ANIMAL WATCH--In a geographic area where media reports of Pit Bull and other dangerous dog attacks on humans and pets have become common, the chilling public mauling of a 7-year-old girl at A Passion for Paws Akita Ranch, a rescue kennel in Romoland--75 miles southeast of Los Angeles--sent shockwaves through Southern California.
ANIMAL WATCH--The Los Angeles Animal Services Commission on March 28 upheld GM Brenda Barnette's decision that a 4-year-old Dogo Argentino (large Pit Bull-type dog, photo above) which escaped from a yard and brutally mauled a passing jogger in a Northridge community should be declared a 'dangerous dog.'
ANIMAL WATCH--Nativo Lopez, 68, immigrant-rights activist (born Larry Lopez and eulogized by long-time friend and political ally L.A. City Councilman Gil Cedillo as Nativo Lopez Vigil), died last week from cancer, according to news sources. Lopez was also called the 'Don King of Cockfights.'
ANIMAL WATCH--Los Angeles Animal Services' General Manager Brenda Barnette, local cat rescuers, shelter volunteers, Best Friends Animal Society and other 'trap-neuter-release' (TNR) advocates claim feral and stray cats are the cause of LA not being a 'No Kill' city. We are told if we would just spend more money on trap-neuter-release (TNR), L.A. would rank as a leader in humaneness.
ANIMAL WATCH--"No Kill" has been a gruesome experiment that has resulted in the painful mauling and deaths of thousands of innocent people and far more pets by Pit Bulls.
ANIMAL WATCH-Councilman Paul Koretz basked in the adoration of “pet rescuers” -- and especially a few large and affluent animal charities -- after he introduced the Puppy-Mill Pet Shop Ban in 2012, making zoning changes to permit citywide kennels known as “rescued-pet shops."