The evening started off with about 100 confused looking crazy cat people. Michael Bell was there trying to bribe them all, of course, leading this writer to think he had rounded them up off the streets and paid them to come in.
Ugly man Koretz was running around trying to find a piece of ass. He's always worked the cat crowd because of their reputation of being so gullible. He chose the right venue because everyone was hanging on him, although someone finally put a paper sack over his head and that helped the atmosphere of the room.
When Barnette got up to speak, she made fun of how ignorant LA is instead of answering the truths that have been told about her. She said so what that she is a breeder, so what that she lies about SHS, LA was going to hire her anyway because no one else wanted the job. She came across as hateful, spiteful, and true to her reputation in Seattle. Many times she would not answer because she hasn't enough experience to know the answers. Some pertinent questions were asked but Barnette just shrugged them off and said to ask the Mayor.
She did say that she would continue to take homes away from the shelter animals in Seattle/King County by shipping dogs, altered and vaccinated by the LA taxpayer, to SHS, continuing her vendetta against King County for telling her to take a hike. She explained that this was "saving" lives. Actually it is taking lives but we won't tell anyone that.
She reminded everyone that she was part of the group that CLAIMED to make San Francisco the first "No Kill" city. Of course, she failed to mention that this was just a claim, not reality. The reality is that the SF SPCA has never taken pit bulls from the shelter and thus, they were euthanized. But hey, under "No Kill" that can be done because it's a numbers game and those pits were just classified under aggressive so they could be killed and it didn't affect those numbers.
Barnette explained the numbers game. She just took half of her "saved" numbers and put them out to "foster" homes, aka hoarders. Unfortunately her scheme to get taxpayer money in Seattle fell through and that is why she ended up in LA. She applied at her old stomping ground, the SF SPCA, but they said no more and didn't hire her. Oh, well, LA is better than facing the music in Seattle. She talked about her program to keep a pet with the owner who wants to surrender it. That is comprised of a $200 surrender fee, a waiting list, and just plain rejection. With her plans, there will be 100,000 foster homes in LA, no adoptions, just foster homes.
Flashbacks of Richard Nixon, shaking his head stating he was not a crook, were inspired by Barnette when talking of her breeder affiliations. "I am not a breeder" were her words while her fingers were crossed behind her back.
Even though Seattle Humane puts people on a waiting list, turns away pit bulls, and charges a whopping surrender fee, Barnette claims it is open door. According to the employees that she hired, this ain't true. While turning away animals in Seattle, Barnette helped LA out by taking their already altered dogs, the cute and fluffy ones, never a pit bull, or an old, injured, sick, dog, just the good stuff, the easily adoptable ones. Did she mention that the euthanasia that has to be done were on the animals that came in as strays from two terribly small contracts for housing? Many felt that her explanation about emergencies meant that SHS is an open door shelter, wrong again, explained Ms. Barnette.
At least she was honest about one thing, turning down the offer to speak at the "90 % Club" using the excuse she had to move. Do you think that somewhere deep down she actually does have some truth in her? Nah.