Initiative Measure. Defines "pounds" and regulates conduct thereof; prescribes duties of poundmasters; prohibits sale, surrender or use of unwanted or unclaimed animals in pounds for scientific, medical, experimental, demonstration or commercial purposes; exempting kennels, buildings or enclosures maintained on own premises by any accredited college, university or any medical research laboratory licensed under State Medical Practice Act, provided cats and dogs therein were bred on the premises or lawfully acquired under provisions of measure; directs that unclaimed and stray animals for which no bona fide home is available be put to death by an approved humane method.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 721126; A: 31.3; N: 1581258; B: 68.7
A. L. Rosemont, Editor and Publisher Western Kennel World; Vincent J. Garrity
Rufus B. Von Kleinsmid, President, University of Southern California; Ray Lyman Wilbur, President, Stanford University; P. K. Gilman, M.D., San Francisco
REGULATION OF POUNDS California Proposition 2 (1938).