Wednesday, November 28, 2012


To learn this is so discouraging. A post was on this blog at the beginning about Devore shelter dogs being abandoned in a boarding kennel. Left to starve with most being emaciated when finally found. The administrator of this blog received the emails about these dogs and has them on file.

Imagine ending up at Devore Shelter. Then being pulled by some kind person who promises to help you find a home. Imagine still being in a boarding facility three and four months later. These dogs ar suffering -- some are under a vet's care for being nearly starved to death! Some have fared better than others. Many are hungry and all have had little or no human contact for months and need to get out of this terrible situation immediately. These dogs are trusting us to help them. If every rescue who reads this appeal can help save even one dog, the emergency would be over!

Seems Devore isn't the only one, this is happening in other areas and enough so there are groups forming to rescue these forgotten pets.

So No Kill groups pull pets from the shelter, pat themselves on the back, and leave them. This is No Kill, only thinking in terms of "they're alive" and not in terms of their quality of life.

The Forgotten Pet Advocates is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that supports animal welfare.
We are the voice to those animals that have no one to advocate for them.
These animals have been abandoned in boarding facilities, in Houston and surrounding areas.

"It is a side of Animal Rescue few know about - not any more!"

There were 1400 pets taken by "rescue" and no paperwork had been turned in by these "rescues" at the end of the Rachael Ray Challenge. Where are those pets? Are they in boarding kennels, being forgotten? Why didn't the paperwork get submitted? It would have had to be submitted with a vet's report on spay/neuter. Does this mean those "rescues" aren't altering and therefore not submitting paperwork? Those who did not submit their paperwork should not be allowed to take any animals out until they do submit it. Plus they should be probation for a period time afterwards as far as paperwork is concerned for any they are allowed to pull. Stop letting these activists rule the roost, they are doing harm.

Monday, November 19, 2012


It makes me wonder what happened tothose 1400 pets taken during the Rachael Ray $100,000 challenge by adoption groups, adoption groups that failed to submit paperwork so Devore would get credit.

Schemes and scams are cropping up every week, it seems, all based in the philosophy of No Kill. Shelters being forced to give pets to groups when it is not in the best interest of the pet. These adoption groups lying, making up sob stories and all the while asking for money. Even going so far as to ask for money when the pet is still sitting in the shelter.

No Kill promotes free give away of pets from shelters, better than them dying No Kill says. In the same breath, No Kill says don't give your pets away for free especially on Craigslist. Now this seems a little hypocritical to me. These adoption groups pay a small adoption fee to Devore and get a spay/neutered pet, they have no money invested but they get a hefty adoption fee. No Kill shelters are giving away pets, pets that cost taxpayer dollars, and people are taking advantage of it to make money.

Read this article, you will once again be surprised by what is happening all because of the No Kill movement/philosophy.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Once again the terrorists have failed a dog and once again are trying to blame it on Devore. This dog, Mary as they are calling her, came into Devore on 11/9/12. The dog was aggressive and was held until 11/15/12 with no improvement in the aggression. The "rescues" were notified of this dog being urgent/aggressive on the day after impound. NONE CAME FORWARD. This is the official response to my inquiry.

On 11-9-12 a field officer impounded A544639, a tan terrier approx. 2yrs old, with a review date of 11-15-12,  the condition of this animal was “aggressive” and no vaccinations were given. This terrier was named “rescue only” the following morning 11-10 during the morning inventory when his aggressive behavior was noticed by shelter staff thereby alerting the rescue groups that monitor our website and pet harbor that this dogs status was urgent and required a rescue group to pull.  A544639 was evaluated daily and continued to growl and bare teeth when approached.  On 11-15-12 at 11:54am,  with no rescue group “hold” nor any memo stating that a rescue group was interested this terrier was euthanized.

Still the terrorist network is picking this up as if they were innocent. They are the ones that caused Mary to lose her life and they are feeling the guilt. Anytime you see these people talking about a pet dying in Devore, remember, they could have gotten it out, they choose not to. If Mary died, it is on their hands.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


 A fellow blogger who has a great grasp on the realities of No Kill in his state of Delaware issued this post and I think it is important enough to pass along to the Devore readers, be they friend or foe.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Blame Game of No-Kill

In the past week, I've watched the no-kill movement blame everyone but themselves for animals that
 die every day in our shelters.  There have been articles and Facebook posts about the ASPCA
HSUSPETABest Friends, and the never ending whining about the "trolls" and "sockpuppets" 
that disagree with their movement.  Now seriously, this is the movement that our Governor and 
legislators went to for the writing of our "shelter standards" law called CAPA.

ASPCA Claim - One Example

Clearly the movement has no grasp of reality.  For example, here was one of the statements against
 the ASPCA:
"One argument that people like to make is that organizations like the ASPCA use some of the money for its intended purpose. And with nearly $150,000,000 a year now in revenues, how 
can they not? But it is a question of potential: are they doing enough given their immense 
wealth? The answer is No. They could save 1/4th of all animals killed in U.S. shelters, rather 
than fewer than some rescue groups do." - Nathan Winograd's Facebook Page
So lets look at the costs per animal in Washoe County to test that theory.  Washoe County in 
Nevada is the community that Mr. Winograd uses in his Dollars & Sense - The Economic Benefits of

Washoe (Reno) - $7,800,000 Budget / 15,000 animals = $520.00 

Now let's look at how many animals the ASPCA could save at that same rate.

ASPCA - $150,000,000 Budget / $520 per animal like Washoe = 
288,462 additional saved

Considering Mr. Winograd has in the past acknowledged that 4 million animals die in animal shelters
 each year, 1/4 of those animals would be 1 million.  He appears to be off by about 711,538 animals.
 This must be the "new math" of the No-Kill movement.

I'll even ignore the fact that the ASPCA already provides million in grants to shelters across the 
country.  So according to these calculations, an additional 288,462 would be saved, 
but 3,711,538 would still be dying.  So his desire for their $150 million in funding would amount to
 one of those tiny little band-aids you place on a pin prick.

In addition, this would take away the ability of the ASCPA to investigate cruelty cases, assist those
 animals seized in cruelty cases, provide disaster training and response, their equine fund, 
spay neuter services, or any of their other services.  So who in their right mind would want to take 
these services away from our animals, and if those services were no longer provided, the fact is 
donations would drop tremendously anyway.  So the logic is just ludicrous.

Delaware's Legislature Buys This?

What bothers me most is that our state leaders actually buy into this crazy logic with their continued 
support for CAPA.  I look forward to seeing the minutes for the upcoming Delaware Animal Welfare 
Task Force Meeting on November 15, since they will be discussing adding enforcement to this 
misguided legislation.  I'm just wondering how much more money our state can waste on 
investigations, bickering, and creating an environment that is harmful to our animals.  
Maybe they should consider who responds to cruelty, hoarding, and disasters in our state, 
as well as representing our state assisting other states when they make their decision about CAPA.
“The Humane Society of the United States is thankful for the assistance of New Jersey SPCA andKent County SPCA. With the help of our partners, our response to this disaster hasresulted in the rescue of hundreds of animals in New York and New Jersey,” - The Paramus Post"  
What Does No-Kill Spend Their Money On?

Here is the Form 990 of the No-Kill Advocacy Center (Expenses $321,210).  Expenditures include 
$147,048 producing a movie to convince people that No-Kill works, $90,415 for their annual 
conference, $60,000 Salary, and $54,206 providing guidance and support with publications like 
Dollars & Sense discussed above.

Here is the Form 990 for No-Kill Nation (Expenses - $283,076).  Their notable expenses were 
$119,482 for Program Expenses which they list as conferences, $22,545 in advertising, and 
only $22,898 in awards and grants.

In fact there is even a new No-Kill fundraiser underway.  Is it to save those animals that they claim 
the other organizations neglect to?  Of course not!!!  The No-Kill movement is not about saving 
animals, it's about creating a brand identity, like the name sewn on someone's backside wearing 
those $500 jeans. So the movement needs funds to try to silence anyone that disagrees and speaks out about their tactics against organizations like PETA and HSUS.

These were my favorite statements from the site:
"In response to this — and other efforts to undermine the No Kill community — we have setup a fund to counteract slander and libel. This will be a sum of money, equally divided between No Kill Nation and the No Kill Advocacy Center.  It will be put towards efforts (already underway, and successful) to sue those who spread libelous disinformation about No Kill.
Mr. Cooper is donating all of the digital proceeds from three of his novels to No Kill, for at  
least the next six months. If you buy these novels, the proceeds will be automatically deposited 
in our bank account.  Alternately, you can leave a donation through PayPal, via the link at the bottom.
Hence, for as little as 99 cents, you can read a novel, and simultaneously contribute to No Kill’s Anti-Slander Fund." -
At first I thought it was a joke, but when I checked the Whois record, the site is owned by No-Kill 
Nation.  What a shame that money that should be spent saving animal lives, is instead being spent 
on a website to promote a fiction author and threaten dissenters. 

As much as I have disagreed with the No-Kill Movement and their legislation CAPA, they really have 
sunk to new depths reminiscent of playground bullies. As we know, bullies never accept 
responsibility for their actions, and blame the world for their mistakes and failures.  I guess that's 
why No-Kill feels it's necessary to attack other organizations. It seems the No-Kill movement thinks 
that the world is picking on them, but that's not the case, we're just pointing out that their logic 
doesn't work.