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ANIMAL WATCH-Mayor Eric Garcetti’s cuts to the Los Angeles Animal Services’ budget for 2020-21 are being blamed by General Manager Brenda Barnette for the need to close the West Valley animal shelter, decrease Animal Control Officers’ hours, and reduce other vital safety services, but the costs in human and animal lives could be deadly, especially considering the city’s already high dog-attack statistics in it shelters and streets. 

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ANIMAL WATCH-On October 8, Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager announced a “Big-Dog” Adoption Event. (“Big-Dogs” encompasses Pit Bulls, officially listed at LA shelters as ‘mixed-breed,” other Bully breeds -- and an occasional German Shepherd.)

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ANIMAL WATCH-As California wildfires rage near Los Angeles borders, reviving vivid memories of LA's 2017 "largest fire in history" declared by Mayor Eric Garcetti, does LA Animal Services GM Brenda Barnette have an emergency plan to reopen the two COVID-closed City animal shelters as temporary refuge for pets who are victims?

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ANIMAL WATCH-On September 10, a lawsuit was filed in LA Superior Court by former Los Angeles Animal Services volunteer Kelly Kaneko, who was injured in a violent attack by a German Shepherd, named Jax, at the City's North Central Shelter on October 31, 2019. 

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