PROVIDING INFORMATION AND ANALYSES OF ANIMAL ISSUES IN LOS ANGELES
TOWN HALL MEETINGS: “INCREASING PET LIMITS IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES”
There will be two meeting to get input from citizens about the proposal to raise the pet limits (see flyer below and/or attached). Currently, a pet guardian in Los Angeles is permitted to keep a maximum of three dogs and three cats over four months of age. On June 4, 2010, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl introduced a motion, seconded by Councilmember Paul Koretz, to amend the LAMC to raise the number of dogs and cats that a City resident may own from three to five.
If you believe this is a good idea, please attend one of the meeting, speak and tell ALL of your friends to do the same. We must show the Council members that saying “Yes” to the increased pet limits is the right thing to do and it is what the community wants.
You will be ask to give your first name and if you live in the City of Los Angeles. No one will ask for any other information. It is really important to show up and make a simple statement in support if you want the limits raised. There are two opportunities and you are welcome to attend both town hall meetings.
We believe that raising the pet limits will help us save more animals’ lives and will increase revenues through dog licenses. Here are a few facts to consider:
·Oahu, Hawaii is an island with a high population and limited land mass. If you live in a residential area, you can have no more than ten dogs, aged 4-months or older. There is no law governing the number of cats, birds or other companion animals you may keep.
·Riverside County’s limit is nine cats before a kennel permit is required. San Diego County and Santa Barbara County have no cat limits. The City of Santa Monica has no number limit on either dogs or cats.
·These cities are not having any increased problems with dangerous dogs or hoarders. In fact, the City Attorney for Santa Monica specifically said that there is no discussion of adding limits.
·For the last 10 years, the City of San Diego has not had a cat limit. The limit on dogs is 6.The Live Save rate for San Diego County Animal Services that covers both the City and the County is 82% for dogs and 54% for cats (FY 2008-09 with intake of 48,878). During this same FY 2008-09. The Live Save rate for Los Angeles is 73% for dogs and just under 39% for cats.
PLEASE help get the word out! Do it for the animals who are counting on us.