Animal rights activist Rose Tingle writes about the importance of speaking up for animal welfare here in Orange County, noting that the Op-ed platform offered by the Voice of OC offers residents a real way to get involved, add their own voice, on critical quality of life issues in real time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why free or low cost adoption events may not be a good idea. Dr. Gardner contends that giving free animals without screening is problematic. Rather he suggests giving shelter animals, free of charge, to reputable rescue groups as a way to reduce shelter population.
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.
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.
OC Animal rights activist Rose Tingle writes that given the county’s total lack of focus on the animal shelter, cities are finally waking up and leaving the county board of supervisors behind taking up for themselves the task of a new shelter.