September 27, 2011

CA Rabies Medical Exemption Bill Makes Governor's Desk

It's in the home stretch, but Molly's Bill, the California Rabies Medical Exemption Bill AB258 is not done yet!

Per Jan Rasmussen,

"Molly's bill, the CALIFORNIA Rabies Medical Exemption Bill AB 258, is on Governor Brown's desk for consideration. Please call ASAP and urge the Governor to sign it. 
This bill will allow dogs with medical problems to postpone rabies vaccination until the dog can be vaccinated safely. Vaccination with this highly reactive vaccine would kill many dogs -- like my Jiggy who suffers from cancer.

In short, the law requires that a vet recommend exemption in writing and that a dog with an exemption be kept on a 6 foot leash, under the supervision of an adult, when away from home. It does NOT require quarantine as previous versions of the bill had.

Read Molly's Bill

Molly's Bill passed BOTH the State Assembly and Senate with NO opposition and is now on the Governor's desk for consideration. It was sponsored by Assemblyman Curt Hagman and has the support of world-renowned vaccination expert Dr. Jean Dodds. Read her letter of support here
Please call or write ASAP and urge the Governor to sign Molly's Law:
 Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Press 1 for English; press 2 to voice an opinion then press 0 for an operator. Say you want the Governor to sign AB 258, Molly's Bill.  

Read more about rabies vaccination here.

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