Next Boks Conference

I am not so cynical at the writer of what Boks called a "nasty email" critiquing his Humane LA workshops, with the alleged purpose of creating unified action to help rescue animals and inform the public of what the department is doing. I just wish we had our own conference as a referendum pointing out LAAS' and Boks' failures.

In fact, I think such a rebuttal conference a great idea.

We all know there will be a large amount of self-serving hyperbole at this conference, but so what? It is addressed to the general public, not we who want Boks out.

I think the last conference exposed those who saw it in person or on TV to aspects of the rescue community I had only heard about but never saw or heard of in person.

The Flyer:
Join Us for a Series of Public Workshops Workshop #3: Foster Care

Hosted by Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, Council District 2
WHEN: September 4, 2008, 6:30 pm
Studio City Branch Library
Community Room
12511 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91604

WHAT: A panel discussion and question/answer session focusing on Foster Care that will feature panelists:

Linda Barth, Assistant General Manager, LA Animal Services
Valerie Markloff, New Hope Coordinator, LA Animal Services
Ben Lehrer, President, Kitten Rescue
Sunshine Campbell Garcia, Fosterer

Other knowledgeable people will also be attending. The workshop will be facilitated by the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.
LA Animal Services is scheduling this series of public workshops to help better familiarize concerned Angelenos with LA Animal Services’ efforts to achieve "No-Kill". The workshops will also serve to help gather input and feedback on how we can do better.

For more information about the Creating a Humane LA Public Workshop series or LA Animal Services, please visit out website at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think much positive will come out of these meetings. It's just PR for the Department and councilmembers, lip service to the public. I used to get so excited about meetings like this. After seeing them accomplish nothing over the years, I no longer bother to go. If you're a rescuer, it's wasted time.