It is an incredible disappointment.
Remember his promised five year plan to No Kill that never happened? Well, this is a five year plan to a more efficient bureaucracy with not the slightest mention radically reducing the number of animals killed or animals adopted.
It does not even mention no kill. Doing a search on the five year plan, I could not find, "no-kill," "save rate," "euthanasia," "kill rate," or even "adoption rate."
I see two goals in my brief reading which has any real numbers: a goal to have New Hope partners adopt an additional 264 animals in 2009 vs. 2008, and a gaol to reduce returns by 10%.
This plan is filled with empty words, meaningless program outlines that have no attached real goals in terms of anticipated increases in save rates or reduction of killing.
This is a plan that outlines future programs and plans and nothing about reducing the number of animals killed. This is an awful, awful plan that puts the focus on a bureaucracy's ability to create a more efficient bureaucracy in the future and nothing about saving lives.
THIS PLAN MUST BE SCRAPPED IMMEDIATELY. IT IS PURELY A COVER MY ASS DOCUMENT WHERE THE GMs OF THE FUTURE CAN SAY: We met every goal in the plan, therefore we are performing at 100% of our commitment, but unfortunately, we are still killing 18,000 animals a year.
This plan is an acceptance of failure.