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Februarv 13- 2014
Best Friends Los Angeles
15321 Brand Blvd.
Mi ssi on Hi l l s, CA 91345
Dear Mr. Peralta.
Congratulations on your success in Los Angeles to reduce killings of "shelter" animals. I
would really like to know how you arrived at the figures that Best Friends cited in its press
release last week.
Please provide me with the following records so that I can see how you have been so
1. Records for each animal taken in to the Los Angeles Mission Hills facility operated by Best
Friends Animal Society in 2013. The records should include:
a. the dates the animals were taken in at LAAS and at which facility;
b. whether the animals were red listed or blue listed by LAAS prior to transfer to Best
c. the dates the animals were transferred to Best Friends at the Mission Hills shelter;
d. the condition of the animals at the time of impound (e.g., health issues,, unweaned,
e. whether or not the animals were spayed or neutered prior to transfer from LAAS to
Best Fri ends;
f. reasons for impound (stray, owner relinquished, other);
g. ultimate disposition of the animals (e.g., adoption, transfbr, died, and destination and
most recent known location in the event of transports from Mission Hills);
h. dates of ultimate disposition;
i. breed designations and descriptions;
records of veterinary evaluations and/or treatment;
k. and all other information regularly kept by Best Friends Animal Society and/or
required by law, for animals in its [,os Angeles shelter.
2. Copies of all written policies, procedures, and regulations currently in use at the Mission
Hills facility by Best Friends and other personnel, including operations manuals, employee
regulations, and any other documents that set forth the policies and procedures applicable to
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3. Copies of all written policies, procedures, regulations, agreements, and application forms
currently in use by the Best Friends in connection with the volunteer program at the Mission
Written definitions of the words "healthy", "treatable", and "adoptable" as they pertain to the
animals in your facility.
Written criteria for determining whether an animal is "healthy" or "treatable" or "adoptable".
including who makes that determination.
Written criteria for selecting the animals that are taken in at the Mission Hills shelter.
Written policies for taking in animals that require veterinary treatment at the Mission Hills
Written policies for taking in animals that need behavioral modification at the Mission Hills
Records indicating the number of spay/neuter surgeries performed aI the Mission Hills
shel ter i n 2013. *.
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