Brenda F. Barnette has served as General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services since August 2010. L.A.A.S. is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the U.S., with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls each year. Prior to coming to Los Angeles, Brenda earned the reputation as a positive change manager with over twenty years of success. Brenda has also served as CEO of the Seattle Humane Society, the CEO of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, the Executive Director of Pets In Need, and the Development Director at the San Francisco SPCA.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. There are some advantages to adding a more mature family member! If you are considering adopting a furry friend and you are away from home most of the day, you have limited free time, you want a calm pet or you have young children, then an “oldie but goodie”
Summer is a time for picnics, the beach and bikinis.  The sun shining super brightly means the heat is on, but keep in mind that when it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your four-legged friend. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid
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