One thing is clear: our LA animal community id deadlocked by bickering, hatred and self-righteousness. We are not moving. We attack everyone and so the animals are dying and NO ONE is offering a solution.
I have to counter all you Winograd haters out there. You may hate him as a person for may different reasons, such as his penchant for bad mouthing everyone; plagiarism; attacking former clients (which I don't like at all; and establishing his reputation by success with a VERY small shelter.
But, I do not see anyone stepping forward and really offering to help. I see no one making much headway in getting rid of Boks. I have even been feeling sympathy (short-lived) for him lately. I do not see any other shelter director offering even moral support in our struggle to end the killing.
Boks has brought the killing way down and that is good; but it is too little too late and is mostly a function of refusing impounds and increased dying in the shelters, and perhaps a little Chameleon juggling. But this is not a sustainable solution. What is happening with the animals refused? His euth numbers are improving because he is failing to do his job.
Rather than wait for a consensus---I don't even see the slightest attempt to wrestle with the problem of finding a non-Boks solution--and watching the animals dying at over 1,000 a month, I feel it is time to act.
The only agent of change I see on the horizon is Winogard. No one else is coming out of the woodwork. There is a degree of consensus behind him but mostly naysayers filled with anger and doubt make comments on this blog. No one appears to want improvement so much as say it cannot happen with Nathan, or it cannot happen as long as there is a public who has animals.
One commenter said that only 15% of persons adopting animals get them from the shelter. The rest are store-bought or from a neighbor's litter or someone who adopts an animal from someone who cannot or will not take care of the animal anymore.
If Boks were doing his job, many of those animals would be showing up in the shelters and the shelters would be "the" place to get an animal.
Given all this I am announcing my complete support for Winograd to come in and shake up the system. We need change now and can't wait for eight or nine years for impounds to drop because of spay/neuter.
I find very few commenters offering solutions, only opinions that nothing will work. That attitude is killing animals.