Sunday, April 13, 2014



Of course not, what a silly question. Yet, on a facebook page of Maria Sanchez, this was in the comments stated by one of her followers. Yes, Maria once again is in the news due to her poor decision making.

Watch the video. Maria resists the officers, wraps her leg around a post even. Totally outrageous behavior for a grown woman. Does this behavior accomplish anything? It got her kicked out of the shelter and then media coverage. Does this help the shelter animals? Hardly, in fact she has done more harm to them. The public is afraid to go to the shelter now because no man wants to put his family in a situation to see such a display. Then the message that Maria sends about all the 'killing' at the shelters, that same man doesn't want to chance his family seeing that 'killing' either. So the man takes his family to the nice Petsmart store on Saturday to adopt instead. Don't think those pets in Petsmart come from our shelters, the 'rescues' in California get plenty of calls for owner surrenders, they pick the best of those calls, and the others, the rejects, end up at the shelter. If you want to do business with a rescue, be sure and ask them if they take animals from the shelter, if they do, the those are the real rescues, not the wannabes using the generic term rescue.

It is one thing to rant and rave about potholes in the street, but quite another when you apply this behavior to shelters where lives are at stake. If anything, no matter how bad a shelter is in your opinion, you should always tell the public how wonderful it is and how wonderful the pets are, so the public will go to adopt. We need to be the cheerleaders for shelters. Then you take your fight behind closed doors. Lives are at stake, let me remind you again. The public has never come running to save shelter pets when the bad comes out, in fact, adoptions for the public will go down. You could have more 'rescues' to come, but it is public adoptions that the shelters depend on.

Maria has displayed poor decision making in the past.

Now the followers of Maria are being told that dogs were 'killed' in retaliation by the shelter. This is based upon the philosophy that she and her followers embrace, No Kill. Their philosophy teaches them that all shelter workers are serial killers of pets, horrible people who awake each morning looking forward to 'killing'. This philosophy has done much more harm than any philosophy ever before in the humane community. Fortunately the truth is coming out on this movement that has destroyed shelters such as Philadelphia and Indianapolis.

It is the wish of this blogger that Maria learn the errors of her way because she has made herself ineffective and harmful to the shelter animals.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Another reporter is writing about the transport scam. And I suggest that you read the comments which are naming local people who transport and how dogs have died while in transport.

The horror stories abound with these transports. Imagine being hauled over a thousand miles in a UHaul, only two people. Now I ask you, how can two people do potty walks, etc. for a dozen or more dogs. Do you realize how long that would take? It appears from all reports that these poor transported dogs don't get potty breaks, they have to stay in their urine, feces, and vomit for the entire trip.

Stop this practice. Transporting dogs into areas still euthanizing for time and space in their own local shelters is immoral and unethical.

Friday, January 10, 2014


There have been prior posts about the Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Folks, Washington. Washington state is a favorite dumping ground for those 'activists' who hate Devore. We have found that many a poor dog has been abandoned by the 'activists' on several occasions.

By their own admittance, dogs pulled from Devore were delivered to Olympic (OAS) and lived in filthy crates since 2012.

This website calls into question why these Devore dogs were abandoned at this house of horrors. OAS claims to take the dogs that everyone wants to kill. That translated is dogs with problems, dangerous dogs, etc. Not dogs that just need a little attention.

Dogs Deserve Better travels across the country with two of the former Olympic Animal Santuary dogs, Marty and Princess, from Arizona to Virginia in January 2014. Marty and Princess (formerly Waldo aka Cesar and Sheba) were part of the feral pack of Devore Shepherds that arrived at OAS in Forks, Washington in July 2012. We are told they then spent the next 1.5 years living in crates when the rescue thought they were going to a sanctuary.
They will now be living at the Good Newz Rehab Center, and we suspect Marty will quickly find his forever home as soon as he's house trained. He's already puppy pad trained in just three days. Princess is fairly shy and was feral, so she will need longer to rehabilitate, but she will have all the time she needs at the Center in Smithfield, VA.
Thought?? Thought they were going to a sanctuary? Did this rescue not step up and make sure that the dogs were going to a reputable place? Besides, it appears that these dogs are trainable with some effort. 
These 'activists' aren't helping animals, they feed their egos to say "They're alive!" Shades of Frankenstein, what kind of lives are these 'activists' condemning animals to.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Now's the time to tell the No Killers at Devore to take a hike, the program doesn't work and it is their time to realize it. They need to realize that they have actually caused much more harm than good at this point. Delaware went down in flames because of the No Kill Equation, the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), and now California is in the midst of taking the wrong path as well via the White Paper.

"The CAPA draft promoted by the No Kill Advocacy Center evolved out of the 1998 California legislation called the Hayden Act,  drafted by Winograd when he was director of law and advocacy for the San Francisco SPCA.  Never fully funded or implemented and now suspended,  the Hayden Act required California animal control shelters to make healthy animals available to rescue groups,  regardless of whether the animals were deemed  adoptable.
Winograd credits the Hayden Act with a substantial role in reducing shelter killing in California from 588,000 in 1997 to 410,739 in 2012.  However,  as ANIMAL PEOPLE spotlighted in April 1993,  many California animal control shelters had already been partnering with nonprofit agencies to rehome animals in rapidly increasing numbers for at least 10 years before the passage of the Hayden Act.   In addition,  the annual volume of shelter killing in California had already been falling for 25 years."

The last thing we need in California now is to 'shore up' the horrid Hayden that has and is holding our shelters hostage. 

Along with the Hayden, hoarding among rescues has increased. Cruelty traced directly back to the No Killers pulling animals and shipping them to unknown sources abounds. 

"The Hayden Act did not require nonprofit shelters to meet any animal care inspection standards before receiving animals from animal control agencies.  This weakness of the Hayden Act was exposed when the operators of three California “no-kill” rescue networks were convicted of running dogfighting rings soon after it passed.  At least 20 nonprofit “no kill” animal shelters and rescues in California have been successfully prosecuted for mass neglect just since 2010."

The No Kill Equation is a dead movement now, stop listening to the followers, burn the books.

“The no-kill movement has denied the existence of overpopulation and downplayed the importance of prevention of unwanted litters,  focusing all their attention on adoptions,”  Mechler told ANIMAL PEOPLE.  “Anyone who wants to get to true no-kill,  or as close as is feasible,  should watch what is happening in Delaware.”

We are watching, and hopefully we have learned a hard lesson. The animals paid the price for one man's ego.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


The Olympic Animal Sanctuary has a long and complicated story. We do know that some Devore dogs were pulled and sent to this "facility for dangerous dogs". The story is not finished either.

The question should be why the dogs were pulled from Devore and shipped to that 'facility' and the pullers just wiped their hands of these dogs evidently. Should these people be allowed to pull more, only to dump them elsewhere?

Here's a facebook page recounting the horrors of this 'facility'.

Are the ones who pulled and transported these dogs stepping up and taking them back? If so, what do they plan to do with them, they couldn't handle the dogs to begin with? Ask questions, lots of questions. What is happening on these transports to hell?

This page is for Sadie, a pit bull who was repeatedly attacked by numerous dogs and left without medical care by her owner, a supposed 'rescuer'. Sadie has been passed around like a "bag of chips". So states the facebook page that contains a police report which shows Sadie came from the LA area and was transported to this person who has been charged with animal cruelty.

This is madness, total and complete madness.


"There are only 74 No Kill shelters approved by the No Kill Equation. According to the ASPCA, there are 5,000 independent animal shelters overall, meaning only 1.4% of that total are NKE shelters. All 74 of these shelters were contacted and 49 of those have stated they are not following the No Kill Equation. There are 10 shelters who stated they are partially following the NKE. But 14 of all shelters have never heard of the No Kill Equation. Again one can ask, how does the NKE take credit?
Nathan Winograd takes credit for a generic list of techniques that have been used for a long time prior to his arrival on the scene. The reality is that only 135 No Kill communities out of 21,585 communities give the NKE credit for their success, according to the No Kill Equation 90% Club. That means that the NKE serves a total of less than 1% of the communities nationwide. Many of the shelters listed by the No Kill Equation don't use the NKE so it makes one wonder how NKE is taking so much of the credit? Nathan Winograd has stated on many occasions that the only way to become No Kill is via the No Kill Equation."