Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rancho Cucamonga "No Kill" Spin OR Ain't Public Records Fun?

Want to know how to become "No Kill"? Just take a hint from Rancho Cucamonga, the shelter that Nathan Winograd wants to forget.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA handled 6067 animals in 08 while the County of San Bernardino at their Devore Shelter handled 13,756 animals in 08.

In 2008, Rancho's euthanization of dogs increased slightly but those who died in the kennels went up dramatically. Only 11 dogs died in the kennels in 2007 but 102 died in kennels in 2008. Throw pits and other dogs into a kennel and let the pits kill them for you. One way to go "No Kill".

Rancho's euthanization of cats decreased slightly but died in kennel went up as well. They had 149 cats to die in their cages in 2007 but had 352 to die in 2008 in their cages. This way helps the euthanization numbers at least.

San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control handled over twice as many animals at 13,756 in the Devore shelter and only had 90 dogs to die in kennels and 120 cats for 2008.

Rancho had 1434 dogs surrendered by the public (not owner surrenders) while the County had 1575. And Rancho had 2883 cats surrendered by the public (not owner surrenders) while the County had 2104.

Rancho had 390 dogs surrendered by their owners and 288 cats surrendered by owners whereas the County had 417 dogs and 158 cats surrendered by owners. Again you can see that something is really wrong considering that Rancho has as many and more owner surrenders than the County at Devore.

Rancho serves a population base of about 170,000 whereas the County of San Bernardino encompasses the largest land mass of any county in the country and serves 4 cities with a population of 217,000 plus the unincorporated areas of the county, just to give you a comparison.

Since installing the "No Kill Equation" program Rancho has not been able to reduce the number of impounds with an increase every year. So far their volunteer time has been limited to an average of 10 hours a day and 08 saw a decrease in volunteer hours. (Per Rancho web site) Also the budget for Rancho for 08-09 was $2.5 million. Divide that by population and probably the citizens of Rancho pay more for animal control than any other citizens in the country. And with all that money, Rancho still can't make the "No Kill Equation" program work.

The writing is on the wall here with Rancho Cucamonga, the shelter Winograd wants to forget. To hell with the live release rate that Winograd throws out, look at the suffering and the animals that are sacrificed to get those numbers.

This info is taken from the Annual Report of Local Rabies Control Activities for 2007and 2008.
Public records were requested also for Charlottesville and Reno but since they are non profits, no public records are available or they would be posted here also. With the downfall of PACCA, Rancho is the only truly open door shelter left in Winograd's bag of tricks. He is dependent on the status of non profits to keep the truth hidden.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Nathan Winograd's "Source" Per Best Friends

In followup to my last post "Who is Nathan J. Winograd?", I would like to present his "source" for his rantings against Pat Dunaway. I suspect that his rantings about Ardena Perry come from the same type of source. This is what Best Friends had to say about his "source" and obviously they didn't find the "accusations" correct that Ms. Dunaway supports cruelty at the San Bernardino County shelter. So if Best Friends thinks his source is cuckoo, would that go for him too? They have since removed it from their site but there is a cache of it.

Vikki Shore's A Loose Cannon!
April 1, 2009 : 12:52 AM
It is important to know that the following website is filled with old, and sometimes fabricated information. Going off of her allegations, an investigation was launched with the San Bernardino's District Attorney's Office and it was found that renovations and adjustments are already taking place.

Best Friends is now working with Devore to clean up the shelter and help the animals in need.

When presented with this positive information, Vikki Shore, the founder of became unstable and hostile. She is now fabricating information that she claims that I said to her. It is unfortunate, but good information for fellow rescuers to know.

Can someone say "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?"

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Who is Nathan J. Winograd?"

Someone sent me a blog where he is condemning someone else, Ardena Perry in Reno. This man knows no shame. So what that others don't see him in the same light (or dark) that he sees himself. I did a little investigating and here's what I found.

First of all, he is connecting Ms. Perry with Pat Dunaway and takes another shot at this woman. Who is she? A Houston reporter also refers to the ubiquitous Pat Dunaway in his lengthy article and Nathan Winograd's obsession with her. Later on that.

Seems Ms. Perry is a well respected member of her community, a valued volunteer with Animal Control. She is also an appointed member of one or two commissions. A Readers Digest article had Ms. Perry organizing her neighborhood to upkeep empty houses so as to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood. I don't see that his accusations make sense about this woman.

And as for Pat Dunaway, I can't find anything that supports his accusations. The County of San Bernardino does have their cases online and there are no listings, not even a traffic ticket, for Pat Dunaway. Also I learned that there was a court case filed stating all the cruelty that Winograd mentions Ms. Dunaway supports from the County of San Bernardino, not the City of San Bernardino as Mr. Winograd's link shows. The County of San Bernardino had the contract with Rancho Cucamonga, not the City. The court case was dismissed for lack of evidence.

Then I discovered that Ms. Dunaway has never been an employee and in any way associated with employment with the county or city as Mr. Winograd states. She is known only for her contributions to spay/neuter and rescue as far as animal control is concerned. I did find an old article still on a cockfighting forum written by the Press Enterprise that Ms. Dunaway was the inspiration for making cockfighting a felony in California. I have yet to see anything that supports Mr. Winograd's accusations of what she accuses him of. And I challenge him to produce that.

Best Friends filed a complaint stating the same things Mr. Winograd states about the cruelty at the Devore Shelter in San Bernardino County. Best Friends and the DA investigated these charges and found them false. Mr. Winograd's link on his posting leads right to the one who Best Friends has referred to as "cuckoo for cocoa puffs". So, Mr. Winograd, your own buddies are calling your accusations "cuckoo for cocoa puffs" in essence because you have taken your accusations from Best Friends has called this site misleading and out of date, just like your accusations.

Now who is Nathan J. Winograd? He is someone who loves to take credit even when he isn't due any. According to Ed Boks, Winograd recommended him for the job. Mr. Winograd, you just bragged on Tara Darby, your hand picked manager for PACCA/Philly. What happened, Mr. Winograd? You put the blame on management yet you picked the management. And Rancho Cucamonga, CA bought into your program and I found two newspaper articles that show they are not claiming to be no kill because animals were being dumped on them because of it. I also saw their budget sky rocketing and no volunteers. This is online at the City web site.

How many animals have you handled in your "shelter" career, Mr. Winograd? Patricia J. Ruland discovered that you were only over the shelter in San Fran for a week and a half. Then your short tenure at Tompkins County handling about 3000 or so animal a year. You're no expert in shelter management with only 10,000 animals under your belt. I also see that you are trying hard to convince San Fran to declare no kill, I thought they were no kill if one listens to you.

You're just running scared, Mr. Winograd and you take your anger out on others. Show me where Ms. Dunaway says all those things about you, show me. I'm pretty good about research and I can't find them. I find two reporters that dispute your accusations in print, that's what I find. But these two women are at least in good company in that you have put them in the same catagory as HSUS and Peta, and not one of your Whinonettes. I consider you to be no more than a Wayne Pacelle wannabe anyway.

Who is Nathan J. Winograd? In my book, well, let's just say he is not one of my favorite people.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Need Your Help

I need for my readers to help research the "Process Church" in relationship to Best Friends.

I have found one place that refers to their belief that dogs can foretell the coming of the end of the world. I need something credible about that.

Send any and all info besides that as well. Thanks.

Pit Bulls and the Idiots that Own Them

The Big Bust of last week shows that the pit nutters are alive and well and into dog fighting.

So everyone thought that the sweet nurse down the street with the pits was a "responsible" pit owner. Or how about the dedicated school teacher working with the disabled? He was probably looking at his students as bait for his fighting dogs. Need to check the rolls and make sure they are all there. Just middle class, responsible jobs, but FUCKING DOG FIGHTERS IS WHAT THEY ARE.

Scum, nothing but scum. This time it ain't the low life of the neighborhood disproving what the pit nutters try to make us believe.

It's time to put these pit nutters in their place, they are failing to police themselves, so now we do it. They belong in jail in my book with a big red target on their asses.

Trust no pit owner at this point, they are all trash. I no longer believe that even the most experienced person should be allowed to own these dangerous dogs. They need to be eliminated from the face of the earth, all those breeds that are bred for aggressiveness need to go.

Can you tell that I am pissed?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No Need to Repeat


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bemis to Jail, Scotty!

Cindy Bemis was sentenced to one year in jail for her hoarding charges in Kern County. She still awaits trial in San Bernardino.

Thus puts on hold another hoarder because I believe she will do it again as soon as she gets out. There is also a 5 year probation afterwards.

Will keep you posted on the case for San Bernardino.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Food for Thought

I went to my favorite website today and this hit me right in the face. - Many policymakers and the public do not tolerate wild animals as pets. In the days following the vicious chimpanzee attack on Charla Nash, many groups called for a federal ban on exotic pets. It was reported then that in the past 10 years, chimps had attacked 29 children. Yet in just a recent 3-year period, pit bulls killed 48 children. The number of children that suffered severe injury by pit bulls in this same time can be assumed as exponential.

It is time for policymakers and the public to stop tolerating pit bull attacks. We must create laws designed to prevent these attacks.
Just recently, a 12-foot pet python broke out of an aquarium and strangled a 2-year-old girl in her Florida home. The Humane Society of the United States reported that pet pythons have killed at least 5 children since 1980. Due to the dangerous nature of these snakes many municipalities outright ban them. The question is: Why don't more policymakers regulate pit bulls, a single dog breed with a documented 30-year record of horrific maulings and killings?

Thanks DBO for this insight. I will act on it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Charlotte Spadaro Has Left the Building

Charlotte Spadaro, the former Mayor of Beverly Hills and infamous hoarder, is missing. For those of us who awaited her arrival at Superior Court yesterday, she was a no show, she didn't sneak in. UPDATE: She did sneak in and was in court. Her attorney was not. Probably another tactic to delay, fire the attorney. She has fired several.

She's been offered a plea bargain but it was turned down. And now her "kennel" and "vet" clinic are closed and no one seems to know where she is. I understand that 80 or so dogs were left at a boarding facility and she hasn't paid for them.

Spadaro picks up strays and never looks for an owner even if it has a tag. I use the same groomer as she does and I have seen the condition of these dogs. She has brought some in with mange over and over again with my groomer telling her to take the dogs to the vet. My groomer called me one day and I went over to see the amount of hair off one dog that she had not brought in for a year. We saved it and gave it to the cruelty investigative officer.

So this post is to alert everyone to be on the lookout for Spadaro. She is in the same vein as Cindy Bemis, Kim Peck, and Cynthia Gudger, aka Anita Gilbert aka Barbara Ryan. Bemis and Gudger are in jail already, actually Gudger is in a mental institution. Kim Peck has moved but already having problems. Peck has moved onto the old grounds of Gudger.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Spadaro, please contact Brian Cronin at San Bernardino Animal Care and Control. Or leave a comment on here and I will contact Brian. We have to find this woman and stop her cruelty.

Happy 4th to All

I hate the 4th of July. I boycott fireworks by not buying from stores that sell them. But at this time of the year, it is almost impossible to go to a major grocery store who isn't selling them.

People are so stupid in California. We have fires all the time yet they will light those fireworks up when it is dry as sagebrush. Plus since we have such easy access, fireworks are brought in illegally from Mexico.

I have a suggestion, something I do every year. I ride the neighborhood and look for "off the ground" fireworks. These are the illegal ones. My town has a special number set up during fireworks season and you can call in quickly. So I look for the off the ground displays and call them in.

Also this time of the year, I stay busy going to the City Council meetings begging to make fireworks, even the safe and sane ones, illegal. It's hard because so many groups say they make all their money from fireworks. I say get off your lazy ass and find something else to support your charity. Stop putting me in danger for the sake of your charity.

And then the ritual of the other cultures here of shooting firearms in the air during the 4th. People have been killed sitting in their living rooms watching TV by these stray bullets.

Being in California can change one's mind about holidays, among other things.