Monday, March 26, 2012


This came in as a comment but it deserved a post of it's own. As we all know, the activists are going somewhat nuts with Derry announcing the possible formation of an animal commission. They are renewing the old, depleted rumors about frostbite. One even tried to pass off the poor treatment of a dog during a transport as Devore's fault. If that dog had been that bad, why would any reputable rescue put it on a transport instead of taking it right away to a vet? Because it didn't get on the transport that way, and if it was put on a transport that way then someone else needs to pay, the transporting parties.

(Quoting)Here is another one the "activist" got wrong. Here you go: As seen posted on many facebook pages and taken to be gospel. "PLEASE SHARE AND NETWORK!! This is an atrocity. Let everyone know what's going on in this hellhole disguised as a shelter called DEVORE! FROM A POTENTIAL ADOPTER - no name disclosed. This is sickening. "By the time I got there, it was about 34 degrees. Freezing temperatures. The dogs are in these indoor/outdoor kennels, which are in essence...all outdoors because there is a half wall dividing the two and the air just blows in freely. There are no blankets, no towels and no beds for the dogs to lie on. There were two men there, hosing down the runs with the dogs in them. So now they are lying down on freezing cold wet floors (soon to be ice). The ones that were together, were luckier (small ones and puppies) because they could huddle together, which they were doing. But some of the others were shaking like a leaf. The sick ones will not make it more than a
few days at the very most (some were coughing, others frail and with mange...). It was Auschwitz for me. They were behind bars, freezing, being hosed down and waiting to be exterminated the next day. How can this be humane I ask? This is animal cruelty. And..the turnover is crazy. They take 30-40 dogs a day they told me which means that they can exterminate (it is a more realistic word than euthanize) that many daily too. So the dogs have no real wait time to be (11 days max) adopted. They have to be held UNAVAILABLE for the required 10 days in most cases (to find owner) and then they can kill it the next available day before it has a chance to be adopted (if they feel like it or if more dogs come in). How can this be okay? There should be a reasonable hold time for ALL dogs after the Hold Time. But they even told me that most dogs won't make it out (like the one I was talking about) because they will get sick and die. They are ALL better off on the streets (like in Europe) in that case....they have a better chance of the owner being found, being adopted or...if they die on the streets it would be with dignity and not at that torturous Auschwitz of a place. I did not sleep last night thinking of those dogs freezing. I want to close this place down or change EVERYTHING about it...Including the nightmare of a woman who was at the front desk. (End Quoting)

Here is the problem. The latest the shelter would be open would be on a Wednesday and that would be 7:00 PM. Now if you look at accuweather, ( and type in Devore Heights, CA (which is where the Devore Animal Shelter is located), the overnight low (which means the lowest temperature for that night and this normally occurs around 4:00AM) was: Now this is where it gets fun. Water freezes at 32 degrees (3rd grade science and I should know, I teach 3rd grade). Here is the temperature listing. Do you see any listed 'overnight low temperature' at 32 degrees or below??? And don't forget to look at how much snow fell for that area.
High Low Snow(in)
3/1/2012 61° 47° 0.0
3/2/2012 69° 43° 0.0
3/3/2012 78° 46° 0.0
3/4/2012 85° 48° 0.0
3/5/2012 82° 54° 0.0
3/6/2012 62° 45° 0.0
3/7/2012 61° 44° 0.0
3/8/2012 75° 46° 0.0
3/9/2012 81° 49° 0.0
3/10/2012 77° 48° 0.0
3/11/2012 69° 49° 0.0
3/12/2012 68° 49° 0.0
3/13/2012 66° 48° 0.0
3/14/2012 70° 48° 0.0
3/15/2012 71° 51° 0.0
3/16/2012 63° 52° 0.0
3/17/2012 58° 42° 0.0
3/18/2012 49° 42° 0.0
3/19/2012 58° 41° 0.0
3/20/2012 70° 44° 0.0
3/21/2012 78° 48° 0.0
3/22/2012 79° 48° 0.0
3/23/2012 68° 50° 0.0
3/24/2012 70° 49° 0.0
3/25/2012 61° 45° 0.0

I don't know about you, but it looks like someone wrote a fairy tale and sent it as an email to themselves, then posted it as if it were true.

I do believe that this one gets it. Frostbite indeed. Maybe some of these activists do suffer from brain freeze.


  1. that's if you believe they (the activists) have a brain.

  2. If that commenter couldn't sleep thinking of all the dogs in Auschwitz, wonder what she does thinking of the good people who actually did die in that death camp and how they would like her comparing their experience to Devore? At least we know she isn't Jewish.

  3. Yesterday, I was at the Board of Supervisors meeting for Devore. I watched the 'show' and listened to the comedy acts. While some were obviously off balance, others were amazing. They stood in front of the board and lied their asses off, all the time keeping a strait face.

    The one that really caught my attention was Pat Bohnam (I think that was her name). She, with a strait face, told the board of dogs freezing, having their flesh ripped from their bodies as they were pulled from the floor. She said she had photos of these injuries and data from veterinarians. She said she wanted to present these to the BOS, but didn't because she did not have enough time (she was limited to only 3 minutes). A question I have is how much time would it take to show the photos (and to have them be on the BOS camera system and the internet) and hand the medical statements to the BOS. I mean it's no secret how many people are on the BOS, give a copy to each.

    Just another fairytale told by the activists, which they truly know are blatant lies......

  4. Believe me, if they had proof, it would be all over the place. If this woman had proof, real proof, she would have given it to the Supervisors prior to the meeting, all you do is give it to the Clerk of the Board and she puts it down at their places. I do that rather than speak at forum because of these crazed activists. I had to advise people not to speak yesterday for fear of retaliation by the activists.

    So the fact that this woman failed to provide copies to the Supervisors confirms what I have said all along, they have nothing, no proof of their accusations. Which makes it even more despicable that they are doing what they are to Devore. If there is proof, I want it. I will be the first to question Devore when I see proof. I'm not here to defend in as much as I want to get to the bottom of it, the truth.


Remember no accusations without proof. Rant if you will, it won't be published.