Wednesday, July 11, 2012

THE JOKE IS ON THE DEVORE ACTIVISTS WHEN IT COMES TO THE ANIMAL COMMISSION

Yes you heard that right. They are sitting back not realizing the full implications of this move and I, for one, think it will turn into their worst nightmare.

The County has always said it has nothing to hide and for this reason they are willing to meet every 90 days to demonstrate what they have said repeatedly in the past, that the County is in full compliance with the law. This Commission will give the County the opportunity to once again confirm for the "activists" that the County is exceeding the State's minimum standards for operation of the Devore shelter. The Grand Jury just recently complimented the County and issued a report with no response necessary. That means they found nothing to have the County fix. The Grand Jury received complaints from the "activists" and nothing was found from those. 

These "activists" need to be prepared to once again be proven wrong about the County. This Commission is not in their favor although they think it is. The Commission will show their support for the County and be able to counter the "activists" criticism and attacks. The Commission will be a barrier between the County and these "activists" and hopefully that will free up time so that the County can attend to the real business of saving lives.

This is one of those be careful of what you wish for, you just may get what you didn't want in spades. Can't help but laugh, wrote all of this with a smile. 

11 comments:

  1. I believe that this blog has asked the question several times of "Why Devore?", why not the City of San Bernardino.

    The reason is deep pockets are what the activists are more interested in. They knew the City was on the verge of bankruptcy, no money, thus Devore, the County has more to offer. If you think the actions of the activists is to help animals, you are so wrong.

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  2. Good point. The county has invested a great deal of money to improve the Devore shelter. If the BOS acquiesces to the demands of out of the area people who are associated with the fringe, radical movement of No Kill , these people will not need to raise funds to improve the shelter because the improvements have already taken place.

    Furthermore, it would be much more labor intensive to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and take over another shelter. It would be much more laborious to create the award winning programs that are already in place at Devore.

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    1. If these "activists" were truly concerned about animals, first of all they would be all over the City's shelter, not Devore. They would be working to raise those funds to improve the shelter. Now the City has declared bankruptcy, the shelter animals need help more than ever, but where are those "activists"? Actions speak much louder than words and the actions of these "activists" prove they don't give a damn about animals.

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  3. On second thought: taking over a shelter is not always that expensive. If I am not mistaken, the LA BOS sold a brand new, multimillion dollar, never been used, animal shelter, paid for by LA taxpayers, to Best Friends for $1.00.

    With a wealth of about $57 million, and no mortgage to pay, BF could spay, neuter,and vaccinate LA taxpayer's animals for free.

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    1. Wonder if the Board knows about this action? Yes, LA City gave away a brand new shelter to Best Fiends, a cult group with a base in a church that worships Satan. Whatever happened to separation of church and State?

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  4. On second thought again regarding the overthrow of city and county run shelters by "No Kill" groups: How many millions of dollars are the Rancho Cucamonga taxpayers paying to have a "No Kill" group take over their shelter? Oh, sorry. They promised No Kill, but when they found the shelter became so overcrowded, they changed to "Low Kill".

    To add to the problem, when people from outside Rancho Cucamonga shelter heard that Rancho was going to be a "No Kill" shelter, they turned in their own personal pets as strays. People simply drove around, found the name of a street, and reported finding the animal on that street.

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    1. One would think that Rancho would serve to show how this program the "activists" promote is unsuccessful. Philly is another shelter that adopted this program and it was on the verge of having cruelty charges filed when the animal control contract was yanked from the Winograd group. The shelter was described as a house of horrors by the media. This was a Winograd shelter, he bragged to no end about it. That is until he learned of those cruelty charges and then like the snake he is, he turned on his handpicked management staff. The Board needs to know the type of people they are jumping into bed with on this one.

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  5. Just as the activists said the Grand Jury lied about Devore, I'm sure they will be saying the same thing about the commission once they also say there is nothing wrong. But don't cloud their minds with the facts, their minds are clearly already made up.

    Will there be an on-line complaint form for the activists to complete and send in? I hope so, and that it includes the requirement for the address of the person making the complaint and the statement something like, by signing I affirm that I am a witness to the incident described above and as such am willing to testify in a court of law in San Bernardino County California / Southern California, if requested by the commission or law enforcement.

    It may look like Derry gets his commission, or what he thinks is a legacy, but just look at what he did for the City of San Bernardino Animal Control when he was on city counsel. They are dis-functual, the shelter is falling apart, they don't have the resources to vaccinate the animals, they have one of the highest euthanasia rates in the state (not just San Bernardino County), and the city just declared bankruptcy. CITY animal control used to be a free standing program with in the city government system. Now it's under the Police Department, so their budget keeps getting cut to support the PD.

    Do the activists say anything? Of course not, there is no money for them to grasp at.

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  6. Next thing the No Kill activists will claim to the commission that they can do the job cheaper. Using the amazing mathematics skills of Christine Haslet, where she can turn a contract that the county has to pay for something into a contract that someone is paying the county (kinda of like the electric company paying you to use their utility rather than you having to pay for the electricity you have used or the car company paying you to drive their car versus you having to make car payments to them for the car you want to purchase/lease and drive) they think they will have access to millions of dollars, when in fact the budget for Animal Control pays for the clerical staff to answer the phones (at the shelter and at the call center for the entire county), the field officers to respond to the complaint calls and take care of the loose animals (not just loose, but aggressive, injured, starved, neglected, abused, etc.) (Oh, but wait, I forgot if the trucks don't pick up any animals, they won't come to the shelter, at least that is what they have claimed at the Board of Supervisors meeting), and pay for the other contract shelters throughout the county that County already has contracts with to house the animals found in those areas, respond to emergencies 24/7 (holidays included) such as a cattle truck accident, a wild fire that has evacuations, setting up a mobile shelter during such as during an emergency, or other such serious emergencies. They also investigate cruelty complaints, follow the law when it comes to seizure of an animal for a cruelty case, file those cases with the District Attorney, follow the case thru the court system, follow up with the convicted persons to assure they are not abusing any additional animals, along with many other community based services, such as running off site adoption events, community presentations, school presentations, and assisting other animal control agencies throughout the area when needed.
    I think the activist are only seeing $$$ signs and fully comprehend all that is entailed in an animal control program. I think it will be all love and play with the puppies and kitties. Talk about not living in reality....

    Stay tuned, it may get very interesting....

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  7. US Animal Protection, you're just a sore loser on top of being a loser period. You ain't got nothing because there is nothing to be had. Bring it on, Loser.

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  8. I believe it was months ago that the No Kill activists or someone created a website about filing charges with the District Attorney or requesting a Grand Jury investigation of the Palm Springs Animal Control.

    Would someone please inform me as to what happened?

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