He's the one guy you'd expect to love and care for dogs. But prosecutors allege that Charles Ferguson, owner of J.R. Ewing Guard Dogs, abused his pooches. Ferguson, who denies the allegations, goes on trial today, and the group Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) w ... More >>
A Northridge man allegedly lashed out at his girlfriend's cat after he tried to pull it out of her closet and it wouldn't budge, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) says. The cat bit, and the poor feline was beaten severely, the organization says. Now suspect A ... More >>
People are losing their homes, trying to find scarce jobs, and struggling to put food on the table right here in L.A. But the real issue today is ... cruelty to lobsters. Yeah, the spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is upset over a choose-your-own-lobster meal at the L.A. Co ... More >>
We're a sad bunch of self-centered, narcissistic, good-looking people, Los Angeles. Stop checking yourself in the mirror for just a second to realize that when you start a trend involving living beings, they reproduce, and the world is stuck with them. Witness the sorry plight of the Chihuahua, wh ... 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 >>
If only dogs could bark the word "mistake"On September 22, yours truly reported on the continued mishaps of L.A. Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette. The story told of a possible, strange alliance between the City and radical animal activists Pamelyn Ferdin of the Animal Defense ... More >>
Do unproven groups and extremist Pamelyn Ferdin have City Hall's ear?
No longer the "it" pup in L.A.Does anyone else find it ironic that in this self-absorbed bastion of PETA-loving celebutards yesterday's top dog for Hollywood types -- the Chihuahua -- has been kicked to the curb like trash? Really, L.A? We reported this week how the Society for the Preventi ... More >>
Dear fellow Southern Californians: Sometimes we can be real idiots. Maybe we can be forgiven for going through that Hummer phase, where every neighbor's SUV had to be bigger than the next. Or for buying that 4,000-square-foot house we couldn't afford and abandoning ship when those "balloon p ... More >>
Through HOPE, the humanist impulse hits home
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