San Francisco SPCA Advocacy Day Tuesday April 16, 2024

2nd Annual Animal Advocacy Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Join animal advocates from across the state for a day of action at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. We invite you to come advocate for animals and their people, and meet with elected officials. Feel free to bring a friend! This will be a fun, energizing day, and we will provide you with all the tools you need. Together, we can speak with a powerful voice and we can make a difference.

Questions? Contact specialevents@sfspca.org

Please Note: We will use your address to identify your lawmakers and set up meetings for you on the day of the event.

If you would like to RSVP for Advocacy Day, please reach out to specialevents@sfspca.org

Event Agenda

9:00am: Check in at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento

9:30am: Welcome Program—what to say and what to do, review fact sheets for the legislation, and legislation roundtable

10:30am: Walk to the Sacramento Capitol Annex nearby

11:00am–3:30pm: Attend 2–meetings with elected officials (we will set up the meetings for you in advance)

3:30pm–4:00pm: Wrap up and evaluations

Priority Bills

Learn more about the three important animal welfare bills we will support at Animal Advocacy Day this year.

AB 2216 would limit landlords’ ability to charge monthly pet rent, prevent tenants from owning pets without reasonable justifications for their policy, and other practices that prevent tenants from owning pets and/or that result in tenants relinquishing their pets to shelters.

SB 1233  requests that the University of California and Western University of Health Sciences establish standards and certification for providing High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter Surgical Techniques and offer curriculum in their veterinary medicine programs.

AB 2248  would limit some predatory practices that commercial puppy sellers use to sell puppies, including the use of non-refundable deposits before important information is disclosed.

Visit this page often, as it is updated regularly to provide status updates, along with instructions on how you can provide support. 

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