Next Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission will hold itsmeeting in Mission Hills. On behalf of Commission President David Zaft, Commissioners Jennifer Brent, Roger Wolfson, Alana Yañez and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at the Mission Hills Pet Adoption Center (west of the 5 Fwy & Laurel Canyon Blvd.), 15231 Brand Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345.

The Mission Hills Pet Adoption Center is operated, for the City of LA, by Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal rescue group.

We encourage community members to attend the meeting and make their concerns regarding animal issues in the City of Los Angeles known directly to officials of the Animal Services Department.

Included on the agenda will be an update on Best Friends Animal Society activities at the Mission Hills Shelter and an important animal cruelty issue.

The Department of Animal Services is making significant strides in ensuring the protection and safety of our animals. Euthanasia rates have dropped dramatically in the past two years. We recently were provided new enforcement tools to help ensure our laws protecting animals and the public is upheld. While we are making progress on many other fronts more is needed to increase adoptions and educate the public on why it is crucial to spay or neuter. We need your help and support on these issues.

The agenda for this meeting will be posted on Friday, September 4th, on the Department’s website at

Please join us. Attached is a bilingual (English/Spanish) leaflet announcing the meeting. Help us spread the word by distributing the leaflet to neighbors, friends, Neighborhood Council members and other parties of interest.

Spanish language and sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request prior to the meeting. For information please call (213) 482-9597.

Hope to see you next Tuesday evening.