Thursday, April 21, 2011

Palm Springs, CA: National animal group files lawsuit about Palm Springs Animal Shelter




Any lawsuit filed by ALDF could very well be bogus. They are notorious as a radical animal rights group.

National animal group files lawsuit about Palm Springs Animal Shelter

A lawsuit filed today by an animal rights group accuses the Palm Springs Animal Shelter of euthanizing animals too quickly and of lax recordkeeping.
 The suit filed at the Larson Justice Center by the Animal Legal Defense Fund names four Riverside County residents who volunteered at the shelter as plaintiffs.

The complaint alleges that the shelter violated the Palm Springs municipal code by euthanizing animals before the required five-day holding period.
"There is a holding period required by law that says animals must be held for a certain amount of time so that somebody can come in and find them and adopt them," said Michelle Lee, an attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund. ``These animals are not given that chance.''
A city representative did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the suit.
But Palm Springs City Councilwoman Ginny Foat, a member of the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, called the allegations in the lawsuit ``ludicrous.''
``We never, ever euthanize adoptable animals,'' she said.
She said the shelter only euthanizes animals that are vicious or very ill, deeming them ``unadoptable.''
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