SACRAMENTO – A herd of animal measures will once again challenge state lawmakers this year.
And La Jolla Assemblyman George Plescia is in the middle of the pack, carrying a trio of measures, from the serious to the playful.
On a somber note, the Republican proposes to toughen penalties for those who kill or injure police dogs – an outgrowth of the New Year's Eve loss of Stryker, a Belgian Malinois who drowned when a cornered suspect jumped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge with the dog in tow.
On a lighter note, Plescia has introduced a resolution that would declare June 20 as “take your dog to work day.” Plescia said it would spotlight “how healthy it is to have a dog” and “encourage people to go to the Humane Society to adopt a dog.”
No word yet on whether cat fanciers will yowl for equality.
Bring your dog to work day? Sounds like something that would be fun for my people but very boring for me. I'd much rather stay home and chase squirrels.