Los Angeles City Council Committee Supports Moratorium on Dog Breeding Licenses Amid Shelter Overcrowding Crisis

In response to the overcrowding crisis in city-run animal shelters, the Los Angeles City Council's Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee voted in favour of a temporary moratorium on dog breeding licenses. Staycee Dains, the Animal Services Department's general manager, emphasized that breeding was not a supported activity and accused pro-breeding organizations of contributing to the shelter's burden. The proposal, which halts breeding permits until shelters fall below seventy-five percent capacity, now heads to the full City Council for consideration.