Thursday, November 11, 2010

So You Think "No Kill" Doesn't Support Hoarding?

Thursday November 11, 2010
Deputies rescue scores of dogs from private shelter

"DANVILLE - Nearly 80 dogs have found refuge at the Boone County Fairground horse stables after being rescued from what witnesses are calling "atrocious" conditions at a privately run animal shelter. But contrary to its name, officials said, the shelter was no sanctuary for the animals. "The stench was absolutely foul," he said. The shelter also lacked water, heat and electricity. "It had no utilities at all," Miller said.
Operating a no-kill shelter is no easy task, especially in an economically depressed area like Boone County, she said."

May not make the papers each time but I can almost guarantee if the reporters asked the right questions, it would be apparent.

Here's one case where the hoarder was busted by the very organization giving her animals, the PSPCA. Sue Crosby is a definite Whinonette and that organization is in turmoil with Board resignations, etc.

"She disputed the PSPCA's figures on the number of animals seized from her home, andWilliamson confirmed that Federov had helped foster kittens for the PSPCA.

Federov said she had taken dogs from the former PACCA to save them from being put down."

Now here's another one that shows these "No Kill" shelters and rescues gladly give animals to hoarders, they are their best customers.

"She talked to Nawojski, who told her that the cats were not in bad health and that the reason they'd taken in so many cats was because of all the cat groups pleading with people to adopt.
Nevada Humane Society records show that Nawojski has adopted seven cats from the shelter since 2006. That's the legal limit in congested areas of the county. Stevens said, based on microchip readings, that it appears the seized cats were adopted from a number of different cat rescue groups. She said that if the cats are surrendered, each group will likely take back the ones who came from them. She said there were at least six unaltered male cats and they wouldn't know if any of the females were not spayed until further investigation."

I guess that Nevada Humane or any of the other groups don't do home checks for cats since they continued to adopt cats to these hoarders. A simple home check would have revealed these hoarders and the cats would not have had to suffer the way they did.

The question now is did those unaltered cats come from those "No Kill" cat rescue groups. Like I said, how many more are out there but reporters don't know to ask where the animals came from. "No Kill" attracts hoarders like flies to honey and those groups are glad to have them. Without these hoarders, those groups might not be able to claim their evil status as being "No Kill".

A recent article by AP Reporter, Sue Manning, takes a look at "rescues" who are becoming hoarders.
When Animal Rescuers Become Animal Hoarders: Rescues, shelters make up a quarter of the 6,000 hoarding cases each year

"Rescues and shelters now make up a quarter of the estimated 6,000 new hoarding cases reported in the U.S. each year, said Dr. Randall Lockwood, ASPCA's senior vice president of forensic sciences and anticruelty projects.

"When I first started looking into this 20 years ago, fewer than 5 percent would have fit that description," Lockwood said."
It was about 15-20 years ago that we started hearing the term "no kill". Read the article, it will make you sick at heart. I've said it before and I will repeat it again, this is the legacy of "No Kill". Nathan Winograd would rather this happen than to see animals euthanized in a shelter and he is the ringleader of these hoarding rescues because they all call themselves "no kill".

He truly is what Mike Stark said, torturer, not a Savior.


Anonymous said...

And the rescue groups get their cats from NHS. I spent time at that shelter and all the rescues pull from NHS to make the numbers look good for no kill. Rescues ONLY pull from shelters, not a private person. So if those ladies had 44 cats and they came from "rescues" They were from the Nevada humane society at one point. These cats and the women are a sign of a failed system.

HonestyHelps said...

In California, the rescues don't pull cats from the shelters very much. Their phones are constantly ringing with owner surrenders, they don't need to pull from shelters. They can't really call themselves "rescue" because they don't save anything plus they usually get a donation for taking the pet.

Anything to get them outta sight, outta mind, including filling the homes of hoarders is the motto of "No Kill".

Anonymous said...

you can check the policies on the Washoe County website list of "partners" I don't see any taking owner surrender when you read their pages. Maybe Gret could tackle that question.Everybody pulss from NHS to keep those numbers down.

HonestyHelps said...

Usually the groups don't have to advertise that they take owner surrenders, it is just a given. Believe me if someone calls a rescue with a good adoptable dog or cat, they will take it and ask for a donation. They don't get donations from the shelter. Out of all the dogs and cats in LA shelters, rescues only take about 300-500 a month from the shelters. And rescues are on every corner there.

A great problem is that since rescues are taking animals rather than them going to the shelter, no one knows the numbers of the real problem. Add what they take and the shelter's numbers and that would stun you and the elected officials.

Anonymous said...

What I suggest to my readers from different areas is put the zipcodes for the entire region 100 mile radius into petfinder. Then the whole ugly picture comes up. Also I have called all the rescues in our area and they send you to NHS, money or not. State law requires all animals alter before leaving a releasing agency or rescue. They let NHS do that, they sure arenet going to get a 100 donation and spend 200 on vet bills.

HonestyHelps said...

I'm only saying what the rescues do in California. Besides if you call any rescue in California, they will tell you they are full and refer you elsewhere. If they felt they had a "No Kill" shelter to send people to, then they would do that. In California, some shelters do alter prior to giving to a rescue but if they do, then they charge the rescue a fairly high fee. If they don't, then the rescue is bound by law to alter. However, there is no power of enforcement if a rescue doesn't alter prior to adoption. Many rescues are not altering because they know this. They use the excuse that their vet won't do early spay/neuter and the new owner is to have the pet altered later and submit the records. Course that doesn't work.

HonestyHelps said...

For October for the City of LA, they impounded 2081 cats and rescues took 151. None were taken for foster. And I am quite sure that there are many more rescues than in Reno so where are they getting their cats from to adopt out? They are taking them from owners directly.

HonestyHelps said...

Remember this one?

Coincides with the advent of the "No Kill" program of PACCA/PAWS is this statement:

In Philadelphia, the number of large-scale animal hoarding cases went from one every six months in 2004 to one or two each month now. And the suburbs are not immune.

Yep, you have direct connections with the rise in hoarding and the Whino's program.

baywatch1greta said...

You are correct, in the Bay many rescues take from owners, but they usually refer to themselves as sanctuaries. Chap volunteered at NHS for over a year and says they keep the rescues to full to take private cats. One, WARF has 90 cats, none from private. Some for over a year now Chap and I are working on some Sacramento issues. He feels hoarding is on the rise there.

HonestyHelps said...

In Southern California, I only know less than a handful of rescues that actually pull from the open door shelters. Most never go to the shelter. I just posted the new stats for LA City and it shows how few the rescues take out.