Boks claimed LAAS was the number one pet adoption agency in the country, and Villaraigosa repeated and affirmed his claim at a press conference.
A couple of days later, Marcia Mayeda put out a press release that said the Mayor was wrong and that LA County was the number one adoption agency.
Ed shot back in his blog that LAAS had done their homework and that County gave him four different sets of adoption numbers, and in each, the adoption numbers increased. Then, he said, they received a fourth set from the County after Villaraigosa announced the City was number one. He said in that last set, 6,000 additional animals "mysteriously" appeared, which he dismissed as a lie. Actually, he "quickly dismissed them."
Brad Jensen and I were both interested in those emails and numbers and made identical requests for public records to Boks and Mayeda:
Copies of any and all correspondence between LA City and LA County regarding this issue, including the four sets of increasing adoption numbers provided by County. Date and time should be provided for each correspondence item provided.
Dear Mr. Muzika:
This email is in response to your public records request of
There was no correspondence between LA City and LA County regarding this issue. Therefore, we have no records responsive to this request.
Marcia Mayeda, CAWA
Director Animal Services,