On Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is partnering withthe Los Angeles Housing + Community Development Department with participation of the Housing Rights Center to provide the community with an educational workshop on “Pets in Rental Housing,” also being held at the West Los Angeles Animal shelter.
The Department of Animal Services is making significant strides in ensuring the protection and safety of our animals. Euthanasia rates have dropped dramatically in the past two years. We recently were provided new enforcement tools to help ensure our laws protecting animals and the public is upheld. We have also been authorized to fill a number of new and vacant Animal Control Officer (ACO) positions. While we are making progress on many other fronts more is needed to increase adoptions and educate the public on why it is crucial to spay or neuter. We need your help and support on these issues.
The Department is also in the midst of a strategic plan process to obtain public input on determining our priority goals and direction. We recently completed a series of community meeting in each of the 15 Council districts.