For quite a while, I have been a critic of Ed Boks at LAAS. He uses numbers, spin and bragging to cover the failure of his department to save animals. He regularly brags about being number one in this or that on a monthly basis as you well know.
I am also aware of the even more dismal failure of your department under your management. Your poor performance outshadows any poor performance by LAAS, any day, any year. In fact, your department has the worst performance of any large public shelter I am aware of, including Maricopa County, New York city and LAAS. You kill as many cats and dogs as LAAS even impounds.
You claimed in a County annual report that you are adopting about 90% of "adoptable" animals. This claim is so out of touch with reality that rescuers laugh at you. You have failed to establish any substantive relationships with rescue groups which readily demonstrates your incompetence.
This chart shows your department's utter failure to save animals under your indifferent incompetence or to establish any significant working relationship with rescue organizations.
(Please click on the above image to see a larger picture. Only the two bottom bars count, as County and LAAS are the two large shelters.)
Your use of behavior testing is a face-saving fraud of someone too lazy or incompetent to do the job you are suposed to be doing. It allows you to kill animals freely, which makes your job easier. Impound-kill.
Then you found phony legal justification for the use of behavior testing that allows you, as is apparent in your numbers, to ignore rescue groups, saying you cannot even release those animals to rescues because they are dangerous. This does not explain how every other large system kills far fewer dogs and cats as a percentage, and most have far nore animals as a percentage released to rescue groups.
I plan to continually bring to light your outrageous and flagrant lying to the Supervisors and the public to make it appear that you making good progress towards saving lives.
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