Monday, January 10, 2011

Still Sliding Downhill, Barnette

FINALLY, the stats are posted for LA City and they show it is a downhill slide.

This is for all cats and dogs.

November 09 Adopted 1489
November 10 Adopted 1374

December 09 Adopted 2052
December 10 Adopted 1756

November 09 Euthanized 1259
November 10 Euthanized 1356

December 09 Euthanized 926
December 10 Euthanized 959

November 09 Intake 3622
November 10 Intake 3713

December 09 Intake 3454
December 10 Intake 3727

November 09 Died in Kennel 56
November 10 Died in Kennel 63

December 09 Died in Kennel 41
December 10 Died in Kennel 44

Pits aren't faring too well either under the dictatorship of Barnette.

November 09 Euthanized 268
November 10 Euthanized 268

December 09 Euthanized 238
December 10 Euthanized 303

November 09 Adopted 118
November 10 Adopted 118

December 09 Adopted 193
December 10 Adopted 142


Anonymous said...

Hilarious that when comparing adoptions you compare to same month a year ago (which would be appropriate) but when comparing working with New Hope you refused to acknowledge that year over year is appropriate way to look at it.

Seems like you'll use whatever you feel like using to support your point of view.

HonestyHelps said...

What? You want me to show that the New Hope adoptions are sliding downhill since she started?

August 616
September 614
October 577
November 567
December 486

Happy now? That's taking a downhill slide too.

HonestyHelps said...

Before she started:

June 642
July 676

Sorry to burst your bubble.

Anonymous said...

Just laughing that you still won't post them year over year -- but that you did the adoptions that way. The Spin is incredible.

HonestyHelps said...

So, do you have a point here and haven't we been through this once before? They came running thinking Barnette was a Savior and now they have learned their lesson, well the numbers are showing what they think.

HonestyHelps said...

I'm curious as to how you will defend this rescue who pulled cats from shelters and then left them outside, sick and dying.

From: Date: Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM
Subject: URGENT RESCUE...Cats (approxamately 40) in dire need of us all.
Dear rescue workers
The purpose of this plea is to save the lives of cats that have have already been let down.
Most of these cats were pulled from LA shelters and left here..where they live day after day waiting for a real rescue. Look into the faces of the cats pictured they look like they were rescued to you?
What is needed are fosters, money, ideas and help. This is crucial....we all save lives...let us not stop here. They deserve to see what we do, what's possible and what the rescue community is capable of.

There is plenty of blame for this...this isn't the time or place...

Sometimes a heart, home and good intentions are not enough...these cats are proof of that. This happens slowly, by degrees, one day at a time. Sadly these cats live those after another.
Please note...if anyone thinks the answer is calling animal control...I beg you to think again and know their death will be from your call. They will be PTS before the sun goes down.
These cats live everyday sick, suffering from mange, and in a world full misery.
All are treatable...they need love, vet care and help...that's where we come in.

I beg everyone... any details regarding these cats can be made direct to me prepared..the details are heartbreaking
Let me close by saying to all those that pull cats from shelters...the rescue doesn't end when the cat leaves the shelter...and looking into these faces tells you your work may be in vain. Do not trust anyone..ever..and do your homework. The time has come to show the ugly side of rescue and all those responsible take note. Now is the time to help.

Pulling animals from shelters only to throw them in the streets, well, that's disgusting. Just makes one wonder how much this happens with those "rescues".

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HonestyHelps said...

Another one for you, Mr. New Hope Police Squad, showing how poorly these groups are doing the animals they are pulling from the shelters.

This isn't "rescue" this is bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon, one only has to look at how very few unweaned kittens and puppies the New Hope rescues took out to know they ain't doing their job. They only want the ones they can adopt out easily rather than actually saving the little ones. One would think true rescues would help the unweaned before all else.

Anonymous said...

Subject: [stopthekilling] LAAS's SmART Team does it AGAIN!
Cc: L.A. City Council

Honestly, Brenda…..

Your staff rescued a cat from under a chaise lounge in Beverly Hills.

Really, Brenda? What a marvelous feat. Really deserves boffo press coverage.

What happened with your "flyers" and your "aCATemy Awards" Brenda? Haven't heard anything about those.

How about that foster program that puts animals in basements (which few people have in L.A.)? What’s happening with that?

What happened with the hundreds of foster homes you promised? Haven't seen a press release about that.

How about doing actually doing something about the horrible guard dog situation in South LA and the many illegal breeders about whom you’ve been alerted? Haven’t seen any action on either of those fronts.

Busting illegal breeders whom you can easily find by looking at Craigslist - there are new ads for pit bull and chihuahua puppies every day - now THAT might deserve a press release.

You have done absolutely nothing to decrease the killing of cats and large dogs, pit bulls in particular, which are the two largest populations of animals in the shelters.

Are you ever going to actually do the job our taxpayer dollars are paying you for or just continue keeping a low profile and meeting with your AKC/breeder friends?

And killing shelter animals?

Many people involved with the shelters suspended any negativity about you after your appointment was confirmed by our City Council, and everyone has been watching to see if you perform. Doesn't seem to be much going on, does there?

You've been here long enough to have made a positive, dramatic difference by now, but all you've shown is that you are not up to the task.

The kill numbers are up, and adoptions to the public are down - both significantly. What ARE you doing? The most recent stats, posted by YOU, are hideous:
(insert stats)

We have long memories and little patience for your incompetence.

How much longer are you planning on staying here? Do you have a time frame for your real intentions, which are obvious?

It has been clear from the beginning that you want to repeal the mandatory spay/neuter ordinance that we worked so hard to enact.

As a breeder and the AKC Legislative liaison who has been directly involved in fighting mandatory spay/neuter legislation here in L.A. as well as elsewhere, you really have no business even being a City Shelter Manager. Amazing that your appointment was confirmed. Your appointment is akin to putting a crack dealer in charge of our health care system.

It is also clear that you wish to help your AKC/breeder friends by increasing the pet limits without requiring spaying and neutering.

I and others would really would like to know when you plan to leave so that maybe - just maybe - the next GM might be someone who cares about doing a proper job and actually saving animals' lives.

That would be miraculous.

Anonymous said...


City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, California 90012 /
For Immediate Release

January 19, 2011

Contact: Brenda F. Barnette, General Manager


Small Animal Rescue Team Rescues Cat in Beverly Hills
After Cat Evades Several Efforts of Help

On Sunday, January 16, 2011, the Small Animal Rescue Team (SmART) was called out to rescue an injured cat in Beverly Hills after several previous attempts to capture the cat had failed. The cat, a sweet, black and white male, had an injured front leg, which appeared to be infected and possibly broken. A Good Samaritan, Yasi Zarnegin, tried initially to capture the cat using a humane trap so she could take it to a veterinarian, but she was unsuccessful. She then attempted to capture the cat using tranquilizer pills, again unsuccessfully. Frustrated and worried for the cat, which was limping and appeared to be in pain, she called the West LA Animal Shelter.

Los Angeles Animal Services sent an officer to the location in an effort to rescue the cat, but the cat continued to evade the attempts, and the officer ran out of options. That is when SmART was called.

SmART members with specialized training for situations like this arrived at the scene. They prepared a tranquilizer dart gun along with several specialized nets. The first dart was unsuccessful and the cat ran off into the dense jungle-like hills. SmART located the cat three houses up, perched on a swimming pool shed. A second dart was loaded and shot. The cat ran down and hid under some pool furniture. Within minutes, SmART members safely rescued the cat with one of their specialized nets.

The cat was taken to the West LA Animal Shelter for treatment. Luckily, he did not suffer from any broken bones and is healing from his wound. He will be available for adoption on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. The cat’s animal ID number is A1182494.

The Small Animal Rescue Team, which became an official team for Los Angeles Animal Services in January of 2009, maintains a 100% success rate.