Kudos to Sandy Banks for her article on the conditions in South L.A.'s crowded animal shelter. Brenda Barnette, the general manager of L.A. Animal Services, has not provided an adequate explanation for why things have not improved, and surely other officials also must be held accountable.
It makes me so angry to think of all the money spent on political advertising when it could have been spent on clinics for the poor, children's school lunches or, yes, animals in dire straits.
Jesus did not say we are to serve shareholder value; he told us to serve others in need. As with those who can't care for themselves, animals that could be anyone's pet deserve help.