BECAUSE IT WAS A SUPER FLOP!!!!
On May 26th, Breeder Brenda Barnette released Public Information: "Labor of Love: Volunteers in Action for Shelter Dogs"" bragging about Perla beds donated to the shelters. But we're all still waiting for her big report release on the Best F(r)iends Super Adoption last weekend. Let me refresh Ms. BB's memory.
This weekend, May 20 and 21, trumpets blew, bells sounded, drums were beaten and the media interrupted prime time news to announce that Best Friends of Utah was coming to town to put on the all-time SUPER adoption event in Los Angeles.
.But, whoa there, something didn't quite work out the way it was planned. Afterwards, one of the Best Fiends spokesflunkies was assigned the task of telling the bad news so that it sounded like good news. Heres' the way it was posted on the BF afterglow page.
And according to this version by Best Fiends itself http://network.bestfriends.
Sure enough, close to 1,300 animals showed up from 18 shelters and approximately 50 rescue groups, each ready to find his or her own happy ever after, However, for the whole two-day event," there were only 284 same-day adoptions and 102 animals pulled from shelters to be placed safely into rescue groups (including Best Friends).". (Note: the 102 will just be local "relocations.)
And all the while, the real purpose of the SUPER adoption event was taking place quietly. Best Fiends had its little workerbees collecting names and addresses and e-mail addresses so they can grow their donation base. In plain language, that is,solicit donations, keep in mind Best Fiends is not really a local charity. They use Los Angeles and other big cities like NY and Phoenix to garner donations that go back into their coffers in Utah, and probably into their bank account in the Cayman Islands (according to their IRS 990.).
But there's an even bigger picture. Best Fiends wants to look good to the Mayor Lu Parker and Los Angeles City Council, which is just about ready to give them a $19 million shelter in the Northeast Valley, the Mission shelter, for $1 a year and they don't even have to spend any of their own money and all they have to try to do is a few adoptions of city shelter animals, which won't cost them anything either. The City and Lu Parker feel so blessed by BF's presence that it is even going to maintain the building, provide security forces, and they just had to throw in another bone---they will even pay the utilities so that Best Fiends will be comfortable and not have to bother itself by such trivialities. After all the taxpayers can afford it. It's worth laying off City employees and shutting down facilities, if Lu (and thus the Mayor) are happy, isn't it?
BUT THE TRUTH COMES OUT... just a little sooner than BF expected. Look at those adoption numbers? Do they justify the City giving away a new shelter to these people? We were told they are the Pro's in adoptions. I say this is pitiful. The shelters could have done more than four, yes, 4, adoptions (284 adoptions divided by 68 shelters/rescues) by leaving the animals in their local areas.
So, does Best Fiends intend to make the Mission shelter into a "sanctuary"--probably for pit bulls? Or will it become the "transport" hub of So Cal? Where animals are shoved into cages in trucks with no air and shipped off into never-never land, where nobody knows their name (or their ID #)? Is that what the Mayor calls a "world class shelter" in a "No Kill" city? I've heard Lu Parker and I can't believe she'd either be part of this or let herself be used and made a fool of. Not only a fool, but also part of one of the most inhumane practices that has ever been devised by the "No Killers" who want somebody else, somewhere else to do the dirty work. http://www.
opposingviews.com/i/best- friends-of-utah-the-process- church-of-the-final-judgment- to-animal-society
If you don't believe this is true, Sweet Lu, ask Brenda Barnette how many actual records she has of those "forever" homes by rescuers who were not really known by local rescuers (some of which get paid just to pull shelter animals) but so promised them the animals would live happily ever after in Montana or Idaho or WA--maybe OR or Canada. Wherever!. And find out how many of the transporters are guaranteed $150 for each animal according to the e-mails floating around. But nobody seems to know exactly where these pets end up---but they do know "it's all good!"
So today's "Public Information" by BB should have been about this adoption event, one would think. Now one thinks, Barnette is so ashamed of the poor showing of her Best Buddies that she is trying to take the focus off and talk about Perla beds. HUH???
How many Barnette failures does it take, Mayor, Council? Are you going to jerk around like you did with Boks? Cut your losses while you can!