Tingle: Costa Mesa Officials Should be Wary of the Humane Society of Orange County

For Costa Mesa residents worried about the city’s animal sheltering contract with the Humane Society of Orange County, Orange County resident Rose Tingle warns they need to show up on Nov. 7 city council meeting as city leaders take a look. She also urges city leaders to add public members to animal care oversight committees to enhance independence.

Tingle: Transparency and Oversight Continue to Plague County Leadership

Longtime animal rights activist and Laguna Woods resident Rose Tingle argues that the group charged with oversight for the OC Animal Shelter – the City Managers Association Animal Care Committee – lacks the needed expertise in animal welfare and lacks transparency. Tingle wants public oversight of animal shelters.

Boisot: We Can Do Better for Our Homeless Pet Population

Dr. Saskia Boisot believes that animals entrusted to the care at the county animal shelter deserve better treatment. Boisot spotlights continuing challenges at the County Shelter and calls on county supervisors to adopt a “no-kill” approach.

Bauer: Radioactive Sharks and Other Problems

Cord Bauer, co-founder of San Clemente Cares, questions the need for the new Toll Road agency plan for expanding road infrastructure into the nearly 100-year old town once marketed as the Spanish Village near the Sea.

Tingle: Time is Now to Address Solutions and Stewardship

While county supervisors just ushered in a new animal shelter, Rose Tingle calls on the rest of OC to step up, wondering why there are four nonprofit humane society campuses offering adoptions and teaching humane education to children in San Diego vs zero campuses in Orange County currently.

Kim: Modern Animal Shelter is Milestone Moment for Orange County

With Orange County Supervisors breaking ground on Friday for a new, modern animal shelter to replace the county’s WWII-era facility, County CEO Frank Kim talks about the opportunities ahead for OC Animal Care and partners like the City of Tustin and the South Orange County Community College District.