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A FEW DAW
(thru Jan 2008)
date, DAWs have attended, presented and advocated issues at over 500 meetings
(community orgs, city councils, local councils, committees, commissions, etc.)
addressed by DAWs.
1. AB 1634 – Passed by
six neighborhood councils (Lake Balboa, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Studio City,
Valley Glen, Van Nuys) in Spring 2007. Presentation at LANCC and request for all
NCs to support this bill. Many individual DAWs have sent letters of support.
2. Removing elephants from
Los Angeles zoo and placing them in a sanctuary – supported by all individual
DAWs. Letters to the Mayor and City Council.
3. Suggestion to the LA
City Council to remove “animal issues” from Public Safety Committee’s
jurisdiction and place under “Education and Neighborhood Committee. Passed by
the Greater Valley Glen Council in May 2007.
4. Reseda NC allocation of
funds ($400) for Stray Cat Alliance – May 2007.
5. Atwater Village NC
allocated funds for the DAW program in their area.
6. Support establishing a
state Animal Commission through the Governor’s office. Passed by the Greater
Valley Glen Council. Charlotte Laws has had three meetings with the Governor’s
office in the past two years.
7. Silverlake Neighborhood
Council Animal Issues survey in 2005 by Silverlake DAW Rich McLellan.
8. Yahoo group put into
place so DAWs and animal people can communicate with and assist each other.
9. Detailed, written
response by Charlotte Laws to Guerdon’s Stuckey’s 2005 no-kill business
plan. Presented to the LA Animal Commission.
10. Arroyo Seco DAW Lezle
Stein establishes a free dog training program at the North Los Angeles shelter.
11. Disaster preparedness
for animals booklet compiled by Marlene Goodman, DAW for the Sherman Oaks
12. DAWs rescued homeless
woman’s dog named Sugar
13. Lake Balboa DAW Lisa
Reveen rescued dog next to freeway and cats from a vacant house.
14. Studio City DAW George
Shea convinced several retailers to stop selling glue traps
15. DAWs assisted East LA
woman who witnesses gang abuse of animals. Several DAWs, including Acton DAW Sky
Valencia, physically removed homeless at-risk animals from the area.
16. DAW agreement with the
VA Hospital in North Hills not to kill feral cats on the property, but instead
to establish trap, neuter, release program.
17. Through Van Nuys DAW
Cliff Jacobs’ efforts, the Van Nuys NC agreed to allot money to a LAAS
volunteer training program.
18. DAW inclusion in and
efforts towards the Humane LA Task Force
19. Sherman Oaks DAW
Marlene Goodman does TNR in her area
20. Reseda DAW Missy
Woodward does TNR in her area.
21. Letter to Ed Boks
regarding LAAS shelter volunteers
22. Sherman Oaks DAW went
to Sacramento twice to lobby AB 1634.
23. Greater Valley Glen DAW Charlotte Laws appointed by LANCC to head the “Animal Issues Committee.”
24. Letter to Mayor and City Council advocating Animal Cruelty task Force become permanent and increased, adding animal cruelty to the list of predicate acts for gang members, and asking the City Council to make a policy that pest control companies advise adjacent residents when tenting will take place.
25. The Greater Valley Glen Council (GVGC) supported the above issues that DAWs had voted to support at a previous meeting. A letter was sent to the City Council and Mayor from the GVGC.
26. Rescuing of 40 cats by Sherman Oaks DAW Marlene Goodman with help from Lisa Reveen
27. Helped with ideas for how to write the spay / neuter ordinance for Los Angeles. Meeting with the Mayor's office to give them DAW ideas.
1. DAW Volunteers at
Best Friends event in 2005 and 2006.
2. DAW volunteers at
Greater Valley Glen Council community event in 2006.
3. DAW recruitment table at AR 2007 conference.
4. Sherman Oaks DAW
volunteers at all Stray Cat Alliance Spay Days.
5. Sherman Oaks DAW
volunteered at the Feb 12, 2007 Super Adoption.
at DAW Meetings
Nutritionist for Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine
Assemblyman Lloyd Levine
General Manager of Animal
Services Ed Boks
ALDA president Pamelyn
Ferdin about “Inside LAAS”
Red Enright and Olga
Fernandez presentation about pigeons
Mollie Hogan of Wildworks
Catherine Doyle and Holand
Van Dieren about LA elephants
Ida Noack on hoarding
Richard Deppisch on
disaster response planning for companion animals
DAW Field Trip to lecture
by philosopher Peter Singer at Getty Center
Anthony Marr, author of
book called Omnio-Science
Jamie Cordero, candidate
for LA City Council about his plans to help animals
Matthew Scully, former Bush
speechwriter and author of Dominion
Christy Metropole of Stray
Mike Bell about sedating
dogs prior to euthanasia
Joanna Patrice with CARE
about proper testing of cats for AIDS, etc.
Group watched the movie
“Behind the Mask”
Los Angeles Animal Cruelty
Pacific Palisades Post
Several mentions in the Los
Angeles Daily News
Announcements about DAW
meetings in Pet Press, SC Sun et al.
Critter Crusades TV show
about the DAW program
Infomercial about the DAW
Rescue Roundtable TV show
about the DAW program
Article written by Denise
Fleck than ran in several newspapers
San Fernando Sun article
Several City Beat articles
North Hills Westsider
City Watch article
Pet Press Article