AB 485
(O'Donnell)
Pet Rescue and Adoption Act
October 13, 2017

A landmark bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown today. In addition to the ban, AB 485, introduced by Assembly members Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) and Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills), and sponsored by Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL), will require that stores offer dogs, cats, and rabbits from shelters and rescue groups.