According to The Rabies Challenge Fund, CALIFORNIA AB 272 to lower mandated rabies vaccination in dogs from four to three months was assigned to Senate Health Committee.
It's hard to say why this California law to vaccinate puppies against rabies at 12 weeks is still in play.
It's the first bill introduced by freshman Gomez so it may be perceived as innocuous. You can see in the video below the procedural
yuck-yuck-yuck it caused as his colleagues sent it back to committee to school Assemblyman Gomez and rename it "Cujo's Law."
The only people who don't get the humor are veterinarians knowledgeable about the potential risks of such a law and California pet owners who ought to be fed up with the political hay-making in the California State House at the expense of our companion animals.
Listen as Dr. Jean Dodds and Dr. Karen Becker discuss the potential risks for adverse reaction in puppies as well as the risks to public safety in this video.
Then make your voice heard.
Contact the representatives below and urge them to OPPOSE AB 272. Send Assemblyman Gomez to procedure school on something that isn't life threatening to your companion animals.
Contact Chair, Sen. Hernandez at (916) 651-4024
email@example.com, Sen. Anderson (vice-chair)
firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4036 and members below to
OPPOSE AB 272
SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE:
Ed Hernandez (Chair) email@example.com (916) 651-4024
Joel Anderson (Vice Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4036
Jim Beall email@example.com (916) 651-4015
Kevin de León firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4022
Mark DeSaulnier email@example.com (916) 651-4007
Bill Monning firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4017
Jim Nielsen email@example.com (916) 651-4004
Fran Pavley firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4023
Lois Wolk email@example.com (916) 651-4003
We'll never be taken seriously until we demonstrate that we are a force to be reckoned with.