Upgrades to outdated, overcrowded county animal shelters, including relocating facilities, is being considered by Los Angeles County officials.
Los Angeles city shelters are making this the first month that no adoptable animals are killed at their facilities.
Pet advocates are fighting like cats and dogs to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23 million by ending reimbursements to animal shelters for the cost of keeping strays alive.
Personnel at six of the city’s animal shelters were reportedly required to turn over weapons and ammunition to Los Angeles Polices Department officers Thursday under orders from the head of the city’s Department of Animal Services.
The rise in the number of homeless pets has fueled a local boom in illegal shelters where mass breeders hope to make a quick buck.