Five months ago she was visited by officer Hartell from West Valley who told her it was illegal to feed feral cats. Rosa told her that was nonsense, there was no such law. She then said she talked subsequently to several officers at West Valley, all of whom told her that it was illegal to feed feral cats.
She gave me the name of a woman named Catherine, who was cited for feeding more than 3 feral cats at an abandoned brewery in the downtown area. She is to appear in court on October 8. Rosa will call me this weekend for more details about this woman including contact numbers. This woman has a lawyer, but I believe it was LAAS that issued the ticket. I'll find out.
Where the hell did the entire department appear to get a similar incorrect interpretation of the judges order on the Longcore lawsuit, that it applies to private people and TNR-oriented nonprofits too? Was that from the Mayor's Office?
Was this Kathy Davis or Linda Barth as this policy seems to go back at least five months and would explain why Barth refused to give me any information on the number of calls on kennel violations, arrests, etc.--because it was her idea maybe?
However, this policy seems to go back a long time. I think it was September of 2009 when ACTF officer Muniz said it was people with too many cats, or people who feed feral cats that was his agency's biggest problem.