Monday, April 30, 2012

CHERIE TRAVIS FIRED!!! ANOTHER "NO KILL"ER BITES THE DUST. TAKE OPRAH WITH YOU TOO.

I blogged about Cherie Travis, head of Chicago Animal Control, awhile back. http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2010/11/coverup-in-chicago.html

Thanks to NoKillExposed.wordpress.com for bringing this to our attention on that great blog. http://nokillexposed.wordpress.com/concentratedeffort/

Click HERE to view an undercover news story involving this director and the shelter.
I Googled this former director’s name with “Akc pit bull” and you can see the resultsHERE
In 2005, this director was also involved in a “cease and desist” which was issued by county officials:
“In December, the county’s Judicial and Public Safety Committee, which oversees animal control, sent Travis a letter telling her and her group to “immediately cease and desist” any contact with employees of the department–a move that prevents PACT members from rescuing animals from the DuPage facility.
Travis had “personally harassed members of the staff as well as volunteers” by repeatedly calling them at home and at work, according to the letter, which threatened to use “all legal and law enforcement remedies” and accused her of engaging in a “course of conduct focused on harassment and misinformation.”
Source: Chicago Tribune June 2005
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More on this particular story can be read HERE – and, again, remember that sometimes the comments posted tell a whole lot more than the original article.


 In the past two years,”  Travis said,  “we’ve set records for reducing euthanasia and increasing transfers.  More than 7,000 animals were transferred last year–36% of intake.”  Travis said the animals went to “200-plus transfer organizations.”  But the transfer program and several of the participant organizations were attacked at length in an anonymous but footnoted and documented March 2012 Blogspot report on “Pit Bull Attacks and Dogfighting in Illinois” as a purported way for Chicago to “transfer its problem with rampant dogfighting and predatory pit bulls to communities all across the country.” 
    Also in March 2012,  Mick Swasko of the online periodical Redeye Chicago published city dog bite data showing that pit bulls now account for nearly 40% of all reported bites.  “According to the most recent data from the Chicago City Clerk’s office,  pit bulls or mixes account for about 4.5 percent of the 37,546 dogs registered dogs in the city,”  Swasko wrote. 
    Earlier,  Travis caught online flak for allegedly favoring pit bulls over people put at risk by their behavior after the January 19, 2010 fatal mauling of Johnny Wilson,  56,  by one or more of his daughter’s four adult pit bulls, one of whom had puppies,  and after the January 3,  2012 mauling of jogger Joseph Finley,  62, by two pit bulls who had escaped from their home and were shot by police at the scene.  Finley survived in critical condition. 



More on this at: http://pitbullattacksinillinois.blogspot.com/2012/01/who-runs-cacc-and-why-wont-chicago.html
If the fighting dogs cannot be "rehabilitated," they've figured out how to squeeze money out of those dogs, too. If the unstable dogs were simply put down, it would be harder to justify high fines on the gang banging dogfighters instead of jailing them. No problem, there are a growing number of "sanctuaries" popping up that are willing to take these unstable dogs and keep them in a cage for life as long as some of that blood money goes along with the dogs.

SO NOT ONLY HAS TRAVIS MADE THE SHELTER ANIMALS TO SUFFER, SHE ALSO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING PIT BULLS TO OTHER AREAS, PAWNING OFF THE PROBLEM ONTO UNSUSPECTING INNOCENTS. HOW MANY OF THOSE PITS ENDED UP IN FIGHTING PITS? LET OPRAH KNOW HER ROLE IN ALL OF THIS, PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING TRAVIS MEANT ANIMALS SUFFERING. OPRAH, BE ASHAMED. 


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How in the hell did Cherie Travis get hired for an animal welfare and public safety job? I think someone said SHE should be in stir long ago!

This breeder has a long bad history as I recall. She lobbies against anticruelty laws. I also recall she was linked to dog fighters.

She is one of the reasons that pit bulls ARE persecuted, she and her gang of morons breeding like demons and cashing in while the dogs are treated like crap, and connected to people who fight these dogs and connected to convicted animal abusers.

This shows that everyone better look at animal control. Do research, if there is any connection to UKC or AKC or breeding, these people are there to prey on the animals. They are nothing more than animal torturers!

It's also pretty clear that No Kill is a way for breeders to torture animals and ship them to their dog fighting and puppy milling friend. This has to stop.

How the hell is rescue letting these people anywhere near pets? They HATE dogs and cats.

Resdue, you better all wise up. These breeders are hell for animals. THey are sick people, no matter what lies they tell you.

Anonymous said...

The harm she does to pit bulls is beyond belief. Thank people like Cherie for the bad rap, and for the pit bulls ending up tortured to death or in dog fighting.

You don't let breeders handle shelter animals.

She is also involved with the puppy mills too as memory serves me, the mill lobbying.

She is involved with really bad animal torturers.

Anonymous said...

I think pittie peddling is one of the NK's goals in infiltrating the nations animal controls and humane societies - BUT - I believe their biggest goal is to gain majority control of those offices, as well as any/all animal advisory boards (state and local) in order to start getting ordinances leaned in the favor of breeders and other animal use industries.
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And, YES - I'd suggest researching ALL NK people who have infiltrated the real animal welfare community.