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Alleged Animal Abuse in L.A. County

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xxL.A. Dog Abuse
February 12, 2008, 07:02:56 AM by Dave
The No Kill Advocacy Center filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County, its Department of Animal Care and Control, and the Department's Director, Marcia Mayeda. The lawsuit alleges unlawful and abusive treatment of animals at all six Los Angeles County animal shelters.

The complaint, (WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES INCLUDED) which is 29 pages long (PDF), includes a number of allegations of against the department, including:

  • Kills healthy and treatable animals before their state mandated holding period expires;
  • Misclassifies animals as "ill" or "injured" in order to kill them before their holding period expires even though the animals are not irremediably suffering as required by state law;
  • Kills lost animals without making reasonable attempts to find the animals' owners;
  • Fails to provide adequate veterinary care to impounded animals, resulting in animal deaths;
  • Fails to provide adequate nutrition, water, shelter and exercise to impounded animals and to treat the animals humanely and kindly;
  • Refuses to release animals to rescue groups that are willing to care for the animals until adoptive homes can be found and, instead, kills the animals.

I put this on the homepage, and I also have a seperate page for this story.
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Reply 11: February 14, 2008, 02:41:14 PM by Angel-Dancer
Definitely well said Gail.  Thankfully there are many people out there who truly love animals and understand their right to live too.  I surely hope the publicity causes change for the better for the animals.  You are so right, there is no reason it cannot happen.

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Reply 12: February 14, 2008, 02:55:01 PM by Doc Stan
These people will go as far as we let them. The only way to stop them is to grab them and pull them
out from under the rock they hide under and expose them to the light of day. Like a slug.  The light
will have them trying to hide under a bigger rock.  That is what U are doing to them when U put them up for inspection with the media.  they run like ants under a boot.    Doc.............. hand

    It's called no balls...

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Reply 13: February 14, 2008, 04:07:09 PM by Angel-Dancer
Than we will have to send them all valentines cards and share our love.  They feel our love, come out to share and we stomp them.

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Reply 14: February 14, 2008, 05:14:14 PM by Doc Stan
Good Thinking..  Doc.. clapping big hug

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Reply 15: February 14, 2008, 09:02:15 PM by Malnmutt
I have mixed feelings about this and if anyone cares to PM me about it, I'll gladly expound on it. It's a public forum however, so I cannot do so here. But I have a lot of opinions on it. A LOT.

xx Re: L.A. Dog Abuse
Reply 16: February 14, 2008, 09:41:25 PM by minniesmom
Dave here:

Please feel free to share your thoughts here.  We are not one-sided, this is an open forum and if there are things we should consider that we have not, we all would benefit from an exchange of ideas.


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Reply 17: February 15, 2008, 01:52:26 AM by Malnmutt
Heh, no it's not that. I know some folks involved and they are involved in my shelter as well.

But thank you for reassuring me that ya'll are cool. Which I totally already knew. Smiley

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Reply 18: February 29, 2008, 02:28:28 PM by beckybaker
We got Cooper from the West Valley shelter in LA. How scary.

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Reply 19: March 01, 2008, 12:44:47 AM by Angel-Dancer
Ya know there are many shelters that are less than ideal for animals, not just the LA shelter.  I am just hoping the publicity will make shelters take more humane measures.
I know before the AC shelter here was granted some money to remodel and improve, they PTS many more animals a lot sooner than they do now.  They had the reputation of being animal killers for a long long time.  They still have the reputation, they are still not the ideal shelter for animals, but they are a lot better than they use to be.
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