Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Abigail Smith Fleeing Tompkins County SPCA

And I don't blame her, look at the deficit that she is leaving. I don't blame her as much as I blame the program, "NKE", for the deficit.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/5-finalists-named-for-austins-animal-services-chief-1015743.html

Out of all those finalists, I would still say Austin is screwed. They will learn their lesson the hard way like Philly and Indy did.

UPDATE: Be sure and read the comment regarding the Park family who are generous donors to Tompkins County SPCA. Looks like they aren't in the picture anymore. I would venture to say that Abigail is deserting a sinking ship.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess she was not willing to be a patsy for Winograd and the breeders, and she wasn't willing to lie for them.

Well, there are other patsies. Isn't that bizarre Ryan Clinton a Winograd/breeder servant?

Anonymous said...

Oh wait, is she still willing to lie for Winograd? Now I'm confused.

The Winograd has beens do seem to keep roaming around and destroying other shelters in other places, then then move on and leave the mess behind.

HonestyHelps said...

Anon, she will be his patsy in Austin too. Only this time she is looking at a lot more animals and dealing with Texans. Ryan Clinton is a brown noser for the Whino, big time. He'll learn the hard way and in Texas they like to tar and feather when that time comes.

They Call Me " Chap" said...

I was reading about Smith's career it's been checkered. She ended up in Tompkins in 2007 according to one bio. I wish I could pull up where I saw that, but her prior job was 2003 to 2007. If that were the case, she would be at the No Kill satuarion mark and need to move on. Three years is about all any community can hang on.

HonestyHelps said...

Yep, Chap, about 3 years. I posted something on her the a previous director before the Whino
http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2008/08/dying-slow-death.html

Anonymous said...

Why would Austin hire someone who has failed miserably at her job in Tompkins County?

It sounds like Abigail is fleeing before she gets run out of TC.

Do these parasites ever get real jobs?

They just move from shambles, blowing up No Kill to another shelter to ruin it.

Douglas Rae destroyed a shelter with Winograd No Kill and hurt and killed animals, then moved on with some corrupt gameplaying with Winograd and his cronies to Indinapolis and did the same thing. Then his butt got bounced out of there.

The Winograd machine just produces failures that go from place to place ripping everyone off, mostly the animals.

HonestyHelps said...

Indy was the smart one, it only took 10 months there to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

I had some sympathy for Abigail Smith. I realized that she was set up by Winograd to be a pawn.

But she can choose to stop the insanity.

Particularly once she found out he was helping the breeders and puppy mills abuse and kill, and found out he was hooked up with Rick Berman, what moral person would still be a pawn for a man like that?

It's embarassing that she is playing the dependent female role. I guess money in any way. More greed. She gets a hefty income from this scam, so she'll look the other way and forget about the animals.

Anonymous said...

Honesty, who is George Morris?

I saw a pic, my skin crawled. What is up with this attacher?

HonestyHelps said...

The name is not familiar. Why do you ask?

Anonymous said...

I saw his name connected to something called No Kill world or something like that? One of the breeders trumpeted him as Winograd's crony.

HonestyHelps said...

They come out of the woodwork, come in a flash and then go.

Anonymous said...

hmmm. No sooner does Abigail start looking for greener pastures, then news of the Park Communications heirs lawsuits breaks out: Park siblings battle for millions.

My guess is that if Adelaide loses, there's no more gravy train of support for TCSPCA. Roy Jr. is definitely NOT a big fan of Adelaide's animal causes. Gomer is the only one right now paying for no-kill in Tompkins County--that, and deer sterilization in Cayuga Heights.

HonestyHelps said...

As they say, rats desert the sinking ship first. What a find!!! Thanks, Anon. That certainly says a lot about what is happening to Tompkins now. Anyone want to lay bets as to how much longer Tompkins will be "No Kill"?

Anonymous said...

It would also not surprise me that the estate has had falling fortunes due to the economy.

It sounds like the brother is concerned that the sister is being duped by some parasites intent on bleeding the estate dry.

No Kill certainly qualifies as that kind of parasite.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that owning all the papers could be why the Gannett was so far into No Kill? Sounds right to me. Did you know if you go on NHS's webpage under FAQ's they use " pet overpopulation repeatedly. Wonder if Nate caught that.
Pah

HonestyHelps said...

Gannett who owns USA Today did a feature article on the Whino a few years back and have stayed true to "No Kill" since. During the fiasco in Indy, not once did the Indy Star refer to his background in a negative way even though they were contacted with the info many times. It would seem them would have jumped on that info when he was going down.

As for overpopulation, it is always in their favor to refer to it even if they don't subscribe to it. Who wants to give them money if there is no problem such as overpopulation. Why support spay/neuter if there is no overpopulation. Whino doesn't care as long as he can use NHS as a bragging case.

Anonymous said...

Misuse of the media to propagandize for an owner's PERSONAL hobby or profession, and personal business partners, is a big no no!

Ethical problems abound!

It sounds like an owner of Gannett and USA Today was using newspapers and newspaper staff as a personal tool and promotion machine, as well as hiding the truth about the failures, abuses, and dangers of their personal activities and relationships.

Anonymous said...

And USAToday advertising revenue keeps sinking down further and further

These newspapers are hurting.

The value of the estate must have dropped, and if lots of money has been getting spent, it's taken a big hit.

Anonymous said...

honesty, I just had to post this comment that some loser doofus who slobbers over Nathan Winograd (one of those creepy guys) posted somewhere else

I think it's Matt DeAngelis of that nutzoid Pets Alive, but I'm not sure. It's some Matt.

"Yet another PETA stooge has created a website slamming Nathan Winograd and No Kill supporters."

So I guess now Nathan is telling his slaves that it's not just Pat Dunaway posting all possible blogs exposing Nathan. Now I guess Peta is everywhere doing it. :)


Honestly, this guy Winograd needs anti-paranoia meds, but maybe the idiots who listen to him and slave for him need more.

It doesn't occur to him that when he starts supporting puppy millers and animal abuse, and spreading Rick Berman propaganda, a lot of people (who don't even know Pat Dunaway or recognize her name and don't belong to Peta) start getting very angry at the lies and bad things Winograd is doing to animals.

However it is funny that Winograd has his actual, real stooges scouring the internet to find anything for Winograd to read about himself. When they could be spending the time running spay neuter clinics, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Austin Pet Services page says Smith withdrew her candidacy Nov 8. Maybe Tomkins gave her a big raise.

HonestyHelps said...

Here's the link, Anon.
http://www.statesman.com/news/local/central-texas-digest-mans-body-found-in-east-1032639.html

My site meter shows hits daily now from Cornell which may mean that one of the Board, I won't mention names, is checking this blog. Guess they don't want the truth to get out as to why she would leave a sinking ship. Personal reason, my ass. She was gettin' while the gettin' was good.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if any of y'all have any statistics I could use against Abigail...she is coming here to Austin to interview on 12/15-16, and I am going to go to the community open meeting where she has to answer our questions. I am VERY concerned about getting a Winograd disciple into our local shelter, and I would love to have a way to expose Abigail for what she really is... Thanks.

HonestyHelps said...

As for helping you with Abigail, have you searched my blog for postings? One thing you can do is go into the minutes of the town hall meetings of the contract cities she serves including those that she lost. Several of the local towns there have their little newspapers online and I found a lot on the Whino there, probably she's on there too. There's good info there if you know how to use it. Use the archives of the news to find info on the many times TCSPCA has been overcrowded.

One of the biggest things you can do is present the deficit that she is leaving TCSPCA with. Be prepared for her comebacks such as the lost of contracts. Why did she lose the contracts, because it was costing too much money to maintain "No Kill".

She actually criticized the Whino at first for his lack of understanding governmental budgets and his not asking for additional funding during his tenure. She had a blog with that on it but soon took it off, probably because of pressure from her board.

Once you've come up with some things, you can send a comment marked "Not for Publication" and I can respond back on this posting as to how to use these things you find. I don't release my email address. But I will be more than pleased to help you with this fight. It's a lot of work, I can warn you of that, lots of research. But I think the deficit would be a biggie in these economic times.

HonestyHelps said...

And I think she has no actual sheltering experience in a publically owned shelter, only in the non profit sector. That should have a bearing as well although she does deal with it thru her contracts with cities and the county. You may have to pay to pull archives from the Ithaca Journal on the overcrowding. Happy Googleing.