Current Status Bill Number:
4562Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980203Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: SharpeDrafted Document Number: bbm/9639jm.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980224Subject: Prevent A Litter Month, February, 1998, designated as; Spay Day USA 1998, February 24, 1998, designated as; Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980224 Received from Senate Senate 19980224 Adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19980219 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 10 SI Senate 19980217 Introduced, referred to Committee 10 SI House 19980212 Adopted, sent to Senate House 19980211 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19980203 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
February 19, 1998
S. Printed 2/19/98--S.
Read the first time February 17, 1998.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4562), designating February, 1998, as "Prevent a Litter Month", etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
DESIGNATING FEBRUARY, 1998, AS "PREVENT A LITTER MONTH" AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1998, AS "SPAY DAY USA 1998" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, dogs and cats give companionship to and share the homes of over 50,000,000 individuals in the United States; and
Whereas, two unaltered cats and their kittens can produce 420,000 more cats in seven years and two unaltered dogs and their puppies can produce 67,000 more dogs in six years; and
Whereas, humane societies and shelters euthanize eight to ten million dogs and cats each year, although many of them are healthy and adoptable, simply because there are not enough good homes; and
Whereas, the problem of companion animal overpopulation costs the taxpayers of this county millions of dollars annually through animal control programs aimed at coping with the millions of unwanted dogs and cats; and
Whereas, spaying and neutering dogs and cats have been shown to drastically reduce dog and cat overpopulation; and
Whereas, veterinarians, humane societies, and national and local animal protection organizations worked together to ensure the spaying or neutering of more than 78,000 companion animals through "Spay Day USA" in 1997; and
Whereas, veterinarians, humane societies, and national and local animal protection organizations have joined together again to advocate the spaying and neutering of companion animals during "Prevent A Litter Month" and on "Spay Day USA 1998"; and
Whereas, it would be beneficial for the citizens of the Palmetto State to observe "Prevent A Litter Month" and "Spay Day USA 1998" by having their own dogs or cats spayed or neutered or by sponsoring the spaying or neutering of another person's dog or cat. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, designates February, 1998, as "Prevent A Litter Month" and Tuesday, February 24, 1998, as "Spay Day USA 1998" in South Carolina.