For Immediate Release

Press Conference

State Capitol, Room 317

August 28th at 10am


Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) will hold a press conference with American icon Priscilla Presley, Social Compassion in Legislation’s Founder and President, Judie Mancuso, and Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine, and co-authors to advocate for ACR 86, the Pet Overpopulation Crisis Response Act, prior to the bill's hearing at noon.



Monday, August 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM



State Capitol, Room 317

Sacramento, CA 95814



Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Priscilla Presley, Actor and Philanthropist

Judie Mancuso, Founder and President, Social Compassion in Legislation

Kenn Altine, CEO, Sacramento SPCA



California's animal shelters are in a crisis with too many animals being abandoned, not being adopted, not being spayed and neutered and many being euthanized. Animal rescue groups are inundated and many are being stretched to their limits, both emotionally and financially.

ACR 86 encourages a multi-pronged approach to the pet overpopulation crisis: it calls for the licensure of out-of-state veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians in the State of California, and funding for spay-and-neuter surgeries, and a public campaign that urges Californians to adopt animals from shelters.

The bill will be voted on in the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development at 12 PM, Room 2100. 

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