After Boks/Villaraigosa announced LAAS was the #1 adoption agency in the country, Mayeda issued a press release the next day stating County placed 28,309 animals with included adoption and rescues of dogs, cats and others for fiscal 2006/2007, which beat Boks claim of 25,279.
"Placed" of course, is different from adoptions, and County beats LAAS hands down in that category, despite the fact they adopt out a far lower percentage of live impounds than LAAS.
Linda Barth, as a result of Brad Jensen's Request for Records, stated that some unidentified individual at County told her--or the LAAS statistics person, that County placed 22,290 animals in 2006/2007. This was, according to her, the third set of numbers provided to LAAS by County.
Apparently, according to Barton, County first two sets supplied by County were for 2005/2006, not 2006/2006, set #1 for dogs and cats, set #2 included other animals.
According to Boks, the fourth set of County numbers was released by Mayeda after only after Villaraigosa's press release, and Mayesa claimed that County placed 28,309 animals, which is 6,000 animals higher than the County person supplied Barton.
Although I may not have the whole story, it appears Mayeda blindsided Boks. Even if County had placed 6,000 more animals, the last numbers they gave LAAS were 6,000 lower than Mayeda announced a day or two after Villaraigosa's press release.
If Barton's version is true, and I think it is, Mayeda is a far bigger liar than Boks, and, like her claim that County adopts out 90% of its adoptable animals, is such a flagrant lie that she is #1 in the Hall of Shame.
I stand corrected. A comment sent in below alleges that Boks claimed 100% placement of adoptable animals when he was in Maricopa County. The commenter stated Boks killed 100,000 there, which is more than Mayeda does at County. Right now I am not going back to check Maricopa County's euth record, but I remember it being much lower. Another commenter said Boks used the term "placement." However, he only used that term after Mayeda used that term.
He used the word adopted meaning LAAS adoptions and New Hope adoptions. I hope when Ed goes, we drop the term New Hope and go back to "rescues," or something similar. I'd hate his legacy to live on in our terminology.
Another commenter joked "Placed where, in the grave?" Funny.
I guess they are both equal liars, but in this case, if Linda Barton is telling the truth, LAAS, Boks and Villaraigosa were snookered by Mayeda.