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Volunteers needed to transport, groom, play with, and foster bunnies.  Please contact BWF if you have time to spare for the bunnies!

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Please sign up to be a foster and help us socialize our buns so they can get proper homes!  

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ANIMALS ARE DYING AT SANTEE ALLEY! Please help us combat animal cruelty in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Monday
Dec142009

City Efforts to Control Illegal Sales of Animals TONIGHT

BWF representatives are meeting with LAPD, the City Attorney, City elected officals, and other appropriate public agencies tonight to discuss the strategy relative to illegal animal sales in Santee Alley!

Let us know if you would like to attend the meeting at 7 pm at North Central Animal Care Center at 3201 Lacy Street, LA 90031 by calling (310) 528-4582 or by just showing up to show the support.

Thank you for caring!
LEJLA 

Monday
Dec142009

Help! - Baby Bunnies Need A Home

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by Bilal Shaw

My dear friend Lejla Hadzimuratovic has been involved with finding homes for baby bunnies. So far she has been able to save and find good and caring homes for 102 bunnies. She is an advocate for animal rights, and she at the risk of her own life, was able to get these bunnies out of deplorable and gut-wrenching conditions in Santee Alley, downtown, Los Angeles. You wouldn't want to be in or around that place, trust me! These vendors were selling these bunnies illegally.

When she found these baby bunnies they were only 8 to 21 days old. Right now she is left with 36 babies (8 WEEKS OLD) that DESPERATELY need a loving home TODAY. Please let her or myself know if you would like to adopt a couple or if you know of good soul who can. They are very cute, adorable and make great house pets. She wishes that she could keep them all, but she already has quite a few of her own. She can no longer keep them at her place as the folks who manage her residence have already issued her a warning that Animal Control will take these gorgeous baby bunnies away and they may end up back in Santee Alley yet again. Back to hell!

Please get in touch with me through this blog by leaving a comment or e-mailing me at bilalsha[at]usc[dot]edu. You can also get in touch directly with Lejla at 310 498-8600. Can it really be that hard to find a few homes that will take these remaining 36 bunnies? We need your help. Thank you



Thursday
Nov052009

Overcrowded Jails Lead to Quick Releases for Illegal Animal Vendors

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  A September raid on illegal animal sales in the Fashion District led to ten felony arrests, but overcrowding in Los Angeles' jail system means that those charged have avoided time behind bars and may not ever show up for prosecution. Read more

Interview with Robert Ferber from blogdowntown on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Sep212009

Animal Sweep Nets Arrests Around Santee Alley

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 A Saturday raid that took place around Santee Alley led to a series of arrests and confiscations, but showed just how difficult a task the city's Animal Sales Task Force has in putting a stop to illegal sales.

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Wednesday
Aug262009

Agencies Look to Teamwork in Fight Against Illegal Animal Sales

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by ED FUENTES

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Vendors illegally selling animals on Downtown streets rely on coordinated responses to avoid arrests. Now a herd of departments are countering with an organized strategy of their own.

On Monday, the city's Animal Services Commission approved a proposal that relies on signage, training and coordinated enforcement to combat illegal sales.

"It's rare to get a citation," Animal Services Captain Wendell Bowers told the board, describing how vendors often don't carry ID, making ordinances difficult to enforce.

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