By a vote of 13-2 Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a ban that would keep stores from selling commercially bred dogs, cats or rabbits.
Gov. Jerry Brown says repealing the Hayden law could save $23 million — but one city councilman strongly disagrees.
City Controller Wendy Greuel said the Department of Animal Services has failed to keep accurate records of the thousands of animals at its shelters.
A National Guard armory in Sylmar is among the facilities extending their services through the winter to provide meals, showers and lodging to those in need.