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Wonderful work is being done by No Kill LA (http://nkla.org/) to make Los Angeles a no kill city. However I believe they are lacking one major element that could greatly reduce the number of animals in shelters and it's something the city council could and should address.

A large number of Los Angelenos rent their homes and a great deal of landlords do not allow pets. If landlords were incentivized to permit tenants with pets, so long as the tenants were liable for any damages and were responsible for their pet's behavior, such as existing laws about excessive barking, it would open a huge number of homes to animals in need.

I also believe that it could increase community relationships and prevent crime as people are inclined to walk their dogs in their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors when they do. Having pets can also be a benefit to an tenant's physical and mental fitness, so it could be a health initiative as well.

I am confident that an ordinance can be drafted that removes any risk to the landlord and creates a win-win situation for tenants who would like to open their home to a pet and for pets in desperate need of that loving home.

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Spanish translation:

Un maravilloso trabajo está siendo hecho por  No Kill LA (http://nkla.org/) para hacer de Los Ángeles una ciudad de no matar.

Sin embargo,  creo que aún falta un elemento mayor que podría reducir en gran cantidad el número de animales en refugios y es algo que el ayuntamiento podría y debería dirigir.

Un gran número de Los Ángelinos alquilan sus hogares y una gran cantidad de propietários no permiten mascotas.  Si se ofrecíeran incentivos a los propietários que permitieran que sus inquilinos tuvíessen mascotas , siempre que los inquilinos fueran sujetos al pago de daños y perjuicios, y responsables por el comportamiento de sus mascotas, como al obedecer las leyes que ya existen de ladrido, abriria muchas puertas a animals con necesidad de un hogar.

También creo que  mejoraría las relaciónes en la communidad y podría ayudar a prevenir el crimen, ya que la gente con mascotas tiende a pasear las en su vecindário y asi conocen a sus vecinos.  El tener mascotas es un beneficio a la salud física y mental,  asi que también podría ser una inciativia de salud.

Tengo toda confianza que una ordenanza podría ser redactada que eliminaría qualquier riesgo al proprietario y crearía una situacíon ganadora para ambos lados:  a los inquillinos que quieren abrir sus puertas a una mascota  y para animales en necesidad de un hogar lleno de amor.

 

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Los Angeles City Council
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Los Angeles City Council.

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incentivize landlords to be pet friendly

Wonderful work is being done by No Kill LA (http://nkla.org/) to make Los Angeles a no kill city. However I believe they are lacking one major element that could greatly reduce the number of animals in shelters and it's something the city council could and should address.

A large number of Los Angelenos rent their homes and a great deal of landlords do not allow pets. If landlords were incentivized to permit tenants to have pets, so long as the tenants were liable for any damages and were responsible for their pet's behavior, such as existing laws about excessive barking, it would open a huge number of homes to animals in need.

I also believe that it could increase community relationships and prevent crime as dog owners in particular are inclined to walk their dogs in their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors when they do. Having pets can also be a benefit to an owner's physical and mental fitness, so it could be a health initiative as well.

I am confident that an ordinance can be drafted that removes any risk to the landlord and creates a win-win situation for tenants who would like to open their home to a pet and pets in desperate need of that loving home.
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Sincerely,