ASPCA, Humane Society React to Schwarzenegger Plan to Shorten Animal Shelter Holds

As a result of the state’s budget crisis, California-funded animal shelters are facing some serious setbacks as lawmakers consider euthanizing strays in as little as three days, rather then the current six-day minimum holding period already in place.

Animal advocates argue that cutting funds to shelters would make animals the victims of recession without making a significant dent in the budget deficit.

It is estimated that this would save the state nearly $14 million annually.

Animal groups and organizations are attempting to come up with possible alternatives to the cut in hold times for pets, such as paying shelters for successful adoptions rather than paying them to euthanize animals.


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