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Re: “A Letter From Dogpatch

Some corrections. Ed Boks did not make any shelter "No-Kill." He was all talk. Boks said he made Marciopa the first "No-Kill" shelter in the US. That is untrue. Euthanasia was over 60% at the time. When questions Boks finally admitted that they had two shelters and one adoption only shelter. He claimed he made that center "No-Kill." It turns out the center wasn't "No-Kill." Any animals not adopted would end up back in the shelters and killed.

For the record, Boks was fired from Maricopa, New York and Los Angeles because of poor performance. He would make it seem like he improved things by releasing totally misleading press releases. He also juggled the animals and the books.

A few of his tricks: He would warehouse animals during the slow months and not kill them. Then he'd proclaim the shelter "No Kill." Then the shelter filled up and he had to kill the animals or they died from cage fights and illness. He just wouldn't release news during the kill months.

Here's another. He refused the animals most likely to be euthanized, i.e. feral cats, neonates, big old dogs. His euthanasia numbers would then drop by the drop in intake. The next year of course intake went up as the refused animals made a ton of babies. He actually ended up going backwards. Los Angeles is back to 2004/05 levels of intake and euthanasia.

Posted by Animals Forever on 11/27/2009 at 12:11 PM

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