Ruth Schneider, Eureka Times-Standard
A new California law aims to make it easier to offer forever homes to kittens. The bill is among the first signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“I was surprised to learn that shelters are required to hold kittens for three days before turning them over to qualified individuals for adoption,” Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the author of AB 1565, said in a prepared statement. “These tiny animals require 24-hour care, and limitations at shelters mean that a lot kittens, are sadly, being unnecessarily euthanized.”
The new law limits the amount of time a kitten is required to be held before it can be adopted out.
Quirk said being a pet owner himself played a role in his authoring the legislation.