Since I interviewed Ron Mason and posted his side of the story, I received a comment that there is no field test for panleukemia. Therefore Animal Services libeled Mr. Mason to make him look bad for the press. The LAAS bulletin about the bust has disappeared from the LAAS site.
This is the link on the LAAS site to the press release. Click on it now, and the page has disappeared. I wonder how the edited version will look if and when it goes back up.
10-11-07 ACTF Arrests Suspect for Animal Neglect
THERE IS NO PROOF WHATSOEVER THAT ANY CAT WAS SICK OTHER THAN THE ONE HE WAS TREATING FOR URI!!! LAAS LIED TO DANA BARTHOLOMEW ABOUT THE HEALTH CONDITION OF THE CATS.
However, in the photos, a few of the kittens look like they might have been ill, but without intake numbers, testing and disposition facts, we'll never know.
Mr. Mason needs help. He told me he needs an attorney. He could also use help cleaning the property and helping with whatever needs the cats have. Perhaps some cats to be taken to a vet for blood tests to help support his case that none--except for one cat--were ill.
Anyone with a camera can take pictures of the cats to show they look to be healthy. We need to follow the impounded evidence animals, especially Muffin.
Mr. Mason's phone number is (818) 993-6816.
Let's get together and help him and show Boks that his ever more frequent busts of "hoarders" is being noted and he'd better follow the letter of the law from here on out. I wonder if there is some lawyer who wants to handle a libel suit for Mr. Mason? Then, there is that little bitty matter of how sick the cats were and the test results on the 12 kittens that were killed.