Saturday, June 4, 2011

OMG!!! BRENDA BARNETTE, STOLEN DOGS? WHAT'S NEXT?

I'm not making this up, folks!!! The Saga of Brenda Barnette goes on and on. This one is pretty bad however. Now where do I start?

As reported in several media sources one of which Lu Parker works for, the Mayor of LA's pretty lady, who is a news reporter.  http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-missing-shelter-animals,0,5392823.story Ah, Lu, when will you wise up and chose your associations more carefully than Brenda Barnette and Best F(r)iends?

BACKGROUND: VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW
According to Brenda Barnette's own stats posted online, http://www.laanimalservices.com/PDF/reports/CatNDogIntakeNOutcomes.pdf, in the last five years, FIVE YEARS, THE TOTAL OF STOLEN CATS AND DOGS WERE ONLY 91, an average of 1-2 cats and dogs a month. From May 10 through April 11, the LAAS stats show a total of 21 stolen. Suddenly we are looking at a number of 64 stolen?

In the last five years, May 06 until April 11, there have been a total of 511 cats and dogs listed as escaped on the previous link for LAAS. That's an average of 8-9 cats and dogs a month. Combined five year averages of escaped and stolen from LAAS's very own stats shows far, far less than that one month of May. Is there an explanation, Barnette? You need to start asking questions, people!!!!

Now, Barnette's department is being investigated for 64 STOLEN ALL TOGETHER, WITH 39 BEING FROM ONE SHELTER! And guess who is over that shelter, none other than Sleazy Mark Salazar. The same Mark Salazar who went to the shelter on a day of closure and it is against policy to do that, and allowed his kid to put his hand in a kennel and get bitten. Sleazy Salazar is over the North Central Shelter with the 39 stolen.

Keep this background information  in mind while you read this link http://www.opposingviews.com/i/l-a-s-disappearing-shelter-dogs-get-attention-of-mayor-lapd

The worrisome thing of this is how Barnette seems to be throwing her employees under the bus according to this one article. Blaming employees is nothing new.  http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/06/40_pets_have_vanished_from_los_angeles_north_central_animal_shelter.php "They were the young ones, the cute ones," Barnette said. "They were ones that would have been likely to have been sold or be a nice gift for someone." The majority of the unaccounted-for animals were dogs, Barnette said."" (However, a reliable source that wants to stay anonymous tells me rescuers remember these dogs as pit bulls, not cute little fuzzy pups.)

The writer goes on to say and I quote: What's being implied here, obviously, is that shelter workers might be selling the cutest of the caged beasts on the cute-beast black market for cash.

So she's gonna make the employees the scapegoat for what is probably the biggest mistake of her infamous "career". Of course, that's standard for Barnette. While in Seattle, she had a 75% turnover according to employees she hired, not fired. They told the truth about Barnette once they voted the union in so they had some security then the truth came out poor or lack of management skills. http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2009/10/seattle-humane-employees-painting-true.html I ask what makes more sense. That in five years, suddenly, an employee has figured out how to make a quick buck OR the fact that Barnette issued keys to the "volunteers" just recently. Coincidence? You can decide, I have. Whether a "clerical error", stolen, whatever, there is smoke here. Barnette has no prior sheltering experience in an open door shelter, despite her protests that SHS was open door. And according to those employees, she has little to no managerial ability either.

Barnette has also been quoted as referring to a "possible clerical error", or simply put, a failure of any standard operating procedures and handing over keys to volunteers which has resulted in a "possible clerical error". It's her inability to manage the damage she is doing if there is a "clerical error". She now is saying that these cuties are missing, not stolen, after she had thrown the employees under the bus.
Just look at this email being circulated in May about 400 animals to be euthanized. Did someone say "Desperate times call for desperate measures"? Any chance the ADL-LA has been sniffing around, after all they claim to have all these insiders? You know that the humane community has more than it's share of fanatics, and fanatics steal pets because they can "save them all".
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "mike lorrig" <
mikelorrig@yahoo.com>
Date: May 20, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Fwd: LA, CA WE NEED TO BAND TOGETHER & HELP!! ~HUGE EUTH 5/22 @ 5PM-- THESE DOGS NEED OUT BY THIS SUNDAY 5PM-- CAN ANYONE SAVE ONE??!! ALL SIZES!!!! ( north central shelter, ca)
To: "mike"
mikelorrig@yahoo.com

This is so heart-breaking...why do people buy pets while these sweet dogs get killed...
--- On Fri, 5/20/11, Lindsay<linzzzz26@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Lindsay <linzzzz26@yahoo.com>
Subject: Fwd: LA, CA WE NEED TO BAND TOGETHER & HELP!! ~HUGE EUTH 5/22 @ 5PM-- THESE DOGS NEED OUT BY THIS SUNDAY 5PM-- CAN ANYONE SAVE ONE??!! ALL SIZES!!!! (north central shelter, ca)
To:
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 10:03 AM
I can't bear it .... PLEASE NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK so we can save these precious babies.
--- On Fri, 5/20/11, Christy Schilling <cncschilling@gmail.com> wrote:
From: Christy Schilling <cncschilling@gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: LA, CA WE NEED TO BAND TOGETHER & HELP!! ~HUGE EUTH 5/22 @5PM-- THESE DOGS NEED OUT BY THIS SUNDAY 5PM-- CAN ANYONE SAVE ONE??!! ALL SIZES!!!! ( north central shelter, ca)
To:
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 8:29 AM
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From: autumn marsilio <
autie1112@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 1:08 AM
Subject: WE NEED TO BAND TOGETHER & HELP!! ~HUGE EUTH 5/22 @ 5PM-- THESE DOGS NEED OUT BY THIS SUNDAY 5PM-- CAN ANYONE SAVE ONE??!! ALL SIZES!!!! (north central shelter, ca)
To:
SOS! LAST CALL! PLEASE HELP THIS CAUSE
North Central shelter is completely full. They have around 400 animals and this Sunday (5/22) at 5PM they will be putting many to sleep for time and space.There are mommies with puppies on this list, there are small dogs, big dogs, even an old dog or two. THIS LOOKS VERY GRIM but if we all band together, network, put on facebook, craigslist, on email, and everywhere Else, we may be able to save some lives. I can obviously NOT do this alone. Please help!! So far there is THERE MAY BE MORE ANIMALS TO BE EUTHED on 5/22 ( dogs, cats,etc) BUT THESE ARE JUST THE ONES I KNOW OF....

And what about the transports? They aren't being strictly regulated. On those days, anyone can take pretty much what they want. Is this where the "clerical error" might be found? After all if Barnette is willing to give away a shelter to her buds, Best F(r)iends, why not let them cherry pick the cuties and puppies for their "transportation program"? One can only wonder.....

I'd also lay money down on the possibility of either a breeder posing as a "volunteer" or a conspiracy of some kind in that direction. After all, purebreds look alike, easy for breeders to substitute one for a dead breeding bitch or stud. If the breeder isn't showing, it's easy to pass it off, make more, and sell more with no investment or little investment.

Agatha Christie would jump all over this over with the twists and turns. LET'S HOPE THE L.A.P.D. DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

craven desires said...

i think stolen dogs are 2000 times more likely to be pit bulls.

HonestyHelps said...

I bet, Craven, that you probably have a few incidents about pits being stolen from shelters
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White Feather said...

Oh my! What an alarming article. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's sad but it helps keep more people aware.

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