This woman's stupidity never ends. This week I received one of her "News Release" alerts about a couple of ACO's rescuing a dog in a drainage ditch. STOP THE PRESSES! Obviously Breeder Barnette doesn't realize that this is what ACO's do, day in and day out. It is wonderful she is commending this Reserve Officer but so how about a little appreciation for ALL of them and a News Release about some of the really heroic things they do for animals and people? Is the only reason this young man got credit because you want to claim the RACO program as "yours" and show off how wonderful "you" are? Maybe it doesn't have anything to do with him at all? Could that be the case, BB?
And, I'm sure this will be the next alert that will be put out by the new ADL-LA Commissioner liaison!! So bring it on. We're ready!!! We already know the drill.
Just last week, Breeder Barnette was condemning employees, insinuating that they were the culprits stealing puppies from the shelters. I can see it now, an ACO trying to make a windfall by selling shelter dogs, c'mon, get real. Big mistake, Barnette. You should have been defending the employees, even if there were a problem. What you don't seem to understand is that YOU are the one who takes responsibility. It reflects more on you than the employee. That's why you get the big bucks. You don't just run around crying because Sleazy Salazar doesn't know how to do an investigation on a problem. That's probably because he IS the problem!!! Maybe you haven't noticed. Your can expect to be on the hot seat as long as he's making your decision. You used the employees as a scapegoat rather than draw attention to one of your biggest policy blunders, giving the volunteers keys and easy access to the kennels.
BTW, while we're talking about blaming employees, don't think people don't know about what you did to a long-time employee who is now leaving for greener pastures. Great talent and you again needed a scapegoat. From what I understand, the world will soon know about that one because there are certain "confidential" e-mails that an activist already talked about publicly and there's a lot more to come.
Make up your mind, BB, which is it? Are LAAS employees bunch of thieves and dumbies and only your groupies get praised? You can't have it both ways. As an employer, it is your duty to defend your employees and you have failed in that duty. Hats off to those ACO's who crawled on their bellies in nasty stuff to get this little dog and a big pile of shit to Barnette for dumping on her employees.
On June 2, 2011, the East Valley Animal Services Shelter received a call from a concerned citizen about a dog she saw in the Los Angeles River drainage, at Coldwater Canyon. Reserve Animal Control Officer Paul Maradiaga responded and found a poodle down in the cement drainage channel. Officer Maradiaga contacted Animal Control Officer Stacey Dancy for assistance. Once on scene, Officers Dancy and Maradiaga entered the flood control channel gate and sloshed through the muck to retrieve the scared and trembling little dog. Once back at their Animal Rescue Vehicle, Officer Maradiaga scanned the dog for a microchip, and got a hit. Following up on the information, Officer Maradiaga contacted the owner, and notified her that her dog "Toby" was safe in the custody of Los Angeles Animal Services, after having been rescued by Animal Control Officers in the Los Angeles River. Ms. Ruiz came into the East Valley Shelter and was happily reunited with Toby.
The mission of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people. Call us at 1-888-452LA-PET1/1-888-452-7381 (TTY Hearing impaired: 877-875-8205) or visit the website at www.LAAnimalServices.com to learn more
P.S-- Brenda, did you accidentally overlook the spay/neuter message again? Maybe it's dementia or the stress of the job. It must be hard work to consistently do such a bad job!