Word comes that City vet Dr. Shargani has been given walking papers by LAAS head Ed Boks. LAAS is becoming an increasingly politicized department, as animal rights groups, sometimes using extremist rhetoric, zero in on its operations. Some in these groups have already applauded the move, charging that Shargani was "negligent and apathetic" in certain situations.
One fairly moderate group that works with NCs a lot is the Directors of Animal Welfare. More than you ever need to know about them can be found here at LAVoice.