ACR 56
Official State Pet
September 8, 2015

This bill made the shelter pet the Official State Pet. Every year California euthanizes over 500,000 pets that end up in our overflowing shelters across the state. ACR 56, authored by Assembly Member Eric Linder and co-authored by Assembly Member Wilk, and sponsored by our friends at State Humane Association of California and SCIL. We hope to raise the visibility of these poor lost lives. The shelter pet is now the official state symbol right alongside the California Grizzly Bear (State Animal), the California Red-Legged Frog (State Amphibian), and the California Poppy (State Flower).