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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

More Nuts About Animals

For anyone who cares, the nuts trying to fire Guerdon Stuckey as the general manager of LA's Animal Services Project are now up to reason 31. Last time we checked in they were at 7. Here's the blast...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Daniel Guss
To: Jim Bickhart
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:38:23 -0700
Subject: LA Daily News Clip: Reason #31 to Fire Stuckey

Please cross-post this email from www.STANDFoundation.org


Even the LA Daily News recognizes Stuckey's PARALYSIS with its 8/22 Opinion about the Rescue Waggin'. Excerpting from the newspaper's opinion, Guerdon Stuckey, the general manager of L.A.'s animal-services department, ought to take the initiative.....

Why have things gotten so bad that even the newspapers are pointing to Stuckey's ineptness?

If the media is pointing this out,. it's DEFINITELY time for Stuckey to hit the road.

Reason #31 to Fire Stuckey: He can't deliver the solutions when he doesn't understand the problems.

The STAND Foundation, Inc.

A Dog's Life

Rescue program is flawed, but shouldn't be dumped yet

LA Daily News

Clearly the city's PetsMart Rescue Waggin' program has some problems.

The new effort to get the abandoned dogs of Los Angeles into loving homes by shipping them to less-crowded shelters across the state has actually made animals sick and discouraged their adoption. And animal-rescue activists are right to criticize that aspect of it.

But it should not be shut down, not until the city's animal-service officials have a chance to fix the problems.

What animal-rescue activists really seemed peeved at is that the city is shipping animals away at all, particularly those that they think are the cream of the crop. It's not ideal, but the hard truth is Los Angeles' shelters are badly overcrowded and anything that serves the greater good of finding homes for needy pets ought to be tried.

PetsMart Charities, which founded the program, plans to rescue 3,000 dogs from L.A. shelters next year. Removing 3,000 dogs, even the nicest-looking ones, gives the remaining ones a better chance of getting noticed and adopted.

Guerdon Stuckey, the general manager of L.A.'s animal-services department, ought to take the initiative and revamp the program right away so that any animal at any shelter can be adopted by an L.A. resident even if they are on a PetsMart waiting list. Sometimes abandoned pets only get one shot at adoption.

This program is flawed, but we owe it to the dogs to give it a chance to succeed.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rescue the animals. Porfavor.

August 24, 2005 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But the important thing is to make it an easy effort to rescue an animal. My recent experience meant waiting in line for over an hour with one person ahead of me and then a trip to pick up the animal at the vet's at a very inconvenient time -neutering and spaying is good but let's not make it all just so damned tough. The more animals adopted means the less animals killed.

August 24, 2005 5:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "www.STANDFoundation.org"
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:39:18 -0700
Subject: Photos: Reason #32 = HOMELESS People Get Better Results

Please cross-post this email from www.STANDFoundation.org


Just days ago, our Reasons to Fire Stuckey email showed GRAPHIC photos of a severely neglected dog with a disgusting case of mange .

Did Stuckey ask where the dog was?

No. Neither did Diliberto.

Did Stuckey ask about the other animals on the property?

No. Neither did Diliberto.

Do you know who worked with The STAND Foundation to get the animals to our vet?

Do you know who convinced the neglectful owners to turn the dog over to us to help treat its diseased body?


Yes, "Tom " (a homeless Vietnam vet) and " Lorraine," a woman who lives on the street with her dog, helped Cosmo, the mange-covered dog. See the attached photo of Lorraine, along with her dog.

Lorraine and Tom have NO resources, yet they helped.

Stuckey's got ALL of the City's resources, and did NOTHING.

Same for Diliberto.

I'm turning to you and asking WHY?????

The City's employees did nothing when we FIRST reported this case to LAAS.

Stuckey & Diliberto did nothing when we wrote our email just a day and a half ago.

Homeless people: results-oriented solutions.

Stuckey & Diliberto: nothing.

Please act accordingly.

The STAND Foundation, Inc. ( www.STANDFoundation.org)

August 24, 2005 9:22 PM  

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