I have constantly doubted the reasons Boks gives for his failures.
The latest increase of 24% in impounds and a 31% increase in Killing is supposedly due to increased foreclosures.
This didn't make sense to me, because people losing their homes may dump their animals, those houses are being bought by renters or other home owners who can now get a pet for the first time.
And, if foreclosures were the problem, why have not NYC impound statistics or killing numbers gone up? Is NYC immune from foreclosures? Are foreclosures down in NYC?
During the past 6 months when Ed said LAAS impounds increased 24%, New York's rose by only 4%, and impounds of dogs actually declined. Why is LA up 24% and NYC only 4%?
Also, Ed said because foreclosures are up in LA, killing is up by 31%.
Guess what? Euthanasia in NYC for cats and dogs has decreased 4%!
LA up 31%; New York down 4%.
Ed probably knows what is going on but he isn't telling, just like he did not explain where 2,000 kittens disappeared to last year.
NYC Statistics through June, 2008:
Dogs + Cats killing went from 6,532 down to 6,307 between 2007-2008
Dog + Cat impounds went from 18,122 to 18,918, or up 4%