Despite Ed Boks recent statement that foreclosures are driving up Animal Services impound numbers and the euth rate, that conclusion is almost certainly wrong.
Our fantastic pool of number crunchers are crunching numbers. It appears that foreclosures are a negligible contributor to increased impounds.
Also, the largest increase in impounds is for kittens and puppies, which would be independent of foreclosures, but much more likely related to the refusal of kittens by Animal Services between May and October of last year.
When I get the real numbers, this post will come down and the more careful analysis will go up.
The conclusion then would be Boks' policy on refusing kittens last year caused the large increase in impounds this year.
Get it, Boks always finds someone else to blame but himself; this time it was the economy. Maybe next he'll blame Saturn in Leo as the cause.