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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. Los Angeles County administrators released a new review defending the operation of the county's six shelters on the same day that animal rescuers held a news conference highlighting what they say are inhumane conditions in the facilities. Meanwhile, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and...

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