CATHIE TURNER, Golden Retriever breeder, claims to speak for over 100 breeders and breed clubs, etc.--all listed on her CONCERNED DOG OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA website. CATHIE TURNER sued the City to stop the 2008 SPAY/NEUTER Ordinance.
Cathie Turner of CDOC writes to Louis Krokover:
“LAAS has written to me several time to find out why no one is supporting this now that it has passed the Animal Commission. (Now just who would be writing from LAAS, wanna take a guess?) It could come up as soon as October 25th. If it is defeated in Public Safety, we are done. AKC is supposed to be sending out a bulletin as well. Cathie”
Who is LOUIS KROKOVER?
LOUIS KROKOVER, Tibetan Terrier Breeder and President of the Encino Neighborhood Council-- (which was convinced to vote to support the animal-limits increase—by, guess who? You got it, Louis Krokover.) (Here’s the link to his discussion of his Champion, R.J. , “It can cost as much as $5,000 to purchase and prepare a championship-caliber dog.”) http://www.thefreelibrary.com/R.J.
KROKOVER writes to Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz as President of Newday Development, Inc. (Aha, a developer—just what Koretz said he would stop if he was elected to Council last year!)
Krokover’s e-mail to Rosendahl and Koretz starts off:
“It is my best understanding within our city and my community that roughly 68% of the residents support the motion. But in fact, are afraid to come forward because of any possible negative actions that could arise if this motion were to fail and they were singled out. (What? Why would a regular citizen have to worry about being singled out? A breeder might have this worry.) This motion MUST PASS to protect our rights as individuals, even if the majority is to afraid to speak up at this time. (Duh, again, why would a regular pet owner be afraid to speak up?)
“Your good friend and supporter.” /S/ Louis Krokover
(Note: if 68% of the residents support this, then why does Cathie Turner write, “all the letters are in opposition.”) According to Rosendahl and Koretz, this motion was supposed to save “shelter animals,” so why would the “majority” be afraid to speak up, Mr. Krokover? What “individual rights?” And, who and where is the 68% of the residents who support the motion.)
I THOUGHT THIS WAS TO SAVE ANIMALS! KROKOVER SOUNDS LIKE THE AKC WEBSITE!
PAUL KORETZ, the West Los Angeles/Valley Councilman who helped the Mayor select Brenda Barnette (or had Jim Bickhart and the ADL-LA already made the choice?)
And there’s JEFFREY EBENSTEIN, (Koretz’ Deputy, helping the breeders. Read his e-mail below.
Well, they finally drummed up a little support such as this breeder, CAROL ESTERKIN, who wrote, “I have been involved in pure-bred dog activities since 1956, am an American Kennel Club Judge, President of an all-breed kennel club and a member of Concerned Dog Owners of Caliiornia.” (Letter in CF 10-0982 file.)
OLD BREEDING BUDDIES: You can go to “About CDOC”http://www.cdoca.org/aboutcdoc/aboutcdoc.html and see all their names as officers and directors. And you can go to http://www.jbradshaw.com/mission.pdf and see them organizing to defeat AB 1634 (CA statewide S/N bill) or to http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/AHBA/message/10059 , where they talk about “pressuring people [legislators] to change their votes” and defeat SB 250 (the latest CA statewide S/N effort.)
And remember the first time we saw Rosendahl and Cathie Turner working together? ROSENDAHL WAS THE ONLY VOTE AGAINST THE LOS ANGELES S/N ORDINANCE IN 2008!! The AKC website announced, “Last week, the City Council voted 10-1 in favor of the ordinance, with only Councilmember Bill Rosendahl standing up for responsible owners and breeders. “ http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?SEARCH_BUTTON.X=0%5C&SEARCH_BUTTON.Y=0&article_id=3422
AND, CATHIE AND CONCERNED DOG OWNERS FILED THE LAWSUIT AGAINST IT!
WHAT DO BILL ROSENDAHL, CATHIE TURNER, LOUIS KROKOVER AND CAROL ESTERKIN, AND BRENDA BARNETTE HAVE IN COMMON? BREEDING DOGS!!! And HOW DID KORETZ GET SO DEEP INTO THIS THAT HIS DEPUTY IS HELPING THEM? KORETZ SAID RECENTLY THAT HE OWED HIS ELECTION TO THE “ANIMAL PEOPLE.” ARE BREEDERS THE “ANIMAL PEOPLE” HE MEANT?
ARE THE RESCUERS AND THE ADL-LA BEING DUPED? Sort of looks that way!
HERE ARE THE E-MAILS. Judge for yourself:
To: bill,email@example.com, PauI,Koretz@lacity.org,
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
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Sat, Oct 16,2010 at 8:47 AM
Please read my comments below.
It is my best understanding within our city and my community that roughly 68% of the residents support the motion. But in fact, are afraid to come forward because of any possible
negative actions that could arise if this motion were to fail and they were singled out.
This motion MUST PASS to protect our rights as individuals, even if the majority is to afraid to speak up at this time. The claims about more animals running loose on our streets, excessive
noise and health issues are totally unfounded. When you look at other communities across our nation and even in Canada this is not the case. In fact - Less animals on the streets, no increase in noise and no health issues. If it can work for them - Then it can and will work for us.
Thank you for listening to me on this matter.
Your good friend and supporter,
Newday Development, Inc
CSLB # ~601712
5110 Valjean Ave
Encino, Ca 91436~1314
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 20108:30 am
Subject: Re: pet limit
Cathie - I did fax to John and also spoke to him briefly. If you are able to attend the ENC Executlve committee meeting this coming Tuesday at 12:30 PM at the Encino Womens Club, you can speak under public comment for the record. Hopefully the general board will discuss and support a motion in favor of this at the general meeting on October 27, 2010.
I have also spoken to many city council members expressing my support as a resident of our community.
Newday Development, Inc
CSLB # -601712
5110 Valjean Ave
Encino, Ca 91436-1314
Web -- www.newdaydevelopment.com
Notice of Privileged and Confidential Information may be co
From: Cathie Turner
Cc: Marion Bradshaw
Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 20108:23 am
Subject: Re: pet limit
Thanks Louis - I have been checking this constantly and the issue is that, other than one communication from Valley Glen NC, all the letters are in opposition.
That is why, as important as your contacts are, you need to write a letter and at a minimum fax it to John White - as do we all. At the end of the day there is no tally of phone calls and emails - it is how many letters did John put into the file. All the contact and fax info is on the first page
of the cdoc website at
LAAS has written to me several time to find out why no one is supporting
this now that it has passed the Animal Commission. It could come up as soon as October 25th. If it is defeated in Public Safety, we are done. AKC is supposed to be sending out a bulletin as well.
On Oct 15, 2010, at 1:29 PM, LK2NEWDAY@aol.com wrote:
This is from my friend at koretz's office. Louis
Sent from my Verizon WIreless BlackBerry
From: Jeffrey Ebenstein
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:12:47 -0700
Subject: pet limit
Just wanted to send you this link for the Counicl File on the pet limit increase issue, it has great
additional documentation as well.
http://cityclerk.lacity. orgllacityclerkconnectlindex. cfm?fa=ccfi.
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz
15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1020
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: (818) 971-3088, Fax: (818) 788-9210
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newsletter, click HERE.
Now we know why Cathie Turner and Brenda Barnette were instant new Best Friends! They already knew each other and it looks like this was all a plan. Could this "happy Breeder family" be why Rosendahl and Koretz rushed in the motion on June 4, AFTER the selection for GM had undoubtedly been made (although no announced until June 17)?
Just to give you a little insight as to why the breeders want this, although I'm sure that you may already know but here are the facts. According to a study by Ralston Purina and the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, only 10-20% of pet dogs and cats are obtained via adoption from animal shelters and rescues. The most common way for a pet owner to obtain a pet is from an acquaintance or family member (Breeding) 15-20% are purchased from breeders and only 2-10% are purchased from pet shops.
So Brenda Barnette, Rosendahl, and Koretz are handing a 15-30% increase in business to breeders on a silver platter. Of that 66% increase only about 10% will be taken from the shelter. It also can be translated into more backyard breeding, the oops litters, those where most people get their pets. And it translates into even more animals coming into the shelters. It translates into taxpayers getting rip off even moreso because of the BYB's and the breeders not paying their share of taxes on these sales. A double whammy is the taxpayers also has to pay the additional costs at the shelters. Do the math, see if it adds up to Barnette's math, it won't.