THE NUMBER OF DOGS AND CATS DYING IN THE SHELTER DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS HAS INCREASED 94%!
THE NUMBER THAT DIED, 1,263, IS THE HIGHEST EVER IN THE RECORDED HISTORY OF ANIMAL SERVICES AS A RESULT OF OVERCROWDING AND DISEASE.
Much, much worse are the died in shelter numbers and rates for “All Other Animals.” Last year it was 704. This year it is 1,984, a little short of triple despite the fact that hundreds fewer were impounded. Why? New Hope rescues were at 450% of the level of Animal Services adoptions.
The biggest joke is the killing of neonatal kittens. Euthanasia is down big time, but artificially. Boks has refused to take in kittens, giving the owners, like Ron Mason, bottle feeding kits instead. In this year of a bumper crop of kittens all over California, Animal Services officially took in 2,200 fewer than the year before. How many were refused and how many just were not counted, no one knows. The number of kittens dying in the shelter more than doubled from 400 to 802 despite far fewer being brought in.
Boks has not explained how or why the impound numbers for neonatals decreased so much compared to LA County and other shelters. He calls it an anomaly, which means refusing and warehousing.
Kitten intake in all other surrounding shelters was up this year, yet it was down in LA City by 40%. That's no anomaly. That's Boks fudging the numbers. He did the same thing in Arizona and New York. He refused kittens and feral cats, voila, euthanasia is down. Did he save those animals? No. They just ended up on the street.
Now he's trying to blame the high number of animals dying in the shelter on the bottle baby fosters. Most of the cats/dogs that died in the shelter were adult cats that died in the shelter, not with fosters. Boks would blame the deaths on Mother Teresa if she were alive. He's that shameless. Those animals died from disease, lack of medical care because of Boks' overcrowding and lack of vets.
Here are Brad's charts charts Look at the increase in cat/dog death. The increase for others is much, much higher.
THREE TIMES AS MANY ANIMALS ARE DYING UNDER BOKS' CARE!
ONE THIRD OF ALL ANIMALS IN ALL CITY SHELTERS DIED IN TWO WEEKS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR!
That is gross mismanagement but no one cares here in LA. When Boks did this in New York he was fired. If you or I let our animal die from disease, we'd be busted like Mason and in jail. Mason's animals weren't even dying. Some had a cold, one had a limp, one was just old. Boks has committed gross animal cruelty and neglect.
Wow. I never thought "anomaly" meant "even as practised a liar as I can't come up with a plausible explanation for this ugly truth."
Ed always breaks new ground in his quest for glory, over the bodies of dead cats and dogs -- and who knows what else.
Isn't it time the state of California got involved? Isn't the Hayden Act a state law? How many times does someone get to break it before state officials look into it? Ed admits breaking it 1,155 times last year alone.
It's not like Ed can hide behind his position (crouched and lying) to avoid this. The Hayden Act is MEANT for people in his job. I can't violate it, I don't impound animals. The ones it's meant to reign in are him, Mayeda, the ones whose job it is to protect animals. Why can't Schwarzenegger or Jerry Brown (CA Attorney General) start taking action?
Or is the fact that dogs and cats can't vote what's protecting Boks?
Here are numbers for ALL animals that died on their own in the shelter from illness and injury
ALMOST THREE TIMES AS MANY ANIMALS HAVE DIED FROM NEGLECT AND CRUELTY CAUSED FROM OVERCROWDING AND LACK OF CARE!!!
No wonder euthanasia in 07 is down when you just let animals die
Here are bunnies that were euthanized
Almost four times as many bunnies were euthanized since Boks got here
Here are others that died from lack of care in the shelter
06/07 1984 !!!
Intake is down yet animals dying is up!
04/05 5% died
05/06 8% died
06/07 25% died!!!
Heaven forbid you lose your bird or other pet, it has a 25% chance of dying in the shelter before you can find it. Some of these animals dying are lost pets.
Mayor Bloomberg fired Boks when he did this in New York, yet our Mayor Villaraigosa thinks that allowing animals to die of illness and injury in the shelter is fine. That's animal cruelty. Our City is committing animal cruelty. This is a criminal act.
Boks' new "nokill" programs. Forget BigFix, STAR or Felix programs. These programs actually "work!"
Kitten/feral cat refusal program. Refuse to take in animals most likely to be euthanized. Let people dump these animals on the street to create even more kittens that you can refuse next year. The Department doesn't do feral cat sweeps so no one will know.
Overcrowding and warehousing. Pack as many animals as you can into each kennel. Let they kill each other in cage fights or give each other fatal diseases. Don't provide them with veterinary care so they will die on their own. At least they won't end up in the euthanasia column. That's all that matters.
Last but not least, just tell everyone you are "nokill." Mislead people by twisting numbers and doing funny math. Most people won't look at the actual statistics because you need a calculator to read them.
This is how Ed Boks makes animal shelters "nokill." He just makes things appear to be nokill on paper. More animals are actually dying but that doesn't matter. Appearances are all that matter to Boks and our Mayor.
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