LAAS Lowers Killing by Refusing Neonates--Ammended
Death in the shelter doubles under Boks.
Interesting statistics for those who are interested or who can understand them.
During the past three months, dog and cat killing decreased by 2,507.
But, neonate impounds dropped 1,536, meaning Boks was not killing them because he was turning them away. He is also refusing feral cats which also decreases impounds. Neonates and ferals have a very high euthasia rate, including 100% for ferals. Since feral cats do not have their own statistical category, we don't know how many were refused. I do know that when I tried to get a trap from them some months ago to trap a feral living under a friends house, I was told they no longer rent out traps.
But 60% of Boks improved kill numbers are not accomplished through any dramatic improvement of LAAS' ability to save animals, but because he simply is not doing his job.
In addition, because of increased crowding, disease and fighting, 271 cats and dogs did not leave breathing. Live in, dead out.
Also, take a look at this. The number of all animals dying in the shelter from disease, injury, etc., has more than doubled since Boks started. From 1,149 2005 to 2,371.
That is, for all animals, not just cats and dogs, the death rate has doubled under Boks.
June 2007 …2,371
May 2006 …1,433
April 2005 …1,149
March 2004 …931
Ed can get award after award, but he is just pushing them out onto the street or letting them die in the shelter from disease, or kill each other in the shelters.
He will whine that no matter what he does, he can’t catch a break. True, we are on to him. No matter what he does, it is not working.
There is an important comment below from a person who works at the Las Vegas shelter who had witnessed increased a huge "died on Premise" numbers at the Lied shelter. Shortly thereafter, HSUS had to kill 1,000 of the animals in one week due to disease outbreak. I posted about this happening in Maybe April on this blog.
Many of us have worried exactly about this, knowing that Ed is playing with fire. However, knowing Ed he will find an excuse for not taking responsibility for preventing an outbreak when it happens.