Calif. Senate approves 2 bills to boost animal protection, identification

Legislation to bolster in-state laws pertaining to animal neglect and cruelty was approved by the California Senate. One measure would ban the sale of animals on street corners, boardwalks and other such temporary retail locations, while also leveling higher assessments against those found guilty of animal neglect. Separately, the state Senate also approved a measure requiring that cats and dogs that are claimed or adopted from shelters to be microchipped to allow for easier identification in the future.

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