Doug Rae only lasted for 9 months and his legacy shows that his philosophy of "No Kill" doesn't help anyone, the animals nor the public. All this from the best manager as proclaimed by Winograd. The Whino would proclaim Howdy Doody the best if HD was a follower. Nathan Winograd's house of cards is falling.
City officials say the service suffered during the nine months Douglas Rae ran the Animal Care and Control division this year -- January through September -- compared with the same period last year. And it was reported that Rae was not working with advocacy groups, the backbone of the Whino's program. Several of these groups that had supported bringing Rae to Indy have now joined with the City in ousting Rae.
» 7% more calls for service
» 41% fewer animals impounded
» 29:36:00 average response time this year, an increase of more than nine hours, from 20 hours, 7 minutes last year.
The officials say Rae's focus on animal welfare put the public at risk. These numbers look at the first eight months of this year -- under Rae -- compared with the same period last year.
» 25% increase in adoptions, from 1,331 to 1,658
» 56% increase in returns of animals
» Or 44 more animals were returned to the shelter under Rae; 14 of those returns were because the animal was aggressive, including 3 that reportedly bit their owners.
Note: Numbers are for the first nine months of 2008 compared with the first nine months of 2009, except where noted otherwise.
All this in addition to his disrespect for employees and the City. He failed to carry through on mandates set by the Council as well. He hired his people into "management" positions even though they had no one to manage. His plan was to have the experienced people quit from his bullying, replace them with his "yes" No Kill'ers and destroy the Indy shelter just like he did with Philly. The new interium director immediately fired these No Kill'ers. Much of what he did has not become public yet such as his telling ACO's to NOT pick up animals in the field although these numbers from the IndyStar, a crappy paper that is part of the Gannett Media Group, do show that. Considering Rae's background on keeping inaccurate records, we don't know the full extent of how poor the numbers will be. Again the "No Kill Equation" has brought about more suffering than necessary and again proven to be a program to run away from.