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Appoint a No Kill General Manager for LA Animal Services so that all healthy and adoptable animals are placed in loving homes
Petition Background (Preamble):
As concerned Los Angeles citizens, taxpayers, members of rescue groups and animal advocacy organizations and visitors to your city, we are appalled by:
1) the unconscionable number of animals killed in LA animal shelters. In 2008, LAAS reports that they killed over 19,600 animals, while only 26,285 were adopted (a 30% kill increase from 2007);
2) the horrific conditions in the shelters that cause animals to further suffer and deteriorate, and the killing of dogs and cats for space; and
3) the lack of accountability and outreach to the public by the Department of Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS). Increasing public participation and volunteerism, including growing foster programs, are crucial to how other cities work towards and achieve No Kill results. Los Angeles is rich but under utilized with community support and compassion for animals.
Please Appoint a progressive, No Kill committed General Manager to run LA Animal Services who will work towards the goal of guaranteeing that all healthy and adoptable animals are placed in loving homes and not to be killed.
The Appoint a No Kill General Manager for LA Animal Services so that all healthy and adoptable animals are placed in loving homes petition to Mayor Villaraigosa was written by M Lachtman and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: animals, manager, general, mayor, villaraigosa, services, appoint, killed, angeles, public, towards, shelters, loving, healthy, adoptable, placed, homes, build, general manager, mayor villaraigosa, animal services, los an