L.A. city animal control chief Greenwalt retires
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2004:
LOS ANGELES–Mayor James K. Hahn on March 2 announced that
Los Angeles Animal Services general manager Jerry Greenwalt, 63, a
33-year city employee, is to retire on April 12.
Greenwalt had headed L.A. Animal Services since October 2001.
During his tenure, coinciding with the tenure of Los Angeles County
Animal Services chief Marcia Mayeda, Los Angeles city and county
dropped their rate of shelter dog and cat killing to just 8.7 per
1,000 residents, by far the lowest since L.A. records have been kept
and about 40% better than the California and U.S. norms.
Since June 2003, however, wrote Los Angeles Times staff
writer Jessica Garrison, the Animal Defense League “waged a
relentless, bitter campaign against Greenwalt that included
demonstrations at his home, City Hall, local animal shelters, and
Greenwalt previously was interim director of the Los Angeles Zoo.
SPCA/LA president Madeleine Bernstein was named to head a
committee to seek Greenwalt’s successor.