OC Animal Care Sued for Allegedly Putting Down Too Many Healthy Pets
Just to be clear, Bunny is not seeking a fourth leg in the lawsuit.
The county is mum over a Seal Beach animal rescue nonprofit's $2.5 million lawsuit that alleges OC Animal Care euthanizes healthy cats and dogs too quickly.
The Voice of OC reported last week on the civil suit brought in Orange County Superior Court by Seal Beach-based nonprofit Paw Protectors Rescue.
That report was responded to in the Orange County Register by county spokeswoman Jean Pasco, who reportedly said the county had no comment, and OC animal shelter director Ryan Drabek, who is said to have claimed OC Animal Care has greatly reduced the number of animals it puts down.
Paw Protectors Rescue's Sharon Logan also alleges in her suit that the shelter fails to give proper medical treatment to injured animals and adequate water, shelter and exercise to all critters.
In addition to $2.5 million in punitive damages, Logan's suit seeks to force the county shelter to abide by state laws.
Orange County animal activist Rose Tingle in June urged the county Board of Supervisors to add at least $50,000 to the animal care budget for the coming year to reduce the number of euthanizations at the county facility.
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