If you remember, one of the first, if not the first, Maddie's grant was to make Utah, home of BF, the first "No Kill" state. Well, that didn't happen. Where was the influence of such a mighty organization such as Best Fiends in all of this? Well, as of this past June, and when was that Maddie's grant, Utah had only one "No Kill" shelter. http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/bffp/forum/t/52357.aspx
The Ivins Animal Shelter, the only no-kill city shelter in Utah, is completely full. It is in desperate need of foster families and/or people to adopt them into forever homes.
Ching, ching, cost that up as a failure of Best Fiends to make their own state "No Kill". Could that be why they are moving into other areas, they are getting the hell outta Dodge because people now have their number?
And then Best Fiends has failed their own state with such things like this happening. We all know that we know everything about everyone in the humane community. This was probably known to Best Fiends, how many times probably did they get reports about this and yet it just was allowed to happen until just this past September?
September 28, 2011
The city of Smithfield appears to have a small animal control unit operating under the police department with no physical shelter. They do have what the Salt Lake Tribune describes as an “unshaded temporary holding kennel” outside where an ACO can place an impounded dog briefly before transporting the pet to an area shelter.
On Thursday, June 23, 2011, Smithfield ACO Brady Robbins reportedly picked up a 4 year old retriever named Lola and placed her in this outdoor kennel. After leaving the dog there, Mr. Robbins went on to “other tasks, including moving police department records to the city’s new police building”. When he returned to his AC duties on Monday, June 27, he found Lola dead in the pen from heatstroke. Mr. Robbins drove Lola’s body to the landfill and dumped it, then wrote the following in his log:
“I, Officer Robbins, had taken the dog to Cache Humane Society. The animal has been adopted by Cache Humane Society.”
Multiple witnesses who observed Mr. Robbins finding Lola’s dead body in the pen on June 27 reported the story to his superiors. Mr. Robbins resigned and this month was charged with one count of animal cruelty and one count of evidence tampering – both misdemeanors.
Ching, ching, cost up another failure of Best Fiends to intercede in their own state.
HERE'S THE REAL CATCHER!! UTAH STILL HAS GAS CHAMBERS!!
January 12th 2012 http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/Cat_Survives_2_Euthanasia_Attempts_at_Utah_Shelter_136629273.html?storySection=comments
Ching, ching, cost up another big failure to have not eliminated the gas chamber in their own state.
Now I ask you, has Best Fiends served their own state well? What makes you think they will serve you well? What is the ching, ching cost to you when you deal with Best Fiends? What is expected in return?