Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control employees don’t know their own policy

Marcia Mayeda

Before certain dogs in the custody of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control can be released to rescue partners, they must be temperament tested.  Well, no they don’t.  Umm, yes they do.  Calls this morning to the Baldwin Park Shelter and the Downey Shelter produced opposite answers.  A call to Director Marcia Mayeda’s office produced no answer.

An employee at the Baldwin Park Shelter, who identified herself as “Rachel,” claimed that dogs suspected of having temperament issues must be put through temperament testing before they can be released to rescue and was quite incredulous that anyone would think otherwise or want it any other way.

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