Assemblymember Bill Quirk Helps Pets Find Forever Homes this Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 13, 2017

HAYWARD – In honor of the 23rd annual World Spay Day, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their second annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event. Free pet adoptions were offered to qualified homes as well as free or reduced spay and neuter vouchers for existing pet owners.  Through their combined efforts 15 animals were able to find forever homes this past Saturday, with an additional 4 adoptions pending.

 

“With his support and sponsorship, many of Hayward’s formerly homeless pets have been adopted into loving homes. In addition, Hayward residents who may not have been able to afford to have their existing pet spayed or neutered, will now be able to provide this important surgery, helping their pets live a healthier life and further supporting our efforts to reduce the pet overpopulation problem,” said Jennie Comstock, Animal Services Administrator for the Hayward Animal Shelter.

 

“I was thrilled to once again partner up with the Hayward Animal Shelter to sponsor this adoption event. I would have considered this event successful if only one animal got adopted. To know that 15 animals found their forever homes underscores the success of this event. I look forward to continuing this partnership with the shelter that goes above and beyond to ensure every homeless animal finds a home,” Assemblymember Quirk stated.

 

As the proud parent of Luna, a sweet poodle-mix rescue, Assemblymember Quirk has always been concerned with animal welfare. Just last year his bill, AB 2505, was signed into law to close a loophole in current law to completely ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize animals. This bill is a momentous win for animal welfare groups in California and ensures the humane treatment of all animals.

 

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Elected in 2012, Bill Quirk brings his PhD in astrophysics and career as an educator and scientist to the State Assembly.  He is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials and a member of the Agriculture, Revenue and Taxation, and Utilities and Energy Committee.