Why do L.A. animal shelter volunteers do the work of staff?
To the editor: Thank you for exposing the substandard problems at the city of Los Angeles’ animal shelters. This discussion is prolonged overdue. Even though puppies could be man’s best friend, the shelters also have in their care cats, rabbits, hamsters and other helpless animals.
My daughter has volunteered at our local shelter for yrs and does what she can to deal with issues that would ordinarily be personnel perform. Assuring the cleanliness of foods, h2o and habitat is much too normally delayed, and with alarming success.
Our city need to come across the will and the funds to greatly make improvements to the treatment of these creatures in their cost.
Linda Alexander, Los Angeles
To the editor: Lately I went to the city of Los Angeles’ North Central animal shelter to see if my missing cat was there. It was not, but I hadn’t been there in several years and was completely impressed at the way it is now.
The shelter was thoroughly clean, vibrant and experienced spots to meet up with and enjoy with animals. There were tons of beneficial employees, even in the smaller animal area. Every animal experienced food stuff, water and was clean up. There was no scent wherever.
Sadly, there appeared to be row following row of caged puppies. That no just one has enough time to consider them all out routinely to stroll is not surprising.
As a substitute of tearing the shelters down, The Times need to target on whose fault this is: persons who abandon their animals due to the fact they are inconvenient in some way, and people who fork out $2,000 for a “pure bred” doggy alternatively of adopting.
Lore Spangler, Los Angeles
To the editor: A barrier to shelter canine remaining adopted that I hardly ever see outlined is insurance policy companies’ breed constraints.
I am hunting to undertake a rescue dog. A substantial percentage of shelter and rescue dogs are all or part pit bull, Rottweiler, chow chow or Doberman. My property owner insurance policies plan with Safeco does not include a residence with a canine that is all or portion any of these breeds.
I have seemed into alternate coverage. All of the corporations that never have pet dog breed restrictions provide inferior protection for a increased value.
Ellen Nadel, Los Angeles
To the editor: Many thanks for exposing the catastrophe in animal shelters.
Prevent breeding animals, people. Get pets at a shelter. And even though you are at it, halt breeding individuals. 8 billion folks on the planet — crazy.
Ann Bradley, Los Angeles
To the editor: If you are as disgusted as I am with the town over the ailment of our animal shelters, be sure to connect with and create your council member and the mayor about this.
Far more dollars, additional staff and enhanced amenities are required now.
William Majors, Woodland Hills