"Is it true that the calculation for the Hayden Mandate incentivizes "killing" animals? There's been rumor that the city or county actually get more money for the amount of animals they kill?"
This question was asked on a Facebook page by a group of misguided activists this morning. Now anyone who knows the Hayden already knows that the mandate attached to the Hayden most certainly does pay for shelters to euthanize.
Not even to mention that studies show that the Hayden has not done what it was supposed to do, it did not increase adoptions, nothing. All it really accomplished was more suffering.
And this same group is once again bringing up the blanket issue. Have these people ever been around dogs? Giving a blanket to a dog is asking for trouble, particularly in a shelter kennel. These people don't realize that a blanket can put a dog in jeopardy unless you are able to supervise the dog with the blanket. Keep in mind that many of the dogs in the shelter have never seen a blanket, they don't know that the only thing you do with a blanket is lie on it. It's there to chew, shred, and eat.
Check out shelters with heated floors and see if the dogs are lying on the blankets. They won't be.
Plus the story being told by these activists is not quite the truth. The woman with the blankets became belligerent at Devore, she made the decision to not leave blankets. I say they should have called the police on her but Devore isn't that way. Now I suggest to these activists that they get their stories straight, this blog is making them look foolish with their continuing made up stories.
Face it, in a shelter situation, these blankets are more for people, not the dogs. Take a blanket and lie on a concrete floor, does it offer much comfort? NO. This is strictly an issue of making the activists feel good, has nothing to do with making the dogs feel good. If the activists want to do that, then they need to do their job of getting the dogs out of Devore. If they would do their job instead of running their mouths, Devore might even become "no kill".