Now I ask, does it sound like we need an animal commission?
DEVORE ANIMAL SHELTER
The Grand Jury received a public complaint regarding the issue of potential animal cruelty and the acceptance of donations. Information regarding the complaint was also on the internet. The Grand Jury researched the internet to get a better picture of what was allegedly transpiring at the Devore Animal Shelter (Devore). The Grand Jury found additional information on the internet of alleged abuse at Devore. In order to obtain impartial information from Devore, members of the Grand Jury visited Devore, posing as members of the public, interested in a possible adoption. The Grand Jury also investigated three additional animal shelters within the San Bernardino County for the purpose of comparison of facility conditions and animal care. An official Grand Jury follow-up visit to Devore focused on the facility and animal care.
1. Devore is clean and the animals are well cared for and receive regular veterinarian care. The kennels were well-ventilated and food and water were readily available to all of the animals. Conditions were consistent with all inspected facilities.
2. Devore maintains sub-floor heating in all kennels at the facility, keeping the animals warm. There are resting platforms in each kennel and blankets are available for older or ill dogs.
3. Cats are housed separately in a clean-smelling room near the reception desk of the Administration Building.
4. The following chart contains data comparing Devore with animal shelters in Apple Valley, Hesperia and Rancho Cucamonga.
LOCATION VETERINARIAN SERVICES EUTHANASIA RATES ADOPTION SITES FUNDRAISING
Apple Valley On-call daily; RVT* on site 54.86% On-site and off-site Public flyers; involve public
Hesperia 3 contracted vets; 1 RVT 69.28% On-site and off-site at Petsmart City funded and GOLF**
Rancho Cucamonga Full-time vet;
12.59% On-site and off-site City funded; community fundraising programs
1 contracted vet – 3 times per week; 2
On site 3 days per week; on-call daily 45.15% On-site and off-site at stores AARF*** fund; annual donations
All shelters, including Devore, are found to be comparable in the areas listed above. They are also comparable and humane in their care of the animals. The animals are groomed, walked, provided playgrounds for exercise and trained to mitigate behavioral problems.
5. The Grand Jury was unable to verify the allegations contained in the public complaint.
* RVT: Registered Veterinarian Technician
** GOLF: Gift of Life – a fund for the benefits of animals
***AARF: Animals Are First fund
Responding Agency Recommendations Due Date No response required
No response required, do you know what that means from the Grand Jury? That they found nothing to correct. Are you listening, Neil Derry?
I love how this activist/terrorist is basically called a liar here. Denise Larkin, an animal rights activist from Fallbrook in San Diego County, is among those who have complained about conditions at the Devore shelter. Larkin, who regularly rescues animals from the shelter, called conditions at the facility deplorable, despite what the Grand Jury found.
"These people are masters of cover-up," Larkin said. "That place is a hell-hole and it's a holocaust over there every day because dogs get put down daily."
But the Grand Jury couldn't find anything to bolster that claim.
Still these activists/terrorists are tying up phone lines so the public can't get through, owners looking for their pets, people wanting to adopt. How does this help the animals? It doesn't. It just shows how hateful and uncaring these activists/terrorists are. Leave Devore alone, nothing there, go spew your hate somewhere else.