The county of Los Angeles has just announced that they will be allowing just over a 33% increase in the number of dogs that may be kept in private homes within their jurisdiction, from three to four. The rationale behind the move is to provide more places for homeless dogs in the county to be placed.
Statistics are hard to find, but according to Much Love Animal Rescue, the LA Animal Services reports there are between 26,000 and 44,000 homeless dogs in the city at any one time. Estimates put the number of owned dogs in the city at about 460,000, with the number in the county at about four times that, so there could be upwards of a hundred thousand homeless dogs countywide.
As for why the... Read More
If you live in a rural area, then you’re probably already aware of possible wildlife dangers from predators like mountain lions and coyotes. And if you live in a big city, you might think that such threats are the last thing you’d have to worry about — but you’d be wrong. For example, in some places in the southwestern U.S., mountain lions prowl the city streets with one of them, P-22 in Los Angeles, becoming a local celebrity.
But in this article, we’re discussing coyotes, which are even more prevalent in cities than mountain lions. They live throughout Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, and even range into Central America. They are highly adaptable predators, living in territories including... Read More