PROVIDING INFORMATION AND ANALYSES OF ANIMAL ISSUES IN LOS ANGELES
Ed, I am reposting an earlier comment I made, with a few edits. I believe my interpretation is correct.The comment is a reply to the various codes you listed that enforcement applies to the feeding of ferals as a way to make it illegal.Kennel Permit/Over the legal limit: Feral cats are not being "kept" on any lot, enclosure, building, structure, or premises. They wander there. One could argue that feeding them brings them to such a location. However, they are not being "kept" there. Ownership: Ownership (the thirty day feeding rule) does not apply to any rescue group which has demonstrated that they have implemented an ongoing spay/neuter program, as well as an adoption program. Embarking means making an attempt to adopt. Take a picture of the kitty and post it on Craigslist. That should suffice. Not a rescue? I'm sure there is a group out there that will allow you to do your business as one of their volunteers.Feeding of non-domesticated mammalian predators: Feral cats are domestic cats. They are not non-domesticated mammalian predators. Feeding feral cats is not illegal. However, if you dump a bag of food and walk away, you are feeding ferals AND, quite possibly, wildlife. One can, therefore, argue that you're in violation of this code.Solution? Feed the ferals and wait until they are done. Then, gather up the leftovers so none is around for wildlife.
If LAAS is not suppose to use their resources on ferals, as is the case with subsidizing sterilizations, wouldn't the same apply to enforcement seizing feral cats or going after feral caretakers? After all, it takes resources (labor equals money) to do that.
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