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.