Every Animal Counts
Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit of the Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Services indicating the department’s genuine progress toward making Los Angeles a “No Kill” City – but much work remains to be done. From July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, 14,083 cats, dogs and other animals were euthanized by the City.
Among the report’s findings, one of every four lost or abandoned animals that entered the City’s six animal shelters are euthanized. Findings within the data also revealed disparities in euthanasia rates at the City’s six animal shelters. For example, in West LA, they euthanize 14% of animals. In the West Valley, 19%, and in South LA, 36.6% of animals that enter the shelter are euthanized.