ANIMAL WATCH - Pit Bull Awareness Day will be celebrated on October 22, 2022, according to the American Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPCA), as the emotional wounds of our nation and beyond are still fresh from the horrific mauling and deaths of two small children in Memphis, TN, by the family’s beloved Pit Bulls.
ANIMAL WATCH - Anyone who has volunteered or otherwise worked with Los Angeles Animal Services is especially grateful to see the L.A. Times coverage of the overcrowding problems that have been increasing for years under GM Brenda Barnette and Councilman Paul Koretz, but have now become a “ticking time bomb,” according to a former-California shelter director.
ANIMAL WATCH - There is undoubtedly more than one Pit Bull-attack victim who won’t applaud the recent announcement that-a new Ohio Pit Bull “Dog Friendly” license plate has been issued on September 9 and that Best Friends Animal Society sees this as “a step in the right direction.”
ANIMAL WATCH - A family pet Pit Bull brutally killed an 82-year-old retired schoolteacher who was the mother of its owner on July 12.
ANIMAL WATCH - On August 30, Judie Mancuso, CEO of Social Compassion for Animals, and sponsor of AB 1881, introduced by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, sent a news release to Cal-Animals (California Animal Welfare Association), announcing “AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, Fails to Pass the Senate.”
ANIMAL WATCH - Best Friends Animal Society appears to be in the midst of a political campaign to revoke the rights of cities, villages, towns and states nationwide to pass or enforce Breed Specific Laws (BSL) for public safety, including prohibiting Pit Bulls or other dangerous dog breeds.