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Bella’s Act (Assembly Bill 2152)

Bella is a corgi who was illegally bred in a puppy mill and sold in a San Diego pet store for thousands of dollars in “adoption fees.” Shortly after arriving home Bella became severely ill and prolonged treatment left her traumatized, causing her family significant heartache and expensive veterinary care to nurse her back to health. No companion animal or pet lover should have to go through this experience, and we are proud to sponsor AB 2152 to ensure that in California no one ever will again.

Will you email your Assemblymember today and urge them to support Bella’s Act (AB 2152)?

San Diego Humane Society is sponsoring this bill to prohibit all retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in the state. Three of the few remaining pet stores in California that sell puppies are within San Diego Humane Society’s jurisdiction. You may recall AB 485 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, with the intent to stop pet sales, but as our Humane Officers attempted to enforce the law, it became clear that loopholes exist for unscrupulous pet store owners to continue shipping puppy mill puppies into our state. The only solution is to ban retail sales and remove the profit incentive.

This new law will still allow reputable pet stores to offer space for shelters and legitimate rescue groups to showcase adoptable animals as well as allow responsible breeders to place animals thoughtfully in homes. The ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, the California Animal Welfare Association, Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco SPCA and Companion Animal Protection Society also support Bella’s Act, and we need your support too.

Email Your Legislator

INSTRUCTIONS: First determine who represents you in the California State Assembly. Choose the legislator you would like to contact below and then select and copy the corresponding letter. San Diego area Assemblymember Todd Gloria authored the bill and Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner Horvath and Marie Waldron are co-authors. Paste the letter into the body of your email. Finally, fill in the legislator's name, your name and add any personal notes before you send.


Suggested email for Assemblymembers Vopel, Maienschein, Weber and Gonzalez:


Dear Assemblymember [Last Name],

Please join your San Diego area colleagues Assemblymembers Gloria, Boerner Horvath and Waldron in supporting AB 2152, Bella’s Act, to ban retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in California.

Since AB 485 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, it’s become clear that loopholes exist for unscrupulous pet store owners to continue shipping puppy mill puppies into our state. Bella’s Act (AB 2152) will ban retail sales and remove the profit incentive that is motivating bad actors.

Bella is a corgi who was illegally bred in a puppy mill and sold in a San Diego pet store for thousands of dollars in “adoption fees.” Shortly after arriving home Bella became severely ill and prolonged treatment left her traumatized, causing her family significant heartache and expensive veterinary care to nurse her back to health. No companion animal or pet lover should have to go through this experience, and AB 2152 will ensure that in California no one ever will again.

Your support of this critical legislation is deeply appreciated.

Sincerely,

Your Name


Suggested email for Assemblymembers Boerner Horvath and Waldron:


Dear Assemblymember [Last Name],

Thank you for co-authoring AB 2153, Bella’s Act, to ban the retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in California.

Since AB 485 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, it’s become clear that loopholes exist for unscrupulous pet store owners to continue shipping puppy mill puppies into our state. Bella’s Act (AB 2152) will ban retail sales and remove the profit incentive that is motivating bad actors.

Bella is a corgi who was illegally bred in a puppy mill and sold in a San Diego pet store for thousands of dollars in “adoption fees.” Shortly after arriving home Bella became severely ill and prolonged treatment left her traumatized, causing her family significant heartache and expensive veterinary care to nurse her back to health. No companion animal or pet lover should have to go through this experience, and AB 2152 will ensure that in California no one ever will again.

Your support of this critical legislation is deeply appreciated.

Sincerely,

Your Name


Suggested email for Assemblymember Gloria:


Dear Assemblymember Gloria,

Thank you for authoring AB 2152, Bella’s Act, to ban the retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in California.

As you are aware, since AB 485 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, it’s become clear that loopholes exist for unscrupulous pet store owners to continue shipping puppy mill puppies into our state.

Your commitment to the welfare of animals by introducing this critical legislation and ensuring that no companion animal or pet lover in California will have to go through what Bella and her family experienced is deeply appreciated.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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