ANIMAL WATCH-Last week on City Watch, we discussed the dangerous potential of an item on the LA Animal Services' Commission agenda for November 13 - LAAS Shelters Packed with Pit Bulls, GM Barnette Proposes Licensing Dogs to Homeless with No Address.
ANIMAL WATCH-Isn't it an oxymoron that giving a homeless dog to a homeless person is giving it a "home?" Finding “furever” homes for shelter animals is supposed to be the goal of "No Kill," according to Best Friends Animal Society and Presidential-hopeful Mayor Eric Garcetti.
ANIMAL WATCH-A winsome Pit Bull, named Bailey, is stretched out on a blanket on the Facebook profile page for Oliver Rescue Mission, with a cookie-cutter description designed to grab your heart. Bailey is a “female/spayed Pure-bred Pit Bull who was adopted from the Bakersfield high-kill animal shelter in 2010..."
ANIMAL WATCH-Mayor Eric Garcetti's approval of an $800,000 expenditure of tax funds -- requested by Councilman Paul Koretz and L.A. Animal Services GM Brenda Barnette -- for the City to produce an environmental report (EIR) indicating there will be no negative impact from releasing thousands of feral cats through trap/neuter/release (TNR) programs in LA may come back to bite him in other politically sensitive areas--public health, homelessness, and an outbreak of typhus.
ANIMAL WATCH--A Pit Bull attacked a two-month-old baby boy in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles on October 1, leaving the infant in critical condition.