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.
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.
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.
The panel issued a scathing report, saying the county’s leadership has allowed the 74-year-old structure to fall into a state of “utter disrepair,” with the health of animals and people being put at risk.