Notice that this information was not posted. That someone was lucky enough to find it and so send it on to you and to others.
Some people THOUGHT that having an AKC registered dog saved them. We told you that would not last!!!!!!!!
And TRAINED dogs??????? Guess that means police dogs and dogs being trained in say schutzhund to produce police dogs. Or Service Dogs, or SAR dogs, or Herding Dogs, or other TRAINED dogs!!!!
I happen to know of a dog who was dumped to a vet because she has a heart condition. I saw her and played with her. She can never be spayed, as it would kill her. So, her condition is not good enough say these NON vets to not spay her.
And God help you if someone leaves a gate open or there is thunder and the dog gets out --- manditory spaying and neutering!!!!!
And they will be UPDATING the terms INCLUDING breeding rules whenever they want and like this info not let the public to know. Secret rules, heh???
And everyone in the dept needs to know the rules and which dogs are on what list. They need to know how to id pits and mixes [what is a pit anyway, that is not a breed] and chihuahuas [and geeez people let a lot of small dogs breed w/o care of the breed]. So how can these people be able to id all these dogs????
And in more than one place in this information there is talk of increasing fees!!!!! Increasing = more money for less breeding permits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If they have fewer permits, then instead of losing money that way, they will increase the fees to get that money and to have fewer people able to afford the permit which is a circle.
Please read this VERY carefully and see what Brenda Barnette is offering up and taking away. Open the attached file.
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Subject: LAAS agenda 6-12-12 proposed changes to the LA City MSN ordinance
Attached is a file containing proposed amendments to the Los Angeles City MSN ordinance. Neither the minutes or the audio file of this meeting has been posted to the LAAS website, and there have been no LAAS Commission meetings since this date. More details and a write up of the proposed changes to the Code sections are included in the file as part of the report from the General Manager.
Report to the Board of Animal Services Commissioners
Brenda F. Barnette, General Manager
Revised Report re: Proposed Amendments to Code sections pertaining to Spay/Neuter and Breeding Permits
BOARD ACTION RECOMMENDED:
That the Board recommend to the City Council amendments to the Los Angeles Municipal Code as follows (see Section 2 for details):
1. Amend the spay/neuter ordinance exemption procedure as it relates to breed Registries,
2. Delete the exemption as it relates to an animal being trained for various purposes.
3. Change the exemption procedure as it relates to obtaining a medical deferment, adding requirements and other details.
4. Delete references in the Code to the Spay/Neuter Advisory Committee, which has completed its work and sunsetted as per the original ordinance.
5. Add a section to the spay/neuter Code requiring the sterilization under most circumstances of stray owned animals impounded by the Department.
6. Amend the Code section on penalties to specify that penalties imposed by that section are not waivable if the non-compliant owner transfers or abandons the animal in question.
7. Add a section requiring periodic updating and/or clarification of terminology, as necessary and appropriate.
8. Add language and sections to the breeding permit Code requiring that animals permitted to breed be microchipped and setting forth additional requirements for and restrictions upon the issuance of breeding permits.
Additionally, instruct staff to:
9. Update Standard Operating Procedures and ancillary documents to ensure that all staff has access to clear information on how to enforce the spay/neuter and breeding permit Code sections and process exemption requests fairly and accurately.
10. Modify the Department’s record-keeping to ensure that all categories of licenses and spay/neuter exemptions are tracked separately and that the licensing status of individual dogs can be readily ascertained.
11. Undertake a review of all fees, fines and timing requirements associated with implementation and enforcement of the spay/neuter and breeding permit code sections to determine any necessary changes.
12. Study and report back to the Board within 90 days with recommendations on the possible amending of the spay/neuter ordinance as it relates to dog breeds popularly known as pit bulls, pit bull mixes and Chihuahuas to preclude exemptions.
This should include a consideration of procedures for identifying these breeds/mixes in a credible and practical manner and revisiting the need to continue or revise such a regulation should circumstances regarding intake and euthanasia rates change in the future.
13. Study and report back to the Board within 90 days with recommendations on the possible amending of the appropriate Codes to reflect an increase in the cost of an intact license and breeding permit for those dogs whose only qualification for an exemption would be the purchase of the breeding permit.