From Jennifer Pryor:
TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 10:00 AM, IS THE DAY WE'VE ALL BEEN HEARING ABOUT WHEN LAAS EMPLOYEES, CONCERNED CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF THE HUMANE COMMUNITY GO TO CITY COUNCIL TO SAY "WE ARE FED UP WITH ANIMALS DYING, LACK OF SPAY NEUTER, A MISMANGED BUDGET WHICH REDUCES FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE FOR THE ANIMALS, AND A LEADERSHIP THAT MISREPRESENTS THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE NEEDLESSLY DYING.
The more support we show the more likely it is that Council will take action.
This is an unprecedented moment for the voiceless in Los Angeles to speak through you. LAAS employees and members of the Humane Community, in solidarity, will demand that the city do something about Boks/Barth.
WE WILL NOT GET A CHANCE LIKE THIS AGAIN. PLEASE COME AND SPEAK FOR THE ANIMALS!
Tuesday, Sept 9, 2008 at 10:00 AM
City Hall, City Council Chambers
200 North Main, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Call your Councilmember to arrange FREE parking at City Hall.
Please post the names of all LAAS employees who address City Council with an unsolicited vote of no confidence.
Yeah, I'm sure lots of employees feel secure enough in their job to go throw their boss under a bus.
feel free to use these numbers in your address to the council:
taken DIRECTLY from the LAAS website, their official budgets.
in 2001/2002 fiscal year for LA Animal Services (city) the cost per animals (approx 58,000 dogs and cats, extrapolated from bar graph, only exact cat #'s are given equaling 21,979 cats) costs per animals serviced was:
food, veterinary, med supply- $5.73
all other operating expenses except salaries + above: $15.16
salaries only: $204.85
salaries + all costs above: $220.01
in 2005/2006 we see a dramatic increase. please explain to me how shelter populations can be decreasing (2005/06 saw 45,813 animals serviced by the department) and the numbers- all PUBLICIZED by LA Animal Services are:
food, veterinary, med supplies- $13.89
all other operating expenses except salaries + above: $20.04
salaries only: $316.30
salaries + all above costs: $350.23
so, even though intake dropped by almost 30%, costs per animal serviced increased by MORE THAN 56%!!! proof positive the money spent on animal control services is not relative to shelter intake numbers!
why has there been no investigation? ?????????
if this isn't sheer mismanagement I don't know what it!
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