ANIMAL WATCH-Two weeks after a 'fostered' Pit Bull, "Mugsy," from a Los Angeles Animal Services' shelter, viciously attacked and injured the wife of drummer/musical instructor Noel Jasso on July 7, another tragic incident occurred involving a dog being offered for adoption under General Manager Brenda Barnette's "No Kill" policy.
ANIMAL WATCH-On August 29, LA Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette announced the release of a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by the City which would require taxpayers to fund spays/neuters of 20,000 feral cats annually for ten years (about $2,000,000 at today's estimate of $100 per surgery) and release the cats citywide.
ANIMAL WATCH-The "first ever" Prison Dog Training introduced by LA Animal Services GM Brenda Barnette and AGM MeLissa Webber and approved by the LAAS Commission last December got off to an "insensitive" start when the media release sent out on July 29, featured a Black man with a Pit Bull.
ANIMAL WATCH-On July 7, Los Angeles drummer/music instructor Noel Jasso and his wife responded to LA Animal Services GM Brenda Barnette’s media pleas to “foster” a homeless dog to relieve overcrowding after the 4th of July, and they opened their hearts and home to a two-year-old Pit Bull named Mugsy.
ANIMAL WATCH-Dog owners in the city of Los Angeles receive an annual (or multi-year) notice from LA Animal Services to renew their dog's license and provide proof of rabies vaccination, but does General Manager Brenda Barnette have the legal right to use their information for unofficial, non-City solicitations?
ANIMAL WATCH-The two largest public animal sheltering agencies in the U.S. are Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (Director, Marcia Mayeda) and Los Angeles Animal Services (General Manager, Brenda Barnette).
ANIMAL WATCH-On January 9, Commissioner Roger Wolfson of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission requested discussion of a horse racing ban in the City of Los Angeles be agendized soon, in view of the recent deaths of horses at nearby Santa Anita.