San Bernardino City Animal Shelter – Update 3

San Bernardino City Animal Control/Shelter

by Diane Robertson Updated 11/26/2013

San Bernardino City Animal Services has been in the news and lighting-up Facebook with charges of abuse and corruption.  Plenty of accusations and people trying to figure out how to improve operations at the shelter.

In this update, I ran across some interesting information comparative positions and salaries in San Bernardino.  I will let you derive what you will from the information presented.   Check it out.  This is from indeed.com.

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Press Coverage

Following is news media coverage about the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter #SBC

SBSun.com | October 11, 2013 | Fundraiser for SB City Shelter

Examiner.com | October 3, 2013 | Article Titled:  More Allegations of Abuse at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter

The Sun.com | 09/17/2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Target of Complaints

Examiner.com | September 6, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Shelter retaliate against potential whistleblower http://www.examiner.com/article/san-bernardino-city-shelter-retaliates-against-potential-whistleblower

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bsudiane.wordpress.com | August 23, 2013 | Blog Post Stop the Killing https://bsudiane.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/stop-the-killing/

bsudiane.wordpress.com | August 21, 2013 | Blog Post Animal Advocates Plan Lawsuit Against San Bernardino City Animal Shelter for Abuse and Corruption https://bsudiane.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/animal-advocates-plan-lawsuit-against-san-bernardino-city-animal-shelter-for-abuse-and-corruption/

Examiner.com | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  New horrific allegations surrounding the San Bernardino City animal shelter
Examiner.com | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  Demand injured Yorkie is seen by vet at the San Bernardino City animal shelter
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The Sun News | July 28, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter quarantine sparks criticism |http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20130729/san-bernardino-city-animal-shelter-quarantine-sparks-criticism

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San Bernardino City Animal Shelter – Update 2

San Bernardino City Animal Control/Shelter

by Diane Robertson Updated 10/15/2013

San Bernardino City Animal Services has been in the news and lighting-up Facebook with charges of abuse and corruption.  Plenty of accusations and people trying to figure out how to improve operations at the shelter.  In this update, I finally found what appears to be some real news reporting on the situation, with sources cited from City Council and Sheriff’s department as well as others.

Press Coverage

Following is news media coverage about the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter #SBC

SBSun.com | October 11, 2013 | Fundraiser for SB City Shelter

Examiner.com | October 3, 2013 | Article Titled:  More Allegations of Abuse at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter

The Sun.com | 09/17/2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Target of Complaints

Examiner.com | September 6, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Shelter retaliate against potential whistleblower http://www.examiner.com/article/san-bernardino-city-shelter-retaliates-against-potential-whistleblower

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bsudiane.wordpress.com | August 23, 2013 | Blog Post Stop the Killing https://bsudiane.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/stop-the-killing/

bsudiane.wordpress.com | August 21, 2013 | Blog Post Animal Advocates Plan Lawsuit Against San Bernardino City Animal Shelter for Abuse and Corruption https://bsudiane.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/animal-advocates-plan-lawsuit-against-san-bernardino-city-animal-shelter-for-abuse-and-corruption/

Examiner.com | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  New horrific allegations surrounding the San Bernardino City animal shelter
Examiner.com | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  Demand injured Yorkie is seen by vet at the San Bernardino City animal shelter
SanBernardinoCityShelterInjuredYorkie

The Sun News | July 28, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter quarantine sparks criticism |http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20130729/san-bernardino-city-animal-shelter-quarantine-sparks-criticism

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San Bernardino City Animal Shelter – Update 1

San Bernardino City Animal Control/Shelter

by Diane Robertson Updated 09/18/2013

San Bernardino City Animal Services has been in the news and lighting-up Facebook with charges of abuse and corruption.  Plenty of accusations and people trying to figure out how to improve operations at the shelter.  In this update, I finally found what appears to be some real news reporting on the situation, with sources cited from City Council and Sheriff’s department as well as others.

Press Coverage

Following is news media coverage about the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter #SBC

The Sun.com | 09/17/2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Target of Complaints

Examiner.com | September 6, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Shelter retaliate against potential whistleblower http://www.examiner.com/article/san-bernardino-city-shelter-retaliates-against-potential-whistleblower

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bsudiane.wordpress.com | August 23, 2013 | Blog Post Stop the Killing https://bsudiane.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/stop-the-killing/

bsudiane.wordpress.com | August 21, 2013 | Blog Post Animal Advocates Plan Lawsuit Against San Bernardino City Animal Shelter for Abuse and Corruption https://bsudiane.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/animal-advocates-plan-lawsuit-against-san-bernardino-city-animal-shelter-for-abuse-and-corruption/

Examiner.com | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  New horrific allegations surrounding the San Bernardino City animal shelter
Examiner.com | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  Demand injured Yorkie is seen by vet at the San Bernardino City animal shelter
SanBernardinoCityShelterInjuredYorkie

The Sun News | July 28, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter quarantine sparks criticism |http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20130729/san-bernardino-city-animal-shelter-quarantine-sparks-criticism

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Stop the Killing

By Diane Robertson
08/23/2013
 In 2012 alone, at one shelter in California (San Bernadino City Animal Shelter), 10,000 animals were killed or died at the shelter.
  • Please adopt from local rescue groups so we can continue to save animals from this and many, many, many other animal shelters across the state.
  • Please spay or neuter your pets to reduce the unwanted and homeless pets in our shelters being murdered everyday.
  • Please vaccinate the pets you do have to keep them healthy.

Please stop the killing.  It’s up to each of us to do our part to stop the killing.

You can also foster animals from your local shelter or rescue group.

You can also volunteer at your local shelter or rescue group.

You can also donate to your local shelter or rescue group.

http://www.strutyourmutt.org/team/ao

Snoop Dogg puts money forward to end shelter euthanasia

I love this guy!  Snoop Dogg puts money forward to end shelter euthanasia.

Ashe County commissioners to vote on gas chamber use

So one commissioner has changed his mind but others are still holding out?  I’m appalled that we are killing at all let alone via gas chambers! 

A Box Full of Puppies

In case you need yet another story of animal dumping and an example of why fixing your dog and cat is absolutely a requirement. ITS FREE almost everywhere you assholes!

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Another off-birding topic – My sweetie and I were headed for a run on a remote hilly trail. When we pulled into the parking lot, I slowed down to look at an incongruous box. A black puppy lay outside of it, head on paws. When Keith asked, “What the hell is that?” I replied, “I think it’s a box full of puppies.” Because I could see one more nose peeking out through a square cut into the side. Sure enough, when he got out to investigate, puppies exploded everywhere!. We had to corral them back inside, the little black female being the hardest to catch. We delayed our run to take them back home. We only had cat food, and they fell upon it like a school of piranhas. A huge bowl of water was attacked in the same fashion. These kids were starving, and yet very afraid of us.

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Pet Overpopulation Debunked

Pet Overpopulation Debunked.

Davidson County pound killed almost 10 times more pets than were adopted out in 2012

An example of one shelter with apparently a 90%+ kill rate. Really you ask. Yes, this is not uncommon!

The Solution Starts with You

By Diane Robertson

It is much too easy with our busy lives to dismiss the idea that “we” could help with the rescue of homeless animals.  Please read on to understand that there are many ways that everyone can and should help avoid the problem of homeless animals.

First, make sure you spay or neuter your dogs and cats.  Unless you are a breeder, there is no reason not to do this. There are low-cost options available almost everywhere.

Second, keep your companions happy and healthy and forever.  Commit yourself to keeping your animal regardless of the challenges you may face.  There are individuals and groups that can help.  If you are challenged by lack of money to feed your animals, a behavior problem, a move or another challenge you need to understand that there is help available.  Ask around, call the animal shelter, your local rescue groups and others.  Do not abandon your animal at the local pound!  Dropping your dog or cat off at the local shelter is cruel.  Your companion does not understand what is happening, they can become very stressed, can become sick and worse yet, may be immediately killed if they are old or perceived to be unadoptable.  You owe it to your dogs and cats to do everything possible to keep them with you forever.

What will happen to your animals if you suddenly pass away?  If you do not make plans for them now, there is a good chance that they will be taken to the local animal shelter when you die.  If you have a will or trust be sure to keep it updated with plans for your companion animals. If you don’t have a will, make one.  Everyone should have a will, even young people.  Legal Zoom (legalzoom.com) is a good, low-cost source of legal documents that you can use to protect your family and companions.  If you are a senior citizen, check with your county Human Services department.  Many counties offer low-cost or free legal assistance to senior citizens.  If you have the money, contact an attorney who is familiar with setting up wills and trusts for animals.

Start a “Rainy Day” fund for your pets.  Just like you budget for car maintenance and clothing and groceries, you also need to budget for the cost of food and medical care for your animals.  If you start a separate account for your pets and make regular deposits, a visit to the vet or Emergency vet will not be a problem.  Planning ahead is the key to being successful both in life and love (or so I’m told).

In my next blog I will talk about the many ways you can help with the physical rescue and rehoming of companion animals.  There are many easy ways that everyone can help and it does not have to involve your money or opening your home to new animals.

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