Earlier this year, Senate Bill 258 was proposed and passed the Senate in May. This bill has now made its way into the Assembly and had a scheduled hearing on August 30th!
A homeless person or family should not have to choose between basic human needs and their pets. Homeless people experience struggle on a daily basis, and their pet is family.
New California Senate Bill 258 “Support Both Ends of The Leash” would provide funding for California homeless shelters to provide food, shelter, and veterinary services to homeless people and their pets. This legislation is crucial as it would appropriate $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Community Services & Development for this grant program.