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Animal shelters improving, officials say, but activists call conditions inhumane

Animal shelters improving, officials say, but activists call conditions inhumane

The running battle over the treatment of dogs and cats in government-run shelters in the Los Angeles area has produced a mixed, intensely disputed record of reform and has left animal rights activists and many city and county officials at odds. The tension was on display again Thursday as advocates and local leaders weighed in with a series of new and conflicting reports and complaints. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Animal shelters: In the Sept. 4 California section, an article about two animal shelter systems operated separately by Los Angeles city and county governments did not sufficiently distinguish some of the comments and complaints made about the different agencies. A Los...

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