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March 9, 2006
Re "A silly sting," editorial, March 6 To say that city of Orange authorities have better things to do than enforce federal immigration laws is simply not true. Arresting these people and getting them out of our country should be the job of all of our law enforcement agencies. To say that we should not arrest them because they will be back is illogical. They are breaking the law and stealing jobs from legal persons. By working for nonliving wages, illegal immigrants have taken over whole job sectors that were filled by people who used to do the work for a living wage.
September 14, 1988
In an effort to reduce the number of lost or abandoned pets that roam the streets and are eventually put to death, Los Angeles officials are embarking on a pilot program to sterilize pound puppies and kittens at a younger age. Traditional veterinary medicine holds that pets are not ready to be spayed or neutered until they reach 6 months, but that philosophy is changing, according to Robert Rush, general manager of the city Department of Animal Regulation.
April 27, 1985
The public will have an opportunity to comment on leash-law enforcement at Los Angeles parks at a hearing Wednesday evening before the city Animal Regulation Commission. The hearing was called in response to complaints by dog owners who frequent Laurel Canyon Park, in the mountains above Studio City, that animal control officers have been overzealous in enforcement of the leash law.
November 26, 1987
Feeding coyotes, oppossums, raccoons or other non-domesticated critters would be outlawed within the city limits under an ordinance approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council. The ordinance, which awaits Mayor Tom Bradley's signature, was pushed by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky and Lila Brooks, Director of California Wildlife Defenders. "It seems as though these wild animals are losing their fear of humans and are becoming threats to public health and safety," Yaroslavsky said.
August 9, 1990
The city has expanded its door-to-door licensing of pets to include horses, Robert I. Rush, general manager of the city's Department of Animal Regulation, has announced. Equine licenses, which cost $14 annually, previously could be purchased only through the mail, City Hall or at animal care and control centers. Officials said they have expanded the service in hopes of licensing more horses. The city licenses 1,500 horses, but some estimates place the horse population as high as 20,000.
January 30, 1993
Overriding a mayoral veto, the City Council on Friday placed a measure on the April ballot to increase the authority of the citizen commission that oversees the city's animal shelters. The measure would change the Animal Regulation Commission from an advisory group to the policy-making body for the Department of Animal Regulation, which has a $7-million budget and about 200 employees. The department has been under fire in recent months. In May, General Manager Robert I.
April 12, 1989
The cost of ignoring dog license fees in Los Angeles has gone up sharply under a policy adopted by the city Department of Animal Regulation. Previously, people who did not pay on time were charged a late fee and could pay up to $28 for the annual license. As of April 1, however, two special officers have been in the field issuing citations to people who fail to purchase a license after a second notice has been sent. Those citations, said Robert I. Rush, general manager of the department, "require a court appearance and can cost the scofflaw dog owner as much as $65.50 in fines and assessments."
March 10, 1988
The new City of the Los Angeles North Central Animal Care and Control Center has been opened to the public, according to Robert I. Rush, General manager of the Department of Animal Regulation. The new building replaces the Ann Street District Animal Shelter, which was built in 1927 at 215 W. Ann St. The new structure is located at 3201 Lacy St., near Avenue 26 and the Pasadena Freeway. It well continue to use the Ann Street telephone numbers to lessen confusion.
October 6, 1993
The executive director of the Humane Society of Sonoma County has been named director of the troubled Los Angeles Department of Animal Regulation, ending a 18-month search. Dan C. Knapp, 38, will take over the $82,000-a-year post Jan. 1. He replaces Robert I. Rush, who resigned from the department in 1992 after 24 years.
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