Los Angeles Animal Services is about to make a big mistake.
Director Brenda Barnette just announced that she wants to remove Animal Care Technicians from working the graveyard shift (12 midnight to 8 a.m.) at all six LA city animal shelters and replace them with security guards. It means animals won’t get any overnight care in LA.
Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m.
East Valley Animal Care Center
14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys 91405
“This is a bad idea. Right now, we staff shelters 24/7 to make sure animals get the care they deserve. This plan puts animals at great risk. If trained Animal Care Technicians aren’t at city shelters, no one will be there to respond to emergencies. No one will be there to supervise night time drop-offs. No one will be there to keep the facilities clean and sanitary.”
-Jacob Miller, LA City Animal Care Technician
This plan won’t save the city a dime. Animal shelter workers will be reassigned to do other work at the expense of the animals they care for. There’s no upside for city workers or the citizens of LA.
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