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STATEMENT: Mayor Karen Bass issues statement on improving and supporting L.A. Animal Services

Posted on 03/04/2023

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Karen Bass issued the following statement today regarding the future of leadership at L.A. Animal Services: 

"The safety and wellbeing of all animals is a priority of my Administration, which is why a firm will be selected soon to lead a nationwide search for a General Manager for L.A. Animal Services who will improve the level of care at our city's animal shelters, increase adoption rates and enforce responsible pet care," Mayor Bass said. "As part of the ongoing search process, we look forward to engaging with the people of Los Angeles. What we've seen recently is unacceptable, and we are committed to improving the care of all animals."