Los Angeles isn't a so-called "no kill" city when it comes to unwanted pets that end up in public shelters. But it's getting closer, says the group Best Friends Animal Society. The organization boasted this week that far fewer public shelter animals were killed in January compared to one year ago:
Will a 6-minute screen test save the worthy?
Remember when Animal Services officers had to give up their guns, at a time when it didn't seem like the city department knew exactly how many weapons it even had? Well today city Controller Wendy Greuel spelled it out in an audit of Animal Services: "Department officials ... neglected to perform p ... More >>
In an effort to join the modern world, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is letting dog owners license their pets online -- finally joining pretty much every other major city in the U.S. L.A.'s troubled and problem-riddled Animal Services agency -- the big department has failed for yea ... More >>
Obnoxious L.A. pet owners face $250 fine
Do unproven groups and extremist Pamelyn Ferdin have City Hall's ear?
Opposing ViewsMaybe we're just being paranoid and/or hypersensitive, but L.A. Animal Services' adopt-a-pet campaign looks to be landing on the racist (slash classist) side of PSA advertising these days. The ferocious bloggers at Opposing Views have posted photos of two banners, for contrast: ... More >>
Joe DutyUpdated at the bottom: Animal services chief Brenda Barnette responds, says this has nothing to do with Greuel's audit. First posted at 4:16 p.m. It appears that L.A. city Animal Services officers were made to give up the weapons they use to put down threatening animals. It isn't cl ... More >>
Laid-back L.A. Animal Services department takes months to stop problem barkers
Where have all the puppies gone?No, this is not a Disney movie about a herd of adorable animals who scheme up a shelter-break and roam the adorable streets of Silver Lake. Nope. This is some fishy corrupt-city-worker business, according to today's Los Angeles Times, which compares the myster ... More >>