Harris County Attorney's investigation of Blackmar
Harris County Attorney's investigation of Dawn
Blackmar, director of Veterinary Public Health i.e.
Harris County animal control is now complete. The
County Attorney found that HCAC, under Blackmar's
supervision, did break
several Texas state laws.(See
the list of laws broken here)
In addition, the Kill Rates
for Harris County animal control are:
2011 - 82.25%
2010 - 83.19%
2009 - 80.29%
2008 - 78.97%
JOIN US at Harris County Commissioners Court next
Tuesday, on March 27th to speak up for the animals.
Please TELL County Commissioners that Blackmar's
actions are unacceptable. Do not let this House of
Horrors continue. Fox 26 News will be covering the
proceedings again so let your voice be heard!
address of Commissioners Court as well as a link to
register to speak are in this article.
Read more here.
BARC's director resigns and the City of Houston's spin
machine is in overdrive
(Houston's city animal control) shelter director of
just over 2 years recently resigned. Alfred Moran
immediately sent a memo to the mayor and city
council claiming that there has been "significant
progress" BARC, and that "... more animals
have found new homes from BARC than ever before".
But is this true? Has BARC made significant
progress under Alfred Moran and Mayor Parker's
Sadly, it has not. In fact, BARC's
Save Rate actually
decreased from 2010 to 2011.
In addition, BARC's records show that over 13,000
animals were killed or "lost" at BARC in 2011 alone.
Also, volunteers continue to be threatened with
banning if they use certain words that Moran does
not like (such as "last chance") when they are
trying to network animals to save their lives.
Significant progress? Hardly.
Read more here.
Houston, We have a problem
Kill sheltering expert,
announced the winners of his "Phyllis
Wright award". The award is given to
those who epitomize everything that is wrong
within the American animal shelter system.
Winograd stated that each recipient represents a
different ugly side of our broken animal shelter
* the pound directors who kill in the face of
readily available alternatives they simply refuse to
* the bureaucrats who excuse neglect and abuse in
the pounds they oversee;
* or those who run organizations that fight
lifesaving reforms, protecting and defending the
killing and championing the killers.
Although there were many, many contenders for this
award, Houston ranks at the top of the list of
dishonor because three out of the ten award
recipients have Houston connections i.e.,
director of the
Houston SPCA and
Harris County animal control
are both located in Houston, and
Executive Director of the Texas
Humane Legislative Network has a branch
Read more about the "winners" here
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