Sunday, October 23, 2011


Well, well, so Councilman Paul Koretz has  published that he's had "TREMENDOUS" success and adopted out a FEW animals at a shopping mall. Are a "few animals" a tremendous success? Why doesn't he tell us how many animals were shown and how many got adopted? Koretz needs to be realistic and admit that it is NOT easy to get homes for shelter animals, and just taking a few to malls isn't going to solve the problem. If he got his head out of Barnette's sandbox, he might be able to see that we've got a REAL problem and he isn't helping it.

Take Me Home Day

Councilmember Koretz joined Westside Neighborhood Council and LA Animal Services for a "Take Me Home" day at the Westside Pavilion. The Westside Neighborhood Council has been working with various shelters and rescues throughout the district to hold weekend adoption events in the mall to find homes for dogs and cats. The adoption events have been tremendously successful, with several dogs and cats finding permanent homes. (Several doesn't sound like "tremendously successful" to me!)

Or is Koretz learning just how hard it is to adopt out shelter animals? Show us the numbers, Koretz, not just your opinion.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Remember back when Brenda Barnette called in the LA Police Department to investigate guns in the shelters, guns used in the field to euthanize wildlife? That particular decision was questioned because why call in the LAPD, why not an internal audit? As usual Breeder Barnette was trying to take the emphasis off her poor decisions and make employees scapegoats. A waste of taxpayer money is what I call it. Now the audit is done, there are no missing guns, just a quote about poor record keeping. Now who does that record keeping, why none other than Breeder Barnette. 

An audit of guns and ammunition confiscated from city animal control officers found all were accounted for, despite initial reports of missing weapons (Could this be filing a false report, BB?), officials said Thursday.
Still, the agency now plans to sharply limit the number of guns in an effort to reduce the killing of wildlife, a move that has upset some officers who say the weapons are needed to put down injured animals.
The Los Angeles Police Department tallied 122 guns seized two months ago from six Animal Services shelters after months of tabulating them by make and serial number.
"There were no guns missing, that's the good news," said Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette, who requested the audit. "But we learned what we need to do record-wise."(Oh please, don't try to white wash it now, you screwed up!)
She requested the audit after at least one service weapon used to euthanize wild animals was suspected to be missing, possibly as a result of sloppy records, Barnette said. (And again I ask, who keeps up with this, who is reponsible? Records are kept for the education of the management staff, yet you couldn't figure it out and called in the PD.)
Now it appears that some animals will probably suffer in the field because of a change of policy. Officers will be injured trying to load wildlife to take to the shelter. Boy, this Breeder Barnette is one stupid broad.

Monday, October 17, 2011


When will this broad learn that spay/neuter is the one most important thing when it comes to pets? Once again, Breeder Barnette sends out a "press" release  that fails to mention spay/neuter. I can appreciate Halloween tips but the biggest and more important tip of all is missing.

Phone: (213) 482-9558

October 13, 2011


Make this holiday fun for your furry family members, too!

Halloween can be a festive and fun time of year for children and families, but for pets it can be stressful and even dangerous. Here are some ways to keep it fun and safe:

This is the perfect time to make sure your pet is licensed, microchipped and wearing up-to-date identification. A dog license helps our Officers get your lost pet safely home. 
Plan ahead to keep your companion animals in a room away from the front door when trick-or-treaters are visiting. It is too easy for them to become frightened by the goblins and slip out the door.

Chocolate and other seemingly harmless ingredients can be poisonous to dogs and cats, so keep them out of reach. Dispose of the wrappers where pets can’t get them to avoid choking.  Also, remember that children may not understand why Fluffy can’t share their treats, so use this as a teaching opportunity.

Tail wagging is a good thing – unless it’s done around a lit candle! Keep candles and lit Jack-o-Lanterns at an appropriate height where your pets can’t knock them over or get burned.

A decorative collar is far more comfortable than a costume for your pet. Make sure your pet thinks a costume is as much fun as you do before you dress them up for Halloween.
By following these helpful tips, Halloween can be a fun and safe holiday for pets and people alike!   
Trick or Treat! 
Now, my suggestion and something I do each year at Halloween. I put a sheet in each child's bag with information regarding spay/neuter. I also include information regarding chocolate, onions, grapes, etc. being toxic to pets. I tell the children that the information sheets are for their parents. Every year that I have done this, I get at least a couple of visits from parents about this information and it results in pets being altered. 
Why can't you put this kind of emphasis on spay/neuter, Breeder Barnette? You can't because your mindset is that of a breeder and we don't need a breeder in charge of animal control because you won't enforce the law regarding spay/neuter. Go back to where you came from, Barnette.

Friday, October 14, 2011


So Nathan Winograd, what happened here? And this is a very small shelter and one would think that the smaller shelters could make your morbid program work but it just ain't there.,0,3929922.story

Easton officials are at a loss to solve the city's growing problem with feral cats and the people who feed them.
The city has no official count, but says its feral cat population is on the rise. The turning point, officials say, came when the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township went no-kill in 2003.
Feral cats are nothing new, especially in the city's more densely populated neighborhoods. But the shelter's policy change often leaves it at capacity and unable to accept new animals. Even if that weren't the case, Easton can't afford to spend $100 per cat to trap, spay and release them, Panto noted.

"The no-kill killed us. That's what did it," he said. "We can't have a no-kill shelter that doesn't euthanize animals."

Learning that lesson after the fact only means that more animals suffered in the meantime. Nathan J. Winograd, Michael Vick has nothing on you as far as cruelty of animals.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Well, well, well, I get to say this, "I TOLD YOU SO", not that it brings pleasure to do so either. In fact, I hate saying this to shelters because it means that animals had to suffer in order to prove me right. So it is bittersweet at best.
Six years ago, the city took control of the animal center from San Bernardino County. At the time, it was one of the most disputed issues in the city and on Monday, some of those disputes resurfaced.

As soon as the minutes from that meeting are online I will update you.

I started this fight in Rancho Cucamonga against Nathan J. Winograd. I confronted him at public forum in Rancho and of course, he didn't respond to any of my questions. However, he was asked about the deficit he left in Tompkins County, a deficit that he denies even to this day, by the City Council members.

This is not the first article to be written saying Rancho is not "No Kill". When they opened their doors, they were overrun with owner surrenders, turning them away. Other local shelters reported that these Rancho owners were showing up at their shelters with the tale that Rancho refused them. Rancho denies this but we know the truth.

If you look at the original 2008 Annual Report of Local Rabies Control Activities, you will see that more animals died in their kennels/cages than at the County shelter which handles twice the number of animals. When a humane officer questioned them on this signed report, immediately they issued another report with the excuse that they still had not figured out how to use their Chameleon system AFTER TWO YEARS!! Another report was issued.

Someone once said that all these people who tried to relinquish their pets to Rancho just shows how people want to use a "No Kill" shelters. I bet to differ. It shows that "No Kill" just gives people an excuse to "get rid of" a troublesome pet. "No Kill" has taken the guilt away from the public and now they come running. Then "No Kill" wants to turn them away, can't have it both ways.

So the taxpayers of Rancho are spending over $12 each person each year to maintain a shelter that absolutely can't be "No Kill". Rancho is an affluent community too, and that means more spay/neuter usually. But with the advent of "No Kill", why not let your pet have a litter to show your kids the miracle of birth. With "No Kill", we'll take the litter, when it becomes too much trouble, to the no kill shelter, won't have to explain to the kids, and it is a happily ever after story.

Yep, that's right, a fairy tale that is destroying open door shelters all over. Don't throw up Austin, that is a failure just waiting to be recognized. Don't throw up Reno, nothing but lies. Charlottesville is non profit, can't get the truth via public records. Winograd, you have nothing left, you are a miserable failure and your puppets are deserting in droves. Get a job.

This is Pat Dunaway

Friday, October 7, 2011


I always say that pit bulls are accidents waiting to happen but not in the same sense as whether death by pit bulls should be ruled as an "accident" and no charges filed against owners. Here is a link to a really good, information piece that was published today on Opposing Views. Honesty Helps was quoted first, stirring that emotional pot, and then the truly informative, educational part follows, full of just plain common sense. 

The pit bull issue is an important one to me because I think it just may be the one issue that stops "No Kill". I started studying this issue in regards to the mentality of pits get a bad rap. I happen to love pit bulls actually. Once I did my research I learned that I have been one incredibility lucky person.  I can't tell you how many pits I have taken off the streets as strays, how many puppies I have picked up from owners and breeders, more than you can imagine. Never had a problem. Should I then assume that all pits are to be trusted, absolutely not. Just the opposite in my opinion from the research I had done. I was foolish to trust these dogs, foolish. Pits are highly unpredictable and if you make it through a pit's lifetime without an "accident" then it's only because you were lucky.

Back to this issue in regards to "No Kill". I firmly believe that pits need regulation because the facts are the facts. Pits are doing too much damage. I can refer you to other sites rather than repeat here. 


And from these two sites, you can go to others. I find the information overwhelming. Yet, the denial of the Whino and his Whinonettes of the pit bull problem, the money of certain interests in pit bulls, the unholy pimping of pit bulls by the rescues, have created a Frankenmauler. They're alive, they're alive that is the cry, rather than MAN'S BEST FRIEND SHOULD NOT BE KILLING MAN AND HIS CHILDREN OR BELOVED PETS!!!

This unholy pimping of pits is not helping them. I personally want to help them and I see the possibilities of BSL to do that. Otherwise these pits sit in misery, chained, abuse, etc. And to, it will force owners to learn a little bit and realize there is more responsibility associated with a pit bull. Would it mean more pits dying in the shelters, probably, I don't disagree with that. But it also may mean many other things that can make the future better. We can't stay in the present and fix the problem. We have to look to the future and think about saving those lives. Save as many as we can now, and let the rest go. 

So if more pits die in the shelters, if shelter policies mean more pit euthanization, then that would have a drastic affect on doing "No Kill" programs. Let the Whino go after the public officials when they dictate policy or make ordinances. Nathan J. Winograd has always barked up the wrong tree by going after shelters. Do BSL and people will know who the "real enemy" is when shelters responded that they have no choice, it is the law, then Nathan Winograd will have to back off the shelters and go for the lawmaker's throat. 

All in all, there is a problem with pit bulls, something needs to be done and I support BSL, not bans, but BSL. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GOTCHA, "NO KILL'ERS"!!!!!!!!!!

Seems these "No Kill'ers" (people who hate animals) are one sorry lot. Filing lawsuits left and right. In a time of budget cuts why would anyone want to take food out the mouths of the shelter animals by filing a lawsuit? "No Kill'ers" that's who. Recently the Whino sicced his forces on Michigan Humane Society but they didn't take it lying down. MHS is coming right back in his ugly, chipmunk cheeked face.

Prior to MHS, a similar suit was served against the Palm Springs Animal Shelter in California. From the looks of things, Palm Springs is coming out swinging too. I want to see these fools in court. I want the courts to decide where this arbitrary number comes from that determines whether you can call yourself "No Kill". What if you are a shelter in East LA where the majority of strays are either sick or behavioral problems? Does these fools think that the taxpayers want to be stuck with the bill for the medical or that aggressive dogs should be adopted out? They don't care, they don't care about the animals, all they want to do is feed their own egos.|topnews|text|Frontpage

A comment says it all, how little these inhumane people care.

It's too bad the city is having to spend thousands to defend this lawsuit when they could have used that money instead to finish the new shelter. Hopefully the city will be able to recover some of their legal fees from these people when they win the suit.

Yes, let's turn the tables and file lawsuits for fraud against Winograd and his puppets. I think I will start using Winofraud as suggested by one of my readers. It is a more descriptive name for the scheme that Winofraud is running for his buddy, Rick Berman. Really, people if you don't think all of this "No Kill Equation" nonsense isn't a scam, think again.


I am in total respect of police K-9s. How many lives of police officers have been saved with these wonderful canines? Well, Clayton County, Georgia gets the JOY award for this one. The JOY Award is given each year to the biggest jerk of the year, thus the Jerk of the Year title. Last year it was in the infamous puppet jerk, Brent Toellner and I was just about to do the JOY Award for this year. Ryan Clinton was the only nominee for the JOY but he will have to take second place. These are excerpts, please go to the link to read the whole story.

The Clayton County police officer injured in a crash earlier this week is expected to make a full recovery, his wife said Wednesday. But his four-legged partner remains in critical condition, facing surgery and extensive medical care.
That's because the county commission voted to retire Lakota at its meeting Tuesday night, according to a resolution on the county's website. Since Lakota no longer works for the county, the county isn't responsible for the dog's treatment, Corey Fox said.

Lakota, who is currently at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has a shattered leg that will have to be amputated and another leg that is severely broken, Corey Fox said. The dog may also have a broken hip and other broken bones, she said. Lakota is stable, but in very critical condition, Fox said.
Katherine Gilmore, spokeswoman for the veterinary hospital, told the AJC Lakota is sedated and bandaged while awaiting surgery.
The surgery and medical care could total more than $10,000, but the hospital has agreed to cut the cost to around $3,000, Corey Fox said. And when Lakota is released, a ramp will likely be needed at the Fox home, and possibly a special bed and wheelchair, she said.

Corey Fox, who owns a dog-training business in Henry County, has posted an update on Lakota on her company's website, along with a link for those wanting to make a donation to the dog's care.
In honor of Lakota, donations can be made to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s GRACE Fund – a canine emergency fund. Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the UGA College of Vet Med Development Office, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602.
My readers, please try to contribute if you can. This dog deserves better than what he is getting from Clayton County. And if you feel so inclined, send off a nasty email to Clayton County, I am.


I just blogged recently that it appears the honeymoon is over for Breeder Barnette.

Well, here's another one and this time it points to the outright lie that Barnette said when she said that Pam Ferdin had nothing to do with the butchering of necessary trees at a shelter nor the racist banners put up on the shelters. Plus, the nerve of Barnette and Ferdin to put a Best F(r)iends logo on those banners, ignoring all the wonderful groups in LA, soliciting donations for Best F(r)iends instead of the local groups.

Barnette is not in this to save animals, that's already been proven with her actions while in Seattle. I'm just waiting for a good investigative reporter to check out what happened in Seattle, why Barnette really left there. Could it be the lawsuit for her emails that can prove her conspiracy to undermine animal control so she could take it over? The poor ACO Guild is caught between a rock and a hard place in releasing those emails because it might jeopardise their rocky relationship with Dow Constantine, the CAO, who fought beside Barnette until he realized that this was coming out in the open. Then he turned a different tale and developed a "regional" plan. I have on this blog a letter written to Constantine from one of three, of which Barnette was one also, that clearly states the conspiracy to "undermine animal control".

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This post will be short but not sweet. I ask that each one of my readers take the time to go to
and write a nasty email about this. I don't even have words to describe how I feel right now.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


These "No Kill'ers" are a disloyal bunch, aren't they? They are like snakes, they will turn and bite you. I blogged about this here:

Here's another case of how they are eating their own. Whinie bragged about Porter County, Indiana going "No Kill". Here's some excerpts from his blog:

 "I could cut and paste from the experiences of Tompkins County, NY, Charlottesville, VA, Reno, NV, Porter County, IN, Shelby County, KY, or any of the others."

" Recently, Porter County Animal Control in Indiana reduced killing rates by 94%, "

"The article also ignores other community successes which have followed Tompkins. The municipal shelter in Porter County Indiana used to kill roughly 115 dogs and cats per month, young and old, healthy and sick, friendly and aggressive. There were even allegations of cruelty. After firing the long term director and staff, they now kill about 7 hopelessly ill animals or aggressive dogs a month. They did it overnight."

Well, well, well, what happened Nathie Boy? Here's the latest on your Porter County success story.

Porter County Animal Shelter Watchdogs 
Amanda, every single one of our admins (there are 6 of us) either are current or former volunteers & people who have directly worked in and with the shelter. We each have firsthand knowledge of disturbing things that we have seen happen at the shelter, which is why we decided to come together and form this page. 
We support the shelter as a "No-Kill" shelter which, by PCAS's own definition means they only euthanize animals which can be deemed too dangerous to let into the public, or too sick/injured to be able to have any successful medical treatment.
There have been several instances that we know of 1st hand in which animals were not given proper treatment. As you probably know, there are currently many dogs housed at the shelter with Kennel Cough, some of which are not being treated and have not seen a vet. 
There are many more instances that I personally (as only 1 admin) cannot post because it was not my own experience, but I do know that each individual admin will be posting things they've witnessed when each is able to take some time to sit down and type everything out. 
Again, I am just 1 of 6 admins and I don't want to speak for anybody else, but the things that I have personally seen have been rather disturbing. 

Not every single person who volunteers in the shelter is going to see something disturbing; sometimes a situation plays out to where there are very few, if any witnesses. (Translated: Only us "No Kill'ers" can see anything and what we see is only in our little, misguided minds.)This may be why you believe that these things are not happening at the shelter. I can assure you, however, that they are happening. I have seen you in the shelter many times and more often than not, you have been in the office working up front. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that at all, because office work is just as important as work in the back, however, because you're mostly up front, I'm guessing there are many situations you have not personally witnessed simply because you're in a different area. Again, there's nothing wrong with that. All I'm saying is that don't discount something just because you haven't seen it firsthand.

So now it looks like this shelter has taken the same route of abusing animals as most all other of Nathie's "No Kill" shelters. One day the truth will come out about Reno and Charlottesville, justice always prevails.


Austin, how can you do this to animals? Our pets have already been devalued because of the mechanical age, and Austin Pets Alive! want to devalue them more. A parking lot sale, for God's sake, please stop this nonsense. How many of these animals end up in research labs, the price is right. How many of these animals end up with hoarders, even they can afford $10. How many of these end up with a animal abuser? Can't you see what you are doing, putting these animals at risk? Anyone who looks for a bargain basement price on a pet is NOT the type of owner that we want. Is there something in the water in South Texas that affects the minds of these people that they can't see the harm they are doing? No, it comes down to "No Kill" sacrificing some and to hell with the others, outta sight, outta mind.

Through the help of PetSmart Charities and a $10,000 grant, APA! was able to pull off the massive parking lot event held at the Brodie Lane PetSmart in Austin. Over 200 cats, kittens, puppies and dogs were on-site and ready for adoption, all with reduced fees of only $10.

And Petsmart, who hired one of Brenda Barnette's cronies, has no business offering grants in hopes of getting more business. Surely Petsmart knows that people who think in terms of a $10 pet are not going to be shopping in Petsmart, can't afford it. Just look at guinea pigs, hamsters, those disposable pets, now they are costing more than dogs and cats. Why are these called disposable pets, because it is cheaper to let them die than take them to a vet. That is how these poor animals from Austin Pets Alive! will be viewed - disposable.


I came across this piece by Marie Atake and I wished I had seen it earlier. Atake was a former Animal Commissioner in LA City and I have a great deal of respect for her. She and I do disagree on some issues but for the most part, she and I are on the same page. I encourage you to read this piece on her site.

It pretty well covers the mistakes, and I think deliberate mistakes, made by Breeder Barnette in her first (and hopefully the last) year of her reign of terror. And one can only wonder what went through BB's mind when she did these things. I personally think she is not of sound mind, and I think some of these "mistakes" reflect that.


In this article someone stated that because of support for "No Kill" these animals were dumped to face this torment. The term alone is causing unnecessary suffering for animals, but then there are the mentality ill people who are attracted to the "No Kill" movement. Hoarders are attracted to the movement. When will you realize the damage you are doing, Nathan?

In this case, it plainly shows how the courts side with these "No Kill'ers" because people are under the misconception that those who want to save animals are the salt of the earth. People always think that these abusers had good intentions but just became "overwhelmed". Seeing dead and dying animals everyday is not a case of being overwhelmed, it is a case of just plain sick, misguided followers of a morbid movement, a movement that attracts those types rather than reasonable, rational thinking people.

(This particular "No Kill" was first busted in Idaho. The "No Kill'ers" then moved their operation to Montana and now they are busted there.)

Voice of the Animals Camelot Sanctuary was promoted as a no-kill shelter for sick and unwanted cats — but investigators say the unsanitary, cramped conditions were torturous to the animals. The animals were seized in 2006, and operators Cheryl and Edwin Criswell were both charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor in Idaho.
“It’s the worst in my memory, that’s for sure,” said Idaho Humane Society Director Jeff Rosenthal, who investigated the compound in 2005. “It’s hard to rate. Is 99 starving horses worse than over 400 starving cats and dead kitties in freezers?”
The Criswells each pleaded guilty to animal cruelty. In January 2007, a judge sentenced them to 180 days in jail on each of the 10 counts — almost five years total — but he suspended all of the jail time, according to court records.

Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall said he doesn’t believe the Criswells ever intended to harm the animals in their care.
“They weren’t trying to be cruel. … She had serious mental issues. They both did,” Marshall said Monday.
He said the support for no-kill shelters in North Idaho contributed to people dumping unwanted animals, including those that were sick and diseased, on the Criswells.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


So San Antonio is walking the walk of "No Kill" and here is one of the results. I expect many more before it is over. Hoarders just love "No Kill" and it allows them to rep themselves as respectable.

SAN ANTONIO--- Former employees and volunteers say Cheryl Wildenstein, who runs Animal Friends Humane Society, is cruel to animals. The former workers joined the owner of the shelter property in court to ask a judge to grant an eviction notice to Wildenstein.

The former employees say Wildenstein keeps dogs locked in cages too many hours each day. In court documents, they also claim the shelter operator didn't keep necessary medical records or get routine vaccinations for cats and dogs--which has led to many illnesses. The workers says this makes it hard to find adoptive homes for the animals.

She told us the shelter operator wouldn't allow people to check the back of the property, where many dogs remained locked in cages, and said only few animals were kept up front for visitors to see. Lang says she left after six months of work.   (Too many of these shelters hide the truth of their actions and too many volunteers remain silent.)

The shelter is a no-kill facility but former workers say animals are dying from a lack of proper care. The shelter's website is asking for help to find homes for animals and help with relocating the shelter operation. 

I would like Nathie Boy to walk through one of these facilities and tell the animals how lucky they are to be alive. Frankenstein abounds in the mind of Nathan J. Winograd.