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Fur flies over proposed change to animal shelter law

Original post made on Feb 7, 2012

Valley Humane Society would be negatively impacted if Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to repeal the 1998 Hayden Law goes through. It mandates that public shelters must hold animals for four to six days before euthanizing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 5:57 AM


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Posted by Volunteer
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

Again, another Pleasanton Weekly interview where Sadek thinks its all about her
"I could have your cat here and wouldn't even know it," Sadek said.

She doesn't have the cat.... VHS would...

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Posted by Unhappy
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

You are right, Volunteer. It is frustrating.

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Posted by Okay
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

Pet owners had better keep track of your pets! 23 million saved- go for it!

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Posted by AnnaS
a resident of Foothill High School
on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

All the latest Brown's proposals whether it is about education, state parks or animal shelters are nothing but simple and disgusting blackmailing: "give us more taxes or you will be hurt". They chose areas which have very little or almost no impact on budget, but are important for many people.
I personally know the girl who asked to a visit to an animal shelter as her 10th birthday gift, because children 10-years old are already allowed to volunteer there.
I would like gov. Brown to explain this girl that because government has a money problem she cannot take care about the abused dog who was rescued from his owner and is waiting for a new home.

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Posted by Anja
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

Those of you who have an obvious issue with Melanie, grow up. She is using proper english and is not taking credit for anything. She is making us aware of what is going on in our community/state. I for one was not aware this happening. It's heartbreaking. Melanie has a wealth of information to share and is not afraid to put her name to it, as we can all see you are. [removed]

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Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:02 am

Hmmmmmmmm, does anybody else find it just mildly odd that while our state is making cuts in education, law enforcement, health care, veterans services and now animal shelters there has yet to be ONE single dime being taken away from either financial, medical, educational or even correctional support/funding for illegal aliens?

So if I understand this correctly I not only work my ass off, pay taxes (some of the highest in the US btw)and yet still constantly affronted by pressure groups that insist I pay MORE taxes to fund their agenda/programs/etc. call me a "1% er", and finally have to support an entire class of people who are not contributing a dime to the system that provides them with all these for free.

Did I just open Ms. Pandora's Box? Sorry.

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Posted by Chuck
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

I agree that something has to be done with the millions and millions of abused pets that belong to illegal aliens. What is a ten year-old supposed to do in the face of Moonbeam's draconian measure to blackmail me into paying more taxes? Vote Republican and save this NATION.

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Posted by Melanie
a resident of another community
on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

I would like to clarify something in the story. The trailer bill the Governor has put together will save the state 23 million, not the Hayden Law repeal alone. In addition, according to the state records and local intake facilities, the state hasn't be paying anything towards the Hayden Law for two years. The funding was suspended. It remains to be seen how the repeal of this particular law will significantly affect the state budget. The intake facilities in our community are funding primarily through city contracts.

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Posted by Animal Lover
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

Thank you Valley Humane Society for taking a stand on this issue!

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Posted by Brad
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Feb 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Agree with Anja...those of you who have a problem with Melanie need to get some professional help. Her statement was grammatically correct and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. She's putting her name to her words and taking direct action to resolve the problem. What are you doing aside from making snide teenage girl comments behind the anonymity of an alias?

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Posted by Melanie
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 8, 2012 at 9:46 am

I need to clarify my response yesterday. The Hayden Repeal in theory will save the state 23 million a year. The entire Trailer Bill is a much larger savings to the state. Since the Hayden Law has been suspended for closer to 3 years, no money has been paid out. This means that the 23 million a year isn't a savings at all because it is not currently funded and hasn't negatively affected the state budget for the last three years.

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Posted by San Ramon Observer
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

San Ramon Observer is a registered user.

Repealing the Hayden Act would hurt all Animal Rescue groups throughout the State and not just Valley Humane. I rescue cats for Safe Cat and prior to that for Tri-Valley Animal Rescue.

The best way to cut the expense of housing and euthanizing stray pets is to order a Pet Lovers License plate Web Link and show you care. This program will pay for free or low cost spay and neuter programs to reduce the number of unplanned and unwanted litters of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pet animals. This would reduce pet overpopulation and make it easier for older animals to be adopted.

CA Spay Plates needs another 3850 preorders by the end of this June, or they will not be accepted by the DMV and tens of thousands of innocent animals will continue to be killed in shelters. Please order one or two or one for every member of your family NOW.


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