Your Help Needed on April 8!!
LA City animal shelter workers and concerned community members just won a big victory for homeless animals. We stopped Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnett from imposing a “no night care at shelters policy.” It would have removed Animal Care Technicians from working the graveyard shift at all six city animal shelters and replaced them with security guards.
Barnett initially said she would implement the change as of March 31. Once word got out, SEIU 721 members organized a vigil of over 100 people at the East Valley Animal Shelter to oppose the plan. TV and print news media covered the event.
Two days later, Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion to halt Barnett’s policy change. I spoke to the City Council in support of the motion, as did animal advocates from across LA.
Even more important is the Town Hall Meeting where the public can give input about the plan. All members and animal lovers are encouraged to attend and be heard. Let’s keep up the momentum!
Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
East Valley Animal Care Center
14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys 91405
LA City Animal Care Technician