Seems there are those who can't take their time to read links provided. So I will be so kind as to post this article in it's entirety to show just how stupid Barnette is and how she fails to show that she gives a shit about shelter animals. Keep in mind that she got many of these dogs already altered, ready to be SOLD, at the expense of the LA taxpayer. She couldn't bring herself to help the local shelter animals in King County which should be her first priority. Wonder how LA will feel when she starts bringing in dogs from Arizona or Nevada rather than finding homes for the LA shelter animals.
State Investigates Illegal Transfer Of Dogs From California To Bellevue
Investigators say nearly 200 dogs brought to the Seattle Humane Society in the past year did not have rabies vacciations or required health certificates.
Bellevue - A state investigation is underway into the illegal transport of dogs from California to the Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue.
According to investigators, none of the animals brought here between September 2008 and July 2009 had rabies vaccines, heartworm tests or the state required health certificates.
"Our first choice is to rescue animals in our own community, but we were unable to get healthy dogs here locally in King County and we did not want to put our own population at risk," says Seattle Humane Society CEO Brenda Barnette. Then why did your own medical director stop vet services to the shelter animals, what did that help? And also, you did several transports over a period of time, does that mean that the shelter animals continiously have disease? Since that was a concern, why didn't you make sure the LA and Kern dogs were without disease?
Some say the Humane Society did just that, by taking in 180 dogs from Kern County Animal Control in Bakersfield, California that could have been sick.
"We didn't realize that they didn't have all the vaccines until recently and we weren't bringing them here. A volunteer was bringing them from California," says Barnette. "I mean it's our responsibility to know about it. I don't want to say we shouldn't but our vets didn't tell us about it." It was your responsibility to know the law, Barnette, not anyone else's. She's learned her Whino lesson well, always blame someone else, never accept your own responsibility in all of it.
King County Animal Control Sgt. John Diel says he was alerted about the alleged illegal transfer of animals from a Humane Society volunteer. Diel says this poses a serious public health hazard.
"If a dog came in with rabies and exposed another animal it would be very likely it could be spread if it came in contact with a human," says Diel.
Kern County Animal Control Director Gary Shaw admits the dogs were sent here without vaccines or papers, but says he was unaware of Washington state law. Shaw says he will now comply, but must charge the Seattle Humane Society five dollars per dog to have them vaccinated before transfer.
Sgt. Diel in King County says this is unnecessary when there are plenty of dogs locally that need homes. Diel says he has reached out to the Humane Society on many occasions, asking to transfer hundreds of dogs from his shelter, but been told there is no room. Could it be that she doesn't give a damn, Sgt. and was only seeing $$$$$ with neutered and free animals?
"It's a shame. It's unfortunate and I don't know what message they're giving their donors. I thought the mission was to help save dogs in King County," says Diel. Barnette's mission is to make herself look good, not to help the shelter animals.
Brenda Barnette says the Humane Society stopped accepting as many dogs from King County Animal Control recently because the dogs were sick with illnesses like Parvo. Then why not volunteer your druggie medical director to help instead of having him withdraw vet services? Again did the shelter have parvo over a year while you continued to import dogs?
A state vet from the Washington Department of Agriculture did visit the shelter Monday morning and says there are no concerns about the health of any of the animals there right now.