as a tool for combating the problem in your state. Contact your own political representatives.

The LINKS on this website are as follows:

Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - First letter presented at the end of 2004 with a follow-up meeting (including full proposal) with Cabinet Secretary Terry Tamminen in Feb. 2005 and phone conversations with others in the Governor's Cabinet Office (as recently as February 2006). There is no decision yet from the Governor on this matter.

Second Letter to Governor's Office - I was asked to re-send the documents and proposal. I did, but did not hear back as promised. 

Third Letter to Governor's Office - Maria Shriver set up an appointment between Ms. Bonnie Reiss and myself. I flew to Sacramento. Ms. Reiss seemed excited about the idea, but I did not hear back. This is the follow-up letter sent to her in February 2007.

Fourth Letter to Governor's Office - Last letter to Ms. Bonnie Reiss was sent back with a note that she is no longer in the Governor's office. 

Fifth Letter to Governor's Office - A letter was then sent to Ms. Maria Shriver for direction in the matter. This is the reply that was recieved in April 2007.

About the Commission - Ideas about how the Commission might work.

Why the "No Kill" Goal - Information about why "no kill" must be the expressed goal of all shelters.

Oakland Proposal - Adopt these ideas (as a prototype) for your city, county or state. If you live in the East Bay, please urge the city of Oakland to embrace these suggestions, especially the "no kill" goal.  

Oakland Outline - Brief Outline of the above proposal.

DAW Program - The Director of Animal Welfare (DAW) program involves a grassroots effort to communicate with stakeholders in the community. A DAW (appointed by the Council in your area) represents the eyes and ears for animals in the area and can assist with local spay/neuter, training, adoptions, etc. There is a DAW program in Los Angeles

Humane Officer Program - Humane Officers are trained to fight animal cruelty and assist with the prosecution of illegal acts against nonhuman animals. 

Los Angeles No Kill Proposal - See article written about the Los Angeles proposal with links to the full proposal. 

L.A. Cruelty Task Force - The Humane Officer program in Los Angeles.

Supplemental Information, Links, Contact Us

For those of you who would like to see the Commission expand into other areas of animal protection, we agree. With the approval of the Governor, we would like to see the Animal Commission eventually protect animals on a wide range of issues.

Please contact the Governor Schwarzenegger's office to express your support of this idea. The phone number is (916) 445-2841. Also, sign the online petition. It will be given to him when we have several hundred.
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Californians for a "No Kill" Commission
Charlotte Laws, Ph.D.

Information on this website is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please contact our office at (818)346-5280 or drlaws@roadrunner.com  if you find any inaccurate or outdated information on this website. Thank you.

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