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May 6, 1991
I am writing in response to a story April 18 about a dog that made its way from Van Nuys to its home in Simi Valley in 12 days. After the dog survived heaven knows what on the road, the family has decided to keep it. I can only hope that no one takes this as an example of responsible pet ownership. You quoted the owner as saying, as the dog broke into traffic, "Well, that's the end of that. Thank God I got rid of the dog." If that quotation is correct, it doesn't sound like these people care for the dog, but will keep the dog now that it is a "celebrity."
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February 11, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Scarlet, Deakin, Fudge, Nugget and Shyla are in the prime of life and pretty good-looking to boot, but their puppy-making days ended for good Tuesday in the back of a big blue van in Sylmar. Nine dogs and a cat named Smokey marched up the stairs of the Lucy Pet Foundation's mobile spay and neuter clinic, unaware of what they were in for in the parking lot of Pet Supreme. Lucy, the Chihuahua whose picture is on the side of the bus, stood by for moral support. And here's the story: Actor Dick Van Patten, a guest on "The John Davidson Show" in 1981, struck up a conversation with the drummer in the show's band.
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OPINION
April 18, 1993
Thank you for your insightful editorial on Prop. 5. As one who has done humane work, especially in the field of spaying and neutering, I am so grateful that you took such a strong stand. Placing this department under a "citizen" commission, however well-intentioned, will only muddy responsibility. Too many good-hearted people do not have to face the day-to-day realities of the streets for both the animals and the brave officers who face many very real and constant dangers to save injured and abused animals.
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July 16, 2009 | MEGHAN DAUM
Have you seen the billboards around town that say "Protect Your Right to Own a Pet"? They show a child hugging a puppy and provide a website, exposeanimalrights.com, flanked by international "no" symbols (a circle with a slash though it) containing the initials PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and HSUS (Humane Society of the United States). When I first passed one a couple of weeks ago, I was confused.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1996
Re: 'A Vet in Battle," Jan. 29. Hugo Martin has captured the plight of city animal control and especially of "Dr. Dena [Mangiamele]." However, the long days and crushing workload are pervasive in this tragically understaffed department. Dr. Dena is typical of the dedicated, professional management team being put together by new General Manager Gary Olsen to revive and revise the downtrodden agency. But no matter how good their plans to modernize methods and lower the euthanasia rate, nothing can be implemented without employees and decent facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1993
The article "Giving Strays a Leash on Life" (Feb. 13) presented an accurate, thorough picture of animal control services in southern Orange County and the growing movement to pro-life, humane shelters. As a representative of ARF, the Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point Inc., I am happy to report to that the response we have had since the article has been overwhelming. In addition to needing funds for animal foster care, spaying and neutering etc., we had a special fund-raiser underway for a 2-year-old abandoned cocker spaniel named Bud in need of expensive cataract surgery to restore his sight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1988
I simply cannot believe the energy, hue and cry that is expended about abortion (which has always been with us and always will). Where are these same concerned people when abused children cry out for help? Or when the homeless child sleeps on the sidewalk? Where are they when unwanted children are languishing in orphanages or shuffled from foster parent to foster parent? The animal protection league does more to promote the care and consideration of animals than pro-lifers do for existing children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1997
I am an employee of the Humane Society of Ventura County. I am writing in regard to your articles about my employer. I am a kennel attendant. I work here because of my love for animals. It is my job to take care of them, to see that each and every dog gets a half-hour or more of exercise every day. I make sure they get a warm blanket at night, work with them in breaking any bad habits, and see that they get fresh water and as much attention as I can provide in between. I am offended and appalled that you could insinuate we kill our animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | GINI BARRETT, Gini Barrett, a member of the Los Angeles Animal Regulation Commission, is Western regional director for the American Humane Assn
How much do you love your cat? Enough to make sure your cat is returned if it strays from home? Enough to contribute to the cost of sheltering it while you are being tracked down? It's hard to imagine a cat lover who would say no to these questions. Yet there are cat owners who object to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's proposal for a cat licensing fee, which would make these benefits possible, and more.
OPINION
July 16, 2009 | MEGHAN DAUM
Have you seen the billboards around town that say "Protect Your Right to Own a Pet"? They show a child hugging a puppy and provide a website, exposeanimalrights.com, flanked by international "no" symbols (a circle with a slash though it) containing the initials PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and HSUS (Humane Society of the United States). When I first passed one a couple of weeks ago, I was confused.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2008 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
The first phone call came a couple of years ago. A man was on the line, recalled Ellen Lavinthal, president of the rescue group Animal Alliance, and he said, "I have a litter of kittens. I need to get rid of them." She picked up the kittens and dropped off a voucher that would allow the owner to get the mother spayed at a low cost. Six months later, the man called back. "He said, 'I've got another litter. Are you going to come get them?' " Lavinthal did. And she dropped off another voucher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
What appeared to be a straightforward proposal by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine to neuter California's dogs and cats instead met massive opposition and may have spawned a potentially powerful lobby that now plans to play a significant role fighting for pet owners' rights nationwide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2006 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Since taking office last summer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has urged his employees to be creative and think outside the box. Taking that advice to heart, the chief of the Los Angeles Animal Services Department paired with a Hooters restaurant in Hollywood for a bikini contest to raise money for city neutering and spaying programs. But the howls of protests that greeted animal services chief Ed Boks' fundraising plan forced him to reconsider.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000
Re the city's spay / neuter proposal: Those of us who work at animal shelters can no longer stand killing hundreds of thousands of adoptable animals every year in Los Angeles because there are no consequences for letting your animal breed uncontrollably. [Pet] breeders will have the public think that those of us for this proposal are against any animals being bred, but that is not the case. This proposal will stop backyard breeders trying to make a quick buck without any concern for the quality of the litter or where that litter ends up. If you are wondering why we need this mandatory spay / neuter ordinance, visit your local animal shelter and watch them kill a healthy, friendly, adoptable dog or cat. You shouldn't have to look far. It happens every single day. KRISTA FOWLER Mission Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | GINI BARRETT, Gini Barrett, a member of the Los Angeles Animal Regulation Commission, is Western regional director for the American Humane Assn
How much do you love your cat? Enough to make sure your cat is returned if it strays from home? Enough to contribute to the cost of sheltering it while you are being tracked down? It's hard to imagine a cat lover who would say no to these questions. Yet there are cat owners who object to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's proposal for a cat licensing fee, which would make these benefits possible, and more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1997
I am an employee of the Humane Society of Ventura County. I am writing in regard to your articles about my employer. I am a kennel attendant. I work here because of my love for animals. It is my job to take care of them, to see that each and every dog gets a half-hour or more of exercise every day. I make sure they get a warm blanket at night, work with them in breaking any bad habits, and see that they get fresh water and as much attention as I can provide in between. I am offended and appalled that you could insinuate we kill our animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2008 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
The first phone call came a couple of years ago. A man was on the line, recalled Ellen Lavinthal, president of the rescue group Animal Alliance, and he said, "I have a litter of kittens. I need to get rid of them." She picked up the kittens and dropped off a voucher that would allow the owner to get the mother spayed at a low cost. Six months later, the man called back. "He said, 'I've got another litter. Are you going to come get them?' " Lavinthal did. And she dropped off another voucher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1996
Re: 'A Vet in Battle," Jan. 29. Hugo Martin has captured the plight of city animal control and especially of "Dr. Dena [Mangiamele]." However, the long days and crushing workload are pervasive in this tragically understaffed department. Dr. Dena is typical of the dedicated, professional management team being put together by new General Manager Gary Olsen to revive and revise the downtrodden agency. But no matter how good their plans to modernize methods and lower the euthanasia rate, nothing can be implemented without employees and decent facilities.
OPINION
April 18, 1993
Thank you for your insightful editorial on Prop. 5. As one who has done humane work, especially in the field of spaying and neutering, I am so grateful that you took such a strong stand. Placing this department under a "citizen" commission, however well-intentioned, will only muddy responsibility. Too many good-hearted people do not have to face the day-to-day realities of the streets for both the animals and the brave officers who face many very real and constant dangers to save injured and abused animals.
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