I promised to lay off Mayeda until Boks is gone and a new GM is in. However, I received an email about a 10 month old puppy who died in an unheated kennel at the Carson "shelter," along with an urgent plea for blankets for the freezing dogs. Also, I wanted people to understand Mayeda must not become Boks replacement, as she was considered to be a replacement for Stuckey for a while.
Please see the photos below and help the animals sitting at all six LA County shelters. I have tried to work with the director of LACACC and have contacted the Board of Supervisors along with the office of the CEO regarding the conditions at the LA County shelters for many months to no avail. I have been given nothing consistent nor substantial in terms of changes. All the changes that have been promised have not been implemented, the few that has aren't consistent.
I have come to the conclusion that no one in administration at the LACACC department cares and director Mayeda is still quite effective at projecting the false image that she is a competent leader of the department to the Board of Supervisors.
Director Mayeda stated in an email dated 10/12/07 to me that the office of the CEO gave her department a budget of $5 million this year to make improvements to the shelters. No one has been able to give me any answer as to why there are no improvement made. Providing heat during the cold winter months IS part of the basic care and SHOULD be given but it has not come about.
A member of\n the public and resident of LA County called the office of Yvonne Burke on 11/30/07 asking for heaters to be placed in the kennels at the Carson shelter - this person was told that she is welcomed to bring any heaters but the county will not be paying for it. Again - what happened to the $5 million dollars given by the office of the CEO?
I received a distressed phone call regarding the dog you see below yesterday evening. I drove up to Carson this morning with the hope that I can get her out and bring her to our vet for emergency care. I found her dead on the outside part of the kennel. No blanket, no heat. I have attached the photo of her laying dead in the kennel with this email so you can see what one month and 3 days being in the LA County shelter (Carson) does to a healthy, young animal. She was just 10 months old.
Dog After "Treatment" and Boarding:
I cannot sit quiet and do nothing about this. I hope that after reading this email\n below and seeing the photos of the dog - you will be just as outraged at the way in which LA County ACC treats homeless animals. I hope you will help me exact accountability AND responsibility from the LACACC department. The public needs to know how their tax dollars are being put to work (or NOT at all).
Please, help me bring about changes for the LA County Shelter animals by demanding that the people put in the positions to run the department be accountable and responsible for what they are NOT doing. I hold Marcia Mayeda and her administration solely accountable and responsible for this dog's death.