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4 long-time volunteers with 3,000+ hours of service and an employee in good standing were fired for speaking out against conditions at the shelter.
Playgroups for large and small dogs were cut from 3-4 days a week for each, to only one day a week for each.
Training courses that once ran every 6 weeks by volunteers were halted and only one session has been held since December 2011.
That the number of animals killed for “behavior or medical reasons” increased in 2012 by 22% compared to 2011. Even though the animal intake was down in 2012.
The number of rescues the shelter worked with was cut in 2012, and 35% fewer animals were sent to rescue compared to 2011.
One of the first changes she made was to take away the practice of naming animals. She felt the public would not recognize their lost pet if it had a different name. She also cited that it was, “easier to euthanize an animal that didn’t have a name.” Demonstrating that she is not concerned with what is compassionate towards the animals and the volunteers that work with them.
The City Council Voted for a No Kill shelter in 2005! So why was a new Director who came from a kill shelter brought in to run a shelter whose goal was to become No Kill? Why are public records requests being heavily redacted? And the recent Grand Jury Investigation has been shown to be one-sided and the shelter had advanced warning of the “surprise “ visits!