Accused of hoarding but not charged, no-kill shelter operator sues Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control LITTLEROCK, California––A new strategic twist in the perpetual running battle between alleged animal hoarders and animal control agencies trying to prosecute them popped up in a January 30, 2023 web posting from the High Desert Animal Alliance, issued […]
Shelters make mega-payouts to pit bull victims: what will change?
Two seven-figure settlements in five days might make “socially responsible sheltering the new norm––if the idea isn’t corrupted LOS ANGELES, California; FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida––Representatives of pit bull attack victims twice in five days in early September 2019 announced apparent record-setting damage awards from animal care and control agencies for alleged negligence in allowing […]
L.A. County tightens dog policies; Albuquerque drops the ball
New animal control boss in Albuquerque caught repeating the old boss’s errors ALBUQUERQUE, LOS ANGELES––Los Angeles County Animal Control marked Dog Bite Prevention Week 2017, April 9-15, by moving decisively to try to ensure that only dogs deemed safe for adoption leave the county shelters. Albuquerque Animal Welfare fumbled to explain why a staff […]
$37 million verdict ups the ante for pit bull attacks
Police sergeant beat the dogs off the victim with his baton, then fatally shot one of them when he was attacked himself. DECATUR, Georgia––Five years of legal and political history resulting from a March 9, 2010 pit bull attack on then-eight-year-old Erin Ingram gained another chapter on January 12, 2015 when DeKalb County senior judge […]