Thursday, August 16, 2012


Last weekend was the "convention" of all the Winograd cult members and from the sound of the "live blogger", plus her announcement that she "doesn't have enough time" for one of her NK shrill blogs, leave one to realize that NK didn't have a lot to celebrate at this convention.

Then came this past Tuesday and their world really crumbled, as if it hasn't already with Spindletop and Boggs Mountain among others. The Miami-Dade voters saw right through No Kill Nation, HSUS, and many big names in the humane community and voted 2 to 1 to keep their pit bull ban of 23 years. 

Dahlia Canes, whose only claim to pit bull knowledge is that of owning two pits for two years, claims the citizens of Miami/Dade were brainwashed. Please. If anything, they were brainwashed in favor of the repeal. They haven't had to deal with pits for 23 years, no major maulings, no fatalities, sympathy, if anything, was on the side of the pits. 

Plus Canes is a fine, upstanding example of a pit owner, typical of these owners is the attitude that they are above the law because of their love for pit bulls.  While Canes played with her pit bulls outside her Hialeah home, she told NBC 6 South Florida her pet couldn't be sweeter. "Just because a dog is born of a specific breed, does not make it inherently dangerous, "Canes said. "Any dog can bite". 

Canes loves pit bulls, but hates the bad reputation that comes with them. She said they are discriminated against. She's had two pit bulls for a couple years now - even though it's been illegal in Miami-Dade County since 1989. "Yes, I am breaking the law by having two pit bulls in my house, "Canes said. "And you don't care?" a reporter asked her. "They're my family," she answered. " I will defend them." 

I do hope that Animal Control comes knocking at her door soon. 

No Kill Nation took a hit too because Miami/Dade just declared "No Kill" and they think you can't be NK if there is a ban. Fools can't figure it out that it is actually in their favor and we won't tell them either. 

So a grassroots movement defeated the big money with truth. Let this be a lesson to all. Truth wins and Miami-Dade just proved it. Let  take a bow. Without that valuable help Miami-Dade would be waving at the trucks doing by with pit bulls galore.

Tuesday also brought more good news, but not for the same big money or for "No Kill". The Maryland Court case about pit bulls was deadlocked in the legislature. The legislature asked the same court to review the case. A small victory, but never the less a message is being sent.

HSUS, ASPCA, Best Fiends, AVMA, all of you need to listen and listen closely. There is a message being sent, a strong message that says we want something done about the pits, not all breeds, the pits. Stop putting your donations above the safety of innocents. 

Monday, August 13, 2012


Hi all you fellow cult members, this is Kristie Ceith reporting (if you can call it that) from the floor of our Messiah's conference. I am having to walk over bodies on the floor, seems our cultists have difficulty sitting in chairs. The amount of people attending are but a handful but hey, a handful can make a difference, right? Besides, can always lay claim to more, after all we are the cult of Winograd and lying is our specialty.

Bonney Brown gave a presentation on handling cruelty cases. Strange actually considering that she allowed adoption to a man who used a cardboard cutter on his adopted dog. Maybe she should talk about how you can reduce your numbers by adopting out to homeless people. After all why shouldn't a person had a pet just because they aren't able to take care of themselves? Bonney looked forlorn without her best friend, Mitch. Bonney's best advice is to stuff them in any available hole, just as long as the numbers look good.
Her secret to success, make it easy to adopt. Do those freebies and BOGO sales, move 'em out, what happens after the fact doesn't matter. If you care about quality of life, then you are in the wrong business, we are all about quantity of life.

Then Dr. Dowling come on, a vet who is evidently making money off of us. She didn't have too much to say other than pets fear pain. So why is she here? "No Kill" is not in the business of offering relief from that pain, we are in the business of causing pain with our hoarding cult members. We're proud of those members and we don't need a vet telling us that pain is a factor.

I especially enjoyed Ryan Clinton and Ellen Jefferson. Ryan is always welcomed because he is more drunk than I am. You know how us "No Kill" koolaid drinkers are, we like to share. Ellen talked about the possible cruelty charges from those kittens in San Antonio. She claims it is under control and there was never any cruelty. Just because kittens died from lack of vet care and feeding, doesn't mean they wouldn't have died anyway. Not our fault, says Ryan Clinton. Just because we are overcrowded and the council just this week refused any increase in money, doesn't mean we are a failure.

John "Simplemind" Sibley was next to talk about his work, or rather his propaganda machine. "Blogging is not journalism" was his battle cry. If that is so, then why is he so scared of a blogger that he specifically mentions her. Blogging may not be journalism but it sure gets attention. Unfortunately the person he mentions is causing waves for the cult, but we shall overcome by lying about her. Our Messiah has been challenged many times to produce evidence of his claims about her and I am sure that he has that evidence somewhere. Simplemind went on to brag about himself, the koolaid has that effect.

John sez to avoid these things in blogging, he needs to tell these to the Master since the Master is the master at doing these things. The Master always writes in the hateful language but he forgives Simplemind for bringing these up, after all the name, Simplemind, says it all and we do have to have sympathy for those of lesser minds. Wonder if the koolaid works the same on those kinds?
"Spewing" constant negativity. Frothing at the mouth? Stop blogging. Get it out, but don't publish it.
Reliance on shock/graphic photos and techniques.
Spelling/grammar mistakes -- draft in Word if you need to
Too much unnecessary detail; Boil down to essence.

Then there is the Biscuit. She does have a problem with interpretation of what she reads but hey, she is a cult member, we have to support her even with her short comings. We overlook the fact that she has failed to make her own local shelter "No Kill" but she works hard.

And then there's me. I talk about journalism. I talk about how I have been able to pull the wool over eyes by claiming to be a journalist when in actuality I am a breeder. Of course us breeders love Nathan Winograd, he is the best thing that has happened to us since the invention of the rape rack. Just lie, if there is one thing you will learn from reading Redemption is to lie.

So now one more conference is over and our cult is recharged. We will go out and create more Spindletops. We will go out and scam the public like we did at Boggs Mountain. We will continue to push our CAPA legislation even though we failed miserably last year. We will continue to bring hoarders in to clear out the shelters. We will continue to lie, lie, lie, to destroy shelters. We are "No Kill", we are proud of our cruelty.

This is Kristie Ceith reporting and looking forward to next year. Already plans are laid to meet in a Jiffy Johnny at Nevada Humane. That's the only space left available there. Sounds like fun, see you then.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I'm quite sure that most people know that some cultures do eat dogs. I know that we Americans find that offensive. I also know that several years ago LA had people getting a mama and her litter out only to bring the mama back after the puppies were weaned. Seems the biggest delicacy is the puppies. (This is so hard to even think about, much less write about.) At that time, people only had to pay fees for the one dog, now they must pay for each puppy as well. So that original policy helped to curb that situation. But there is a lot of rumor that Brenda Barnette is in such a hurry to get her stats down that she is allowing entire liters with Mom's go to out only for the cost of the Mom.  That CANNOT be allowed.  If the foster brings that animals back in good condition they should get their deposit back (for each pup.)  Also, rescues should have to pay for EACH puppy.  We don't really know what happens to those that get "transported."

Now first you need to read this story about a stolen dog taken from the shelter with a frantic owner looking for it. The dog was taken by a "rescue" who immediately removed the chip that the responsible owner had put in. Why didn't they try to locate the owner instead?

Then read this about the LA transports to Canada.

Now you have some background for reading this article in Opposing Views.

It talks about the Canadians who still sell to labs, and who eat dogs. No offense to our Canadian neighbors but this is the truth. 

A January 2011 Opposing Views article, L.A. Shelter Dogs Transported to Canada, Rescue or Ruse?,” discussed the American mania to transport dogs from shelter to shelter, rescue to rescue, and even out of the country to attempt to give the impression the U.S. is becoming “No Kill”.  Many of these transports involve shipping mostly smaller dogs and Pit Bulls to Canada, with no monitoring or follow-up on their ultimate destination. It is important that anyone involved in or condoning this practice is aware of the following:
 Under Canada's Wildlife Act, there is no law against selling and serving canine meat, including dogs, if it is killed and gutted in front of federal inspectors.
In a 2002-2006 on-line poll, 33.72% of responders voted “Yes” to the question, “Should Canadians increase their consumption of dog meat?”
So the question does arise, are our dogs ending up on dinner tables from these transports that are totally unregulated. With all the money making schemes being unraveled lately surrounding "No Kill", someone just might be making a buck off dog steaks.

Monday, August 6, 2012


UPDATE: Here is the link for the www.DogsBite.ORG post and what "No Kill" has done to the City of Austin. 

If Peyton Place were rewritten, it would be entitled Austin. Why make a series called Dallas, Austin has lots more intrigue. Reports over and over about the overcrowding. Now the cruelty of San Antonio Pets Alive/Austin Pets Alive with their kitten "sanctuary". Abigail on her knees begging for more money although she and Ryan promised the City "No Kill" would a cost cutter. Spindletop just down the road, easy access for all those pits pulled from Austin to make Austin look better. And the appointees that I just blogged about.

Now let's add another to the list of Austin's "No Kill" failure, increasing dog bites, putting public safety in jeopardy. Thanks to the always diligent www.DogsBite.ORG, it is learned that since declaring their "No Kill" epitaph in 2010, dog bites have increased a whopping 35%!!! Close the door please. is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. My name is Colleen Lynn and I am the founder of this organization.
In April 2010, relocated to East Austin from the City of Seattle.

Dog Bites on the Rise (2007-2011) recently reviewed 5-years of dog bite data gained from the City of Austin under the Freedom of Information Act. The data shows that dog bites have increased substantially since the City of Austin adopted a No-Kill policy in 2010. Between 2009 and 2011, dog bites increased 35%.
The primary offenders of these bites are pit bulls and their mixes, responsible for 22% of all bites (1,288). Though not the most popular dog breed in the City of Austin, pit bulls are out biting -- by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio -- the breed that is the most popular, Labradors and their mixes, which inflicted 12% of all bites (682) during this period.
Unwanted pit bulls flood open admission shelters across the United States; Austin is no different. The combination of this reality with a No-Kill policy, which often leads to the reduction of screening of potential adopters and behavior testing, is a considerable public safety risk. I urge the Public Safety Commission to recognize this risk.


According to Austin Animal Services, the city ended its Pet Licensing Program in 2008/2009. Such programs are employed extensively across the country by city and county animal service departments for two primary purposes 1.) To fund animal control services and 2.) To gage the population of domesticated pets within a city.
Currently and moving forward, Austin Animal Services has no such funding or population data. Furthermore, Austin animal owners are not contributing even modestly more than non-animal owners through annual pet licensing fees to benefit citywide animal control services.

This was presented today at the Public Safety meeting. We know, of course, of the pimping of pit bulls to just anyone. Austin has been doing the old freebies and BOGO sales too. In other words, Abigail Smith doesn't give a damn about the damages she is doing just as long as she and Ryan Clinton push them out the door so they can pat each other on the back. 

Just remember, Abigail and Ryan, that for every dog bite, there is more than one victim. Their family, their church members, their school mates become victims, victims of a movement that cares more for dogs than for innocent children.  So with each dog bite, the army grows to stop this movement that is so responsible for so many attacks that can be contributed to the philosophy that all dogs can be saved. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Austin, Austin, Austin, what are you doing? The things coming out are appalling. First we have the branch of Austin Pets Alive being accused of neglect/cruelty. How many of the Austin pits ended up at Spindletop? Abigail is begging for a million dollars and at what cost to other programs like those serving the elderly? Not to mention the overcrowding. 

You don't even have dog licensing? Seems there is a Howard Blatt who fought licensing and was actually appointed to the animal commission by a previous mayor. Blatt is a vet and it appears has quite a bit of baggage. 
From the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS)-Magazine, Number 6278 Dated 5/1/1994
Page 4, "University of Hawaii cited for numerous AWA violations" The University of Hawaii (UHI) has been fined $1300 for inadequate record keeping, poor laboratory upkeep and improper care of lab animals. Elizabeth Lyons, Veterinary Medical Officer for USDA accused anesthesiologist HOWARD BLATT,  UHI's Director of Laboratory Animal Services, of violating the Animal Welfare Act when pigs were allowed to struggle during a surgical procedure. BLATT claimed the pigs "WERE OBLIVIOUS TO PAIN." BLATT  was also accused by C. Goeggel, President, Animal Rights Hawaii, of allowing a cat to die for lack of post-operative monitoring and veterinary care. The cat's records lacked proper description of care. William DeHaven, US Dept. of Agriculture western sector supervisor, questioned Blatt's decision to leave the animal untreated while he (Blatt) went out of town for a week. 

Does this sound like a person who should be making decisions on an animal commission? Here's the doc's glowing bio confirming that he basically ran after this action in Hawaii and ended up in Austin.

Dr. Howard Blatt has worked in the veterinary field for over 35 years. After moving to Austin in the mid 1990's, he worked as a relief veterinarian for two years before obtaining a permanent veterinary position at a local general practice. Dr. Blatt has alternated as President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Capital Area Veterinary Association for the past five years. He served for five years on the Austin Humane Society Board of Directors. For the past two years he has been the Mayor's representative on the Animal Advisory Board for Austin. 

Okay enough for the fact that Austin fails to do their homework before appointing a vet with cruel baggage. What about the branch of Austin Pets Alive in San Antonio? APA! is run by a vet and also connected to all this "No Kill" fiasco.

Let's get on with it. This came across my keyboard today. Seems something is happening in Austin to "get rid of" the "No Kill" nuts. This was posted on the No Kill Nation page. 

We've learned that the pro-shelter-killing faction in Austin, Texas, is organizing an effort to get Animal Advisory Commissioner (and 2011 Henry Bergh Leadership Award recipient) Larry Tucker kicked off the Animal Advisory Commission. Larry played an integral role in making Austin a No Kill city, and his continued leadership is very needed on the Commission. 

Note: word is Larry has already been showed the door

Please take just one minute to e-mail the Travis County Commissioners to ask them to please re-appoint Larry Tucker to the Animal Advisory Commission. Your e-mail can be as simple as this: "Please re-appoint Larry Tucker to the Austin Animal Advisory Commission. Larry has been a tremendous asset to the people of Travis County, and his stewardship and leadership have been pivotal to Travis County becoming the nation's leader in animal services." 

Seems this Tucker guy ended up being one of the Whino's cult members.

The new Austin shelter is past full. Austin has had to utilize the old shelter and it is now full. All of the rescues and fosters are over flowing. They are giving away animals on weekend events. There is no adoption screening.  Recenty a shot and abandoned dog was traced to an adoption to a homeless person by City staff at the shelter.  Animals are leaving intact and bites are going up, a risk to public health and safety, thanks to "No Kill".
2007 1,015
2008 1,065
2009 1,074
2010 1,222
2011 1,449
Total 5,825
The primary offenders of these bites are pit bulls and their mixes, responsible for 22% of all bites (1,288). Though not the most popular dog breed in the City of Austin, pit bulls are out biting -- by a 2 to 1 ratio -- the breed that is the most popular, Labradors and their mixes, which inflicted 12% of all bites (682) during this period.[1]
[1] The reason why the year 2007 is highlighted is because this is the last year anyone can effectively gage the population of different dog breed in Austin. In 2008, the City of Austin abandoned its Pet Licensing program. This is the only modern city in the U.S. I know of that has ceased the very program that provides the operational costs for animal services. Thank you, www.DogsBite.ORG for that information.

Austin is screwed, the question is for how long. It appears that those in charge should have charges filed against them instead. 


Let's top this off with another failure of Natan Whinograd and his cultists. Remember Baton Rouge? No Kill News was bragging on it just five days before it came up for investigation for cruelty.

The director resigned, remember she was from an infamous "No Kill" in Chicago, and now this is what is happening. 

I’ve reported during the last year on the Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge (CAA), a non-profit that provides animal sheltering services for East Baton Rouge Parish. CAA 
has a public-private partnership with the parish’s Animal Control And Rescue Center. Last summer, Laura Hinze, the former director at PAWS Chicago, took over as director at CAA and committed to making the parish no-kill.

CAA experienced a severe blow when Hinze resigned after only two months, following complaints of overcrowding at the shelter. An interim director was named and, for a while, CAA seemed to be making some progress with support from rescues and by means of its “Last Minute Hope” Facebook networking page.Then, in April of 2012, after a nationwide search, the CAA board chose Kimberly Sherlaw as the shelter’s new director. Sherlaw has a background in non-profit management, which seemed like a good sign, but things quickly turned sour under her leadership. Right away Sherlaw announced that she expected it would take three years to achieve no kill. The Facebook page was shut down. Volunteers were banned from the shelter. These actions are typical of high-kill directors who are mired in the past and have no intention of making a serious effort to get to no kill. A three year plan? Banning volunteers? Banning outreach efforts? We’ve seen all this before and it’s very bad news.

Director Sherlaw now seems to have declared victory where there is no victory. In a recent interview, she said that the shelter is killing 40% of the animals it takes in, and characterized those killings as due to health and behavior issues, not for space. Those of you who are familiar with the doublespeak of high-kill shelter directors will see the red flags here. There is no way that 40% of the animals entering the shelter warrant killing for health or behavior. Even if the shelter has no programs at all for medical rehabilitation or behavior modification, the experience of other shelters shows that it should not have to kill more than 10% of its intake for health and behavior.

In the interview linked above, Sherlaw claimed that CAA had reduced the kill rate from 80% to 40%. That sounds like progress, but the head of animal control in the parish stated in a recent interview that when CAA took over, the kill rate had already been reduced from 80% to 65%. That means that CAA has been able to reduce the kill rate only 25 points during its year of operation, not 40 points. A lot of that 25% reduction was due to the Last Minute Hope program, which has now been shut down, and the volunteers who were banned. In addition, we cannot verify that Sherlaw’s claims of a 40% kill rate are accurate, because the CAA webpage has not posted its 2011 statistics or its statistics so far in 2012.

The population of East Baton Rouge Parish is 442,000. Sherlaw has stated that yearly intake at CAA is 7200 animals. That’s an intake of only 16 animals per 1000 people per year, which is about half the national average of 30 per 1000 estimated by HSUS. Sherlaw has failed to explain why it’s going to take her years to get to no kill when shelters with much higher intake, such as the Nevada Humane Society, got to no kill much quicker.

Everyone had high hopes for Baton Rouge, but it looks like the no kill effort there has been sabotaged by the selection of a director who is simply not up to the job. I’m therefore removing Baton Rouge from the list of Communities to Watch, because they no longer have a director who’s serious about no kill.