For many, Robert “Bobby” Shriver is the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. and Edward Kennedy. But to the animals that wind up the in the Los Angeles County shelter system, he could be their savior and their hero.
Shriver is running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. And for the first time in recent memory, Angelinos can vote for a candidate who is running on a platform which includes shelter reform.
Los Angeles County animal shelters are known nationwide and around the world for their overcrowded and inhumane conditions. Shriver wants to change that.
On his website, Shriver states, “LA County’s animal control system needs change now. Animal overpopulation is overwhelming the County’s shelters. Staff are overstretched and failing to provide animals with the basic veterinary care, water, nutrition, exercise and case management they are legally entitled to. As a result, County shelters kill upwards of 50% of the animals that come through their doors.”
Shriver is an attorney and the president of RSS, Inc., a music, film and philanthropic company. In 1987, he filmed a television series about Special Olympics, an organization founded by his mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Helping the less fortunate is in his genes. And with your support—and VOTE—his passion to help could be just what the animals of Los Angeles have needed for a long time.
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a fundraiser and meet and greet is being held at the estate of Erika Brunson. Tickets range from $50 to $300. The funds will help Shriver get the word out about his campaign.