Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Hosts Free Pet Health and Safety Fair

Hayward, California (EastBayDaily) — Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) will host a free Pet Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, July 14 in front of Hayward City Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The public is invited to bring their pets to this event, which will offer free pet health screenings by the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association and pet fire safety tips from the Hayward Fire Department. The Fair also features pet adoptions through the Hayward Animal Shelter.

“Pets are important members of the family, and it’s our responsibility to ensure their well-being and maintain the best quality of life for our animals,” stated Assemblymember Mary Hayashi. “I’m pleased to sponsor this event to help the public learn more about pet health, pet safety and how spaying and neutering saves lives.”

According to the United States Humane Society, more than 70,000 dogs and cats are born each day, and there are simply not enough homes for these animals.

Spaying and neutering is the primary solution to reducing pet overpopulation and lowering euthanasia rates at overcrowded shelters. To assist the public on this issue, the fair will provide important information about low-cost spay and neuter services in the Hayward and East Bay area. The East Bay SPCA will also be providing a limited number of vouchers for free spay and neuter services.

The event will be held on the Hayward City Hall grounds at 777 B Street. The number of free health screenings is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. For the safety of all, participants need to have their pets on a leash or in a pet carrier.

For more information, please call Assemblymember Mary Hayashi’s district office at (510) 583-8818.

Assemblymember Mary Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.


Chris Parman