The Hollister City Council has given the city attorney permission to draft an ordinance to mandate the sterilization of all Chihuahuas and “pit bulls” in city limits.
This is in response to a recent report by the Hollister Animal Control stating that there has been a significant increase in shelter intake, euthanasia, and dog attacks among these breeds, although the term “pit bull” is not defined.
The AKC opposes all breed-specific and mandatory spay/neuter proposals. These proposals are discriminatory, difficult to enforce, and fail to address the true problem of irresponsible ownership. We encourage all responsible dog owners residing in Hollister to contact city officials and respectfully request they not move forward with this proposal.
How You Can Help:
- Contact the Mayor, Vice Mayor, and council members and respectfully express your opposition to the mandatory sterilization of specific breeds.
Contact information is as follows:
Mailing address for all city officials:
The Honorable _______ (Insert Name)
City of Hollister
375 Fifth Street
Hollister, CA 95023
Mayor Victor Gomez
Phone: (831) 245-6446
Vice Mayor Pauline Valdivia (Also represents District 3)
Phone: (831) 637-9275
Council Member Ray Friend (District 1)
Phone: (831) 419-1984
Council Member Eugenia Sanchez (District 2)
Phone: (831) 801-9057
Council Member Doug Emerson (District 4)
Phone: (831) 637-8399
For more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hollister City Council has given the city attorney permission to draft an ordinance to mandate…