Friday, October 4, 2013

Pasadena Mandatory Spay-Neuter Law: Monday, Oct. 7 City Council Mtg!

Hi Folks,
I wanted to alert you that the Pasadena City Council agenda for this coming Monday includes the draft mandatory spay neuter ordinance (the agenda was posted this evening).  This is a "first reading", and essentially, THIS is the time to provide comments.  As people involved in pure bred dogs in Pasadena, I strongly encourage you to read the draft ordinance and share you thoughts with City Council via email, letter or in person at the meeting if you have any concerns.  There are some new measures in there that were NOT in the original staff report back in July (like what happens if an unaltered dog ends up in Pasadena Humane Society's shelter!).  
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While I'm not contacting you to encourage you comment one way or another on this issue, I am very concerned that not enough people involved with pure bred dogs in Pasadena are aware of this, so please share with others who might be interested.  Here is some information that might be of use:
The City Council agenda can be found at:  
City Council contacts where you can send your comments:
Mayor Bill Bogaard:
Mayor's Field Representative Rhonda Stone:
Councilmember Jacque Robinson (via her Field Representative Tina Williams): 
Councilmember Margaret McAustin (via her Field Representative Margo Morales): 
Councilmember John Kennedy (via his Field Representatives Christian Cruz and Jana West):  
Councilmember Gene Masuda (via his Field Representative Noreen Sullivan):
Councilmember Steve Madison (from what I understand, he started the 'ball rolling' on all of this...his original concern was dog aggression/ public safety and with breed specific legislation not an option, moved onto MSN as a strategy):
Councilmember Terry Tornak:
Thank you!
Anne Dove 
(Pasadena resident - Cairn Terriers)
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