A bill of rights for cats and dogs? California lawmakers are considering one

Americans enjoy a Bill of Rights, and soon California pets could as well.

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would enshrine a dog and cat bill of rights into state law, requiring every animal shelter and animal rescue group to post a copy of said rights on their premises.

Assembly Bill 1881, introduced by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, enumerates seven fundamental rights that every dog and cat in California would have.