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LA Dog Assistance Falters

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LAist is sick and tired of hearing people say that there are no genuine people in Los Angeles. That people are so self-absorbed and self-important that if you were getting beaten by a group of hooligans outside Chin Chin on Sunset, that people would simply watch without helping.

But when your dog gets loose and you're chasing it down the street at high speeds, and your dog runs past twelve people who stand and watch as it runs by while you're yelling "Help me! Grab that dog!", the rumors of Angelenos not caring enough to help their fellow man starts to gnaw at your soul.

Yeah, yeah -- dogs have rabies. But small dogs don't have as bad a case as rabies as the bigger ones (just a small shot in your stomach) so if you see a toy dog running for his life and you don't pick it up, then LAist would like to put a hex on your soul for a lack of personal community action-taking.

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Just because Los Angeles is the city that people come to from all over the rest of the country is no reason for it to be a city filled with people that don't care for their fellow man/man's best friend. We are a city packed with genuine people who care -- it's just a matter of showing everyone else it's true.

Photo Credit: Lorenzo Savinelli