The homeless animals in Los Angeles won a great victory when the City Council passed a proposal by Best Friends Animal Society in an 11-1 margin!
“Our goal in the first year alone is to place 3,000 homeless pets from the other city shelters in good new homes and to fix 6,000 dogs and cats,” writes Francis Battista Co-Founder, Best Friends Animal Society, “Thatís 3,000 fewer animals who will die in the L.A. shelter system and 6,000 pets who wonít have babies going into the community.”
The proposal was to utilize a boarded-up building as a high volume adoption and spay/neuter center. The Northeast Valley shelter, which was sitting vacant due to lack of budget funding will now become a fully functional center.
While this is wonderful news for the homeless animals in the LA area, the proposal did not come easily. The first time it was voted on it didn’t pass. Without the actions of animals lovers in the area, this center might not have had a chance to serve the people in the city.
For full information about the center, and to read more about getting the proposal approved, click here.
Photo credit: Annette Crimmins