Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Citrus Heights-budget workshop set

THURSDAY, April 28, 2011
Citrus Heights budget workshop set
What:The Citrus Heights City Council will hold a workshop to discuss the city's 2011-12 budget. The city's Animal Care and Regulation Citizens Advisory Committee will present its report and recommendations on Animal Services.
When: 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, council chambers, 7117 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kennel Club boycotts Hollister businesses for dog law

Let's hope that Santa Clara KC and others will follow this example set by Gavilan KC. 

 Kennel Club boycotts Hollister businesses for dog law
The annual Gavilan Kennel Club dog show at Bolado Park will return April 
30, but with a slightly different feel than past years - as its members 
are trying to rid themselves of all associations with Hollister 
businesses due to the city's mandate for two dog types to get spayed or 
In response to the new Hollister spay and neuter ordinance approved in 
October of last year, the dog show organizers are telling owners to 
avoid spending money in Hollister - and move their business to 
neighboring Tres Pinos, San Juan Bautista or Santa Clara County.

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.''

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bakersfield: Animal Control Commissioner Found To Have Hundreds Of Cats In Home


Animal Control Commissioner Found To Have Hundreds O f Cats In Home

Animal Control Commissioner Applies To Relocate Animals To County

Christine Dinh - 23ABC East Bakersfield Reporter

POSTED: 5:31 pm PDT April 15, 2011

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- An Animal Control commissioner was found to be 
keeping more than 384 cats in her home. But not for much longer, she's 
applying to move more than 350 animals into county jurisdiction, despite 
having breaking the rules already.

Animal Control Commissioner Dawn Watchus has heard complaints of animal 
hoarders in the past. Now the question is: Is she an animal hoarder herself?

Watchus has had up to 384 cats in her home in Ridgecrest. For the past 
18 years, Watchus has been operating D&S Loving Animal Rescue in the 
city of Ridgecrest, where she has been violating the the city's 
allowance of having eight animals in a household. Now she's asking to 
move into the county jurisdiction. But the county is saying, "Not so 

PUPS gaining co-sponsors

Please crosspost to any and all contacts you have all over the country. PUPS can potentially affect you if you have even one intact bitch. Contact your legislator NOW if he/she is on the list of co-sponsors.

Pleasanton: 13 dogs considered "hoarding"?

Puppies and dogs given up by hoarder looking for new lives in the Bay Area
It appeared the animals had been cared for. "There was a lot of affection and love displayed" by the owner, Glavan said.
So far, most appear to be in reasonably good health, with no signs of abuse or neglect; still, it will be a few days before the assessment is complete, officials said.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

San Francisco animal abuser database

"I want to create a database that involves names of the people that have been convicted of animal abuse, and also of the people who have not been convicted because there was not enough evidence to prosecute them, along with people who have neglected animals in the past," said Bernal.
The information would be solely used by San Francisco rescue groups, non-profits and city shelters, with an eye toward going statewide in the future.

Efforts are underway in San Francisco to create a database of those who have abused animals. The idea will be presented to the Animal Care and Control commission Thursday. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF

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