Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and local Petco stores recently teamed up for the annual weeklong Donation Drive for Animals. Donations benefited the San Diego Humane Society and PAWS San Diego. “The ASPCA is thrilled to once again work on this important event with Assemblymember Maienschein and we are grateful for Petco’s active participation,” said ASPCA Vice President of State Affairs Kevin O’Neill. “Donations from this event will greatly assist San Diego Humane Society and PAWS San Diego in their mission to provide support for companion animals throughout the region.”

Maienschein has authored two recent bills to help animals and their owners – Assembly Bills 316 and 494 were both introduced this year to help animals facing danger, whether from natural disaster or domestic abuse. Both were signed by Governor Brown.

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