Re "Shelter workers say pets will suffer if jobs are cut," Aug. 12
Cutting staff at the city's already short-handed animal shelters would have disastrous results and should not even be considered an option in L.A.'s budget process. With today's shaky economy, including the foreclosure crisis and soaring gas prices, shelters are taking in record numbers of animals for whom people can no longer care. Meanwhile, adoptions are at an all-time low. There could not be a less responsible time to reduce staff and resources at the city's animal shelters.