‘Blood slave’ donor dogs may be rescued by regular dogs like yours if this California law passes

Friday, February 8, 2019

A new bill would radically revamp California’s animal blood bank industry by allowing donations from volunteer dogs that live at home with their humans — rather than exclusively from “closed colony” animals that often are kept captive and bled regularly before they’re put up for adoption.

“We can do so much better for the animals in our state,” said Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, who introduced AB 366 on Monday, Feb. 4, in a statement. “California’s pet blood banking system is outdated and inhumane; this bill balances animal welfare and the need for safe, essential animal blood through voluntary, community-based collection methods.”