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CA Spay/Neuter Action Center

Final Hearing for California Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill

Assembly Bill 1634, which would require the spaying/neutering of all dogs and cats over six months of age unless the owner qualifies for and purchases an intact animal permit, is expected to be heard for a final time in the Senate Local Government Committee on June 18th. This is the last scheduled meeting of that committee before the June 27th deadline by which bills must be heard by the policy committee.

Concerned dog owners and breeders are encouraged to start making travel arrangements to attend the hearing. It is also vital that folks contact their State Senator and the members of the Senate Local Government Committee and reinforce why AB 1634 and mandatory spay/neuter is not an effective solution to animal control issues. As always, please remember to be polite and respectful in your communications with elected officials.

As more details about the hearing become available we will post updates on our website. Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

What You Can Do

  • Contact your State Senator and reinforce your opposition to AB 1634. Sample letters can be found in the column on the right-hand side of this post. To find out who represents you in the California State Senate, please click here.
  • Contact the Senate Local Government Committee and ask them to oppose AB 1634. Contact information for the committee and members can be found here.

For more information, contact AKC's Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail

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