This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Coming Soon: New L.A. Animal Services General Manager
One of L.A.'s toughest jobs is expected to be filled soon. Brenda Barnette of the Seattle Humane Society will reportedly be named as the city's Animal Services General Manager by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, according to the LA Times. The job, which faces a lot pressure from animal advocates about euthanasia rates, has been vacant for about a year. Los Angeles took in about 54,000 dogs and cats last year -- a quarter of the dogs and half of the cats were put down for a variety of reasons, including a lack of space at the city's six shelters.