Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Not to well. In the previous post, the Town Lake shelter didn't fair well in a recent State inspection. So now the begging begins.

 Subject: Please Help Austin Pets Alive
> Hi Friends,
> Many of you might have seen the segment last night on the news
> regarding
the potential closing of the Town Lake Animal Shelter currently being utilized by Austin Pets Alive. The city is threatening to stop all funding to them and close them down if repairs to their kennels aren't made by Nov 30th. They had just had an inspection this summer and all was fine and then a surprise inspection a day ago happened and all of a sudden things for the inspectors weren’t fine.  Hmmmmm.  Either way, if you have ever volunteered there, adopted from there, or been there, you will know this awesome organization is busting their buns to keep Austin a No Kill City. We need them desperately. Please go to their website to see how you can help. I know many of you are owners of pets and animal lovers and I hope you can find it in your hearts to help out our friends at APA.

What was that about No Kill costing less? Sure it can cost less if you don't care about the conditions the animals are kept in like Spindletop.

Austin Pets Alive says the city is in danger of losing its no kill status. The non-profit group says more animals may be put down unless more money comes in. But the city says there's no bite behind that bark.

And the solution according to everyone - just hunker down. This should be interesting.



Texas Health Department puts the old Town Lake Animal Center on probation

by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist DATHAN HULL
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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Updated today at 7:29 AM
AUSTIN – A surprise inspection from veterinarians with the Texas Health Department on Monday didn’t fare too well for the non-profit Austin Pets Alive! at the city’s old shelter, the Town Lake Animal Center.
“They're still not happy with the kennels here. They believe the kennels are condemned. They don't believe the kennels are up to par to have animals in them,” said Faith Wright with Austin Pets Alive!.
When the city of Austin opened its new animal shelter in East Austin, APA! signed a three-year contract with the city to use its old facility, the more than 60-year-old Town Lake Animal Center.
APA! is credited with saving hundreds of animals from euthanasia, helping Austin reach the coveted "No Kill" status.
On Wednesday Chris Wilson with the Texas Department of Health said that on Monday inspectors took issue with the cracks in the walls of the kennels at the Town Lake Animal Center because those areas can harbor diseases and germs.
“They were talking about how we needed to either completely re-do the kennels, re-cement there and make them smooth impervious covers, or else bulldoze them down and build new kennel spaces for them. And obviously that's hundreds of thousands of dollars that we'd be looking at,” Wright said.
Austin became the largest "No Kill" city in the country, meaning that at least 90 percent of all animals coming through get live outcomes. Because the TLAC houses at least 500 animals through Austin Pets Alive! and is an overflow for the new Austin Animal Center, closing it could have devastating effects on the city, not to mention its "No Kill" status.
“If there were to be an issue with a state inspector that couldn't be remedied, we as a community would have a huge issue,” said executive director of the new Austin Animal Center Abigail Smith.
The Town Lake Animal Center is sitting down with cement companies on Thursday hoping to get estimates on what it will take to bring the kennels up to state standards.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012



Someone sent me a screen shot and I had to respond. Haven't been able to reproduce the screen shot on blogger. The screen shot basically said that I was trying to play nice now. I have no idea where this broad gets that from. She probably is reading one of the many people she accuses me of being. I'm out here, Broad, I don't hide.

Just to set the record straight, Maria, I have no intentions of "playing nice" with any of you. I do not cyberstalk the Whino, he cyberstalks me. And we will never "get along". You can't get along with a crazed person who lives in another world like the Whino does.

Now, I know this is so hard for you to believe but there are actually other people in this world who don't care for you or the Whino besides myself. I don't have time for either of you. You are children, playing games and this is a serious business. The army against Winograd is growing daily and that leaves little time to worry about the likes of you or him. 

You're running scared at this point and all your childish activity shows that.

Monday, October 29, 2012


I realize that your puppets required a Cliff notes book indicating that you think they aren't the brightest ones on the block, but please, this latest about someone threatening your dog? Get real.

Now I ask you, just why would anyone put a threat directed to you on an obscure rescue facebook page, one of tens, if not hundreds, of rescue pages? What would be the chance of your finding this threat under those circumstances? Why didn't they post it on a No Kill page, any of them?

Now where is a screen shot proving this? You mean to say that someone found this on an obscure page and didn't have the mind enough to make a screen shot? Did you see it yourself, Natan? Why didn't you make a screen shot and post it everywhere?

And if there was indeed a threat on this rescue page, ask yourself why? Why this page out of all the rest? Maybe something was said against No Kill and a puppet decided to get some revenge? Maybe someone was turned down or fired and they wanted to cause trouble. I'm saying if there was a threat, then the possibility of it being a No Killer is greater than anyone else. One the puppets wanting to make brownie points.

Heed this advice. Anyone with a facebook page that the public can comment on, check your pages carefully. I think maybe this will be the new tactic, making a post on someone's page and then sending it to the Whino. If you are not one of his puppets, then you can be open to this kind of attack. Then he can have you kicked off Facebook. He must be up all night thinking up all these scams and schemes.

Since No Kill Nation is trying so hard to take away our First Amendment rights via the lawsuit filed against Randy DeCarlo, this sounds right down that alley. They want to silence us.

Then it has been used as background for another child's article on the Huff Puff. I suggest that this Huff Puff kid start doing some research instead of continuing to listen to the Whino. Then again, I see his play as just a washed up writer trying to get groupies. I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for him and consider him a victim of No Kill. Wow, I need to wash my mouth out with soap on that one.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I've written on this very blog about Judie Mancuso, even called her a hero. So you can imagine my disappointment when I received her latest email notice.

LA City has passed an ordinance banning pet shops from selling puppies and kittens from puppy mills. Do I have a problem with that, not at all. However, there is more to this story than that.

It appears that Judie doesn't grasp the underbelly behind this action, it wasn't in the vein of helping our shelter animals. Judie is subscribing to that piece of meat thrown out by Koretz and Barnette. Judie's version:

And for those of you wondering where people will be able to find that pure bred puppy or kitten they just have to have, this ordinance will help make those folks do their due diligence in finding a reputable breeder, instead of the impulse buy of a puppy or kitten shipped in from a mill thousands of miles away from the Midwest. We cannot control these cruel mills in the Midwest that ship tens of thousands of puppies and kittens per year into California (while we’re killing over 500,000 in our shelters) but we can certainly decrease the demand for them. 

First let's take the "reputable" breeder statement. Does that mean all of Koretz's and Barnette's buddies?  Can anyone say campaign donors?

Then that leads to who really benefits from this ordinance? Could it be those "reputable" breeders who proclaim Barnette as "one of them"?

Then let's look at the "impulse buy" referred to. Those in "reputable" rescue don't care for those impulse adoptions/buys. And we also ask people to carefully consider bringing in a pet to their home. So now are they going to do the "impulse buy" thing with these shelter animals in pet stores? Shelter animals usually come with baggage, is this going to add to that baggage when they are returned, thrown out in the back yard? What is the deal here? Are we not in this to seek quality for our pets? No, Judie, this was not done to help, this was done for vile reasons and it will not accomplish what you think it will. Don't be gullible.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Here's the link to the latest article by Pat Dunaway in Opposing Views. Seems it is a take off on Cooper's latest attempt to condemn HSUS for his own personal gain as a breeder. Wonder why he's in Mexico?

So Pat decided that Mr. Cooper needed a lesson in being a hypocrite. Look at recent events like Spindletop and Boggs Mountain. Taking money and killing pets, all under the guise of No Kill. And where does the money go? No Kill doesn't have any shelters, No Kill doesn't offer low cost/free spay/neuter, so what good is it? And the list of these scamming No Kills gets longer every week.

And Cooper has the nerve to insinuate that people are too stupid to know who and what they are donating too. Money comes hard these days and most people are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to what they want to donate to. Not to mention just why would anyone want to harm the only organization that does bust dog fighting, that does bust the cruelty of puppy mills? Evil and vile people that's who.

In a previous post, I announced that Cooper and his band of groupies are off Facebook. I don't know how long, won't be long enough for me. Prior to that, I would read the pages and it was like listening to a bunch of kindergarten kids talking about pulling a joke on their teacher. Cooper doesn't have a clue about the underbelly that Winograd associates with, or maybe he does and doesn't care.

Anyway, enjoy the read.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Although Nathan Winograd insists that there is only one person in the entire world that speaks against him, Pat Dunaway, and even though there are people dumb enough to believe that, Douglas Anthony Cooper, it just ain't so.

So now friends of Winograd are banned from Facebook and rightfully so. They played their childish games there never realizing the consequences.

A Facebook message board yesterday contained this message.

Per: Debi Day (of No Kill Nation)
EMERGENCY: Douglas Anthony Cooper has been banned from posting on Facebook, for his efforts to expose the HSUS. The campaign of intimidation began with an attempt to have his name removed from Wikipedia.

Debi Day -- the president of No Kill Nation -- has so far now been warned to remove content. 

And I was sent this as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Boy, Winograd doesn't know when to roll over does he? His CAPA efforts all failed this past year, along with many other things, but now Hawaii has said Aloha.

But members Romy Cachola and Breene Harimoto sided with Humane Society official Keoni Vaughn, who said the bill would impose an unreasonable financial burden. Vaughn also argued that many of the no-kill groups, while well-intentioned, are ill-equipped to handle an influx of animals that often do not interact well with humans.

Very well said. No Kill just wants another dumping ground for pit bulls and where better, an island. Hate to tell you this, although I think pits should be on an island and not in polite society, Hawaii is not what I had in mind. Guess they weren't too impressed with their No Kill conference. Probably got sight of a few No Killers and that scared the crap outta them. Anyway, we'll keep tabs on this one until it is a done deal.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I pondered all day on how to write this blog post. It could be complicated with loads of links proving what baggage BB brought with her to LA plus the baggage she has created since being in LA. Or it could be fairly simple. Let's try for the latter.

Barnette is attempting to take donations made to the shelter animals to reinstate a TNR program, using a back door since she is prohibited by a court decree to not participate in TNR activities. Is this not what No Kill/Winograd accuses HSUS and others of doing, taking donations deceptively? Tell me what the difference is. Winograd screwed his followers on the TNR issue originally. Who hasn't Winograd screwed, speaking of certain people.

This blog has more than you want to know about Breeder Barnette, her days in King County, Washington, conspiring with cohorts to "undermine" Animal Control for personal gain. Only when it was to come out to the pubic about this conspiracy did King County suddenly turn around and basically kicked BB to the curb. Unfortunately she ended up in LA. You can search on this blog for several words such as ACO Guild, Claire Davis, and of course, Brenda Barnette. This blog followed her long before she came to LA. Besides she is a disappointment to Winograd anyway, she failed to deliver in Seattle and now she is failing to deliver in LA, choosing instead to jump into bed with Best Fiends.

Now there is a new kid on the block. I received this link last night.

I do like the way it summarizes the situation with Barnette. I said all along that she was brought into LA to privatize and now people see that happening. At one point this blog was almost fully dedicated to LA City and Brenda Barnette's escapades.

I finally gave up hope and moved on. Winograd is trying desperately to get his morbid CAPA legislation installed and that has taken far too much of my time away from this blog. I apologize for that. I ask that readers in LA please support this new blog. Politicians want to hear from constituents, not outsiders. It's time to be heard on this issue of No Kill/Barnette. A goal of no kill is what we want, not the agenda/program of No Kill.