Next Monday, December 18, 2017, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is partnering with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Development Department with participation of the Housing Rights Center to provide the community with an educational workshop on “Pets in Rental Housing.”
We invite you to attend this important workshop, which will be held at 6:30 PM at the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405 (between Van Nuys and Hazeltine).
This workshop will provide information on pets in rental housing focusing on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities and will include information related to fair housing issues for service and companion animals, as well as information on licensing, spaying and neutering, and micro-chipping.
We hope to provide information to landlords on the benefits of renting to tenants with pets.
Los Angeles is a city of renters, where upwards of 64% of our residents live in rental units. If we are to achieve and maintain our goal of making L.A. a “No Kill” city, finding homes for our shelter animals will mean many must be placed in apartments.
At the same time if tenants are fully aware of their rights it might help to ensure pets are not used as an eviction tool and that renters don’t needlessly surrender their pets to our shelters in fear of eviction when, depending on their situation, the laws protect them.
Please join us. Attached is a leaflet announcing the “Pets in Housing” Workshop. Also is attached is a JPEG file so you can post it on social media. Help us spread the word by distributing the leaflet to neighbors, friends, Neighborhood Council members and other parties of interest.
Admission is free. Spanish language and sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. We ask that you inform us of this in advance of the event. You can make this request by calling (213) 928-9075.
After the workshop we will be providing the public with a tour of the shelter.
Hope to see you next Monday evening.