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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

UPDATED "No Balls" has "No Teeth"

This morning's post is from a Mayor Sam reader and animal
shelter volunteer who is frustrated that the city has a neuter-spay ordinance going in to effect today, but who says that there is no tangible, clear plan to make its intended benefits a reality.

An email just received from the same party clarifies that the person supports the law, but without some "teeth" and a strategy for licensing, feels it is nothing more than a feelgood measure. Haikula agrees, and reiterates that if people have information on such services in SoCal, post it here and we will organize and share it. Mr. Ed Boks, the shelter general manager, has not responded to numerous requests for information.

From a reader:

Vanity. That is what the city's new spay-neuter ordinance is, as it comes into effect today. It is a law made for show only.

"We have no plan to go door to door to enforce the spay-neuter law." Those are the defeatist words from Edwin M. Boks, the general manager of the Los Angeles Animal Services shelter.

There is also no plan to get licensing under control, and provide massive on-demand spay-neuter and the shelters are packed with animals with no vigorous city plan to find homes for them.

The boardwalk at Venice Beach, South Los Angeles and Tujunga would be great places to start licensing and spay-neuter enforcement, but Mr. Boks has no formal plan per usual.

Could you let people know that next week's Personnel Committee meeting has a special evening starting time so that shelter employees and rescuers can take the next step in their request to get the general manager that Mayor Villaraigosa promised us, but failed to deliver.

Please do not post my name because I am a shelter volunteer, and Mr. Boks has already made an effort to intimidate us.

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You said it well enough! The Personnel Committee meeting is going to take place some time next week in Van Nuys City Hall. If anyone knows the time, please post the link to the agenda here and we will re-post it in advance of the meeting.

If any readers can provide links to spay-neuter resources from the city or elsewhere in SoCal, please post them here and we will gather and re-post on a regular basis.

Here is some Van Nuys trivia that will bore everyone except Tom LaBonge.

  1. 1872 Isaac Van Nuys builds first wood-frame house in Valley.
  2. 1914 — Universal City opens as a studio-cum-town. Floods inundate Van Nuys and cut off Valley from Los Angeles.

  3. 1966 — Busch Gardens amusement park opens in Van Nuys.

  4. 1970 —Women join assembly line at Van Nuys GM plant. Bethlehem Star Parade ends due to waning interest.

A parade ending due to waning interest?

Can anyone say Hollywood Christmas Parade?

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Haikula the crazy cat lady who was suing the city because of Edwin M. Boks, the general manager of the Los Angeles Animal Services shelter?

Don Quixote was going quackers because of this lady also known as anonymousa driving him to post comments like the one below..

"Anonymousa's reaction to the King Taco menudo enema was not so good. She attacked a potted plant on Santa Monica and Sweetzer demanding it become in name only, Anonymousa. She can not handle the stress of her handle.

Anonymousa was found in the am. The potted plant was wearing a Standard Issue Poodle Uniform similar to that of our Anonymousa but in a smaller size. Anonymousa had Mexican grown celery vegetables hanging out of her nose, mouth and ears.

No word yet that the illegal aliens gangs that attacked Anonymousa for being a poodle have been deported for animal abuse. . The entire operation was unsuccessful and aborted.

Our Anonymousa has not fared well from this experience. Now she posts up that she halucinates she's Laura Chick. You know Anonymousa better than anyone. When you get off work today please direct yourself to her confusion and order a fresh menudo enema stat!"

October 01, 2008 7:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula's buying into the BS hype once again, as seems to usually be the case. The spay neuter law will be fine. Most people obey most laws voluntarily and don't need "snip nazis" going door to door to fix there dogs. It doesn't matter who runs the department. The law will make a difference after a couple years. Unless people follow Haikula's advice and refuse to obey unless the gestapo shows up at there doors.

October 01, 2008 7:24 AM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hello 7:24

U must have attended LAUSD. I did not tell anyone to follow or ignore today's new law.

I reposted a thoughtful email that I received from someone INSIDE one of the shelters, and the information CONFIRMS what Mr. Boks said to the local news media. If you want, we can post all of the emails we received about this law and the general manager.

Mr. Boks was offered many times to share his view on this blog, and he did not reply. If there is a formal plan for licensing,spay & neuter, post that link RIGHT NOW since the law starts TODAY.

Let us see what the city has prepared with real details. Barring this, it sounds like your own career might hinge on Mr. Boks's survival.

To the first poster, can you write in even vaguer, coded expressions?

We posted a lengthy Q&A the other day and not a single word of it was about the new law, Mr. Boks or any of this.

October 01, 2008 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How do you know that most people obey the snip law? It is a new law. How do you know how many people are following it?

Ed Boks doesn't even know how many animals there are in the city, let alone how to go about licensing them.

He said so at city council.

Besides, if people were following common sense, the shelters wouldn't be killing DOZENS of animals per DAY.

That can be proven even using Boks's twisted kill statistics.

Boks has been trying to put a happy face on the killing of animals as he sits and writes for his stupid blog. That time should have been used to make real plans.

He has spent time renaming the shelter, and coming up with useful new names for centuries old programs. Should we send in the data on the STARS program and the two dogs it has helped in four years?

"Bringing pets and people together," except the thousands he kills each year, and warehouses in the unopened northeast shelter, which he renamed Mission Shelter without going through proper channels.

Last month more than 65 shelter employees and union officials showed up at city hall to get his butt removed from the city. The personnel department meeting is being arranged as a direct result of the man's incompetence.

October 01, 2008 8:20 AM  

Blogger haikula said:

In fact, did you notice that I am requesting information for neuter-spay services?

If you think this is encouraging people to ignore the law, you are too goofy to take seriously, Swizzlestick.

October 01, 2008 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the h'wood xmas parade should die, but the animals should not.

October 01, 2008 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What happened to this blog?

October 01, 2008 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula are you a she-man or a mouse?

Wait, I mean are you a Standard Poodle or a Shits Zoo?

What? You say your a wombat?
Oh forget it!

October 01, 2008 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The meeting is October 7th in Van Nuys City Hall at night. There may be city video.

Why are you harassing Haikula? This is a real issue.

October 01, 2008 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Could you please remove the offensive posts 7:23 a.m., 9:42 a.m. They are from the same crazy person that always trashes this blog when you post about animals. Don't post this comment. Thanks.

October 01, 2008 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Son of Naysayer said:

The Department of Animal Regulation (LAAS to you) is nearly dysfunctional and unable to fulfill its obligations under the charter. LAAS has no interest in collecting license fees unless the dogs are impounded and the owners want them back. LAAS will not enforce this new law either.

City Council has no interest in enforcing laws if it might inconvenience the constituents.

Don't expect any enforcement of this new "Great Idea." Don't expect any jump in spay/neuter numbers.

Please spay or neuter all your pets and encourage everyone else to do the same.

October 01, 2008 10:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Could you please delete the offensive post of October 01, 2008 9:59 AM it's the same person trying to spin for Edwin Boks, probably on the third floor.

October 01, 2008 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Deleting the two posts in question would not hurt animals. What are you talking about? Those posts have nothing to do with mandatory spay and neuter. They are merely attacking an individual.

Everyone, neuter all your pets. It's the law and the right thing to do

October 01, 2008 11:55 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Haiku -

For whatever odd reason there is a trio of animal rights whack jobs who, along with assorted "attorneys" go crazy nutso whenever ANYTHING is posted about animals, DAS, Ed Boks, etc.

This is one reason why we moderate comments because these nut jobs all do things like post each other's phone numbers, employers, etc.

They found that by being anonymous and being vague they could still slam each other without getting in trouble. So be it.

And somehow Don Quixote wrapped himself up in it all, as he often does.

I'm already getting emails from these nutcases. But they will be ignored.

The moderators know what comments on this topic don't go up. In the meantime let them squirm and try to figure out if the vague stuff is about them or not.

October 01, 2008 12:01 PM  

Anonymous g said:

I AGREE THAT WE NEED TO LIMIT PET POPULATION. QUITE FRANKLY WE NEED TO CONTROL HUMAN POPULATION AS WELL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. I SUPPORT ALLEYCATS.COM AND OTHER SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. I'VE VOICED MY CONCERNS TO BOKS WITHOUT A RESPONSE. ENFORCEMENT I'M SORRY TO SAY IT WILL NOT SUCESSEED ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS ALONE. I HAVE WITNESS MANY DOG AND CAT OWNERS WHO THINK THAT FIXING THEIR PETS AFFECTS THEIR HEALTH AND THEIR SEX LIFE. PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN THAT THEIR VALUES ARE DIFFERENT THAN THEIR PETS. ALSO BREEDERS AND PUPPY MILLS MUST BE STOPPED. PEOPLE NEED TO GET THERE PETS AT THE POUND. YOUR LOCAL POUND ALSO OFFERS CASH CREDIT TO FIX YOUR DOG OR CAT TO HELP CUT YOUR COST AT THE VET, LOOK INTO IT. IT'S ABOUT LOVE NOT ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE OR THEIR PAPERS.

October 01, 2008 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Sots, I'm confused. Are you sure you're speaking of who you are speaking of? (Scratches head and looks puzzled) For if we're discussing the one with no balls and no teeth, then surely we must be speaking of one Mister J. Blackman. (Whispers) Those items are kept in a Ball-Mason jar in someone else's left desk file drawer. Find the jar, save the world. Savvy?

(Taps noggin) Oh, and before I forget. I shall be away for a while on business, but will leave the Black Pearl in the competent hands of the Navigator and Bard. (Bard smiles and waves, Navigator winks) However, when I return I shall tell you the story of the young lady who aimed high and hitched her skirt equally high, but ended up with something lower and now wishes to speak to the swarming little insects known affectionately as The Papps, savvy?

October 01, 2008 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

James Bickhart maybe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vwv0OpGAjk

October 01, 2008 12:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Craptain Jack when you go away do not come back.

October 01, 2008 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:01
please- Find the CAPS LOCK on the keyboard. It would make your message much more readable and content would not suffer from the text block distraction.

October 01, 2008 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

haikula, higby lets you post animal news because he knows it'll bring out the crazies. he likes the crazies because they keep his traffic up. he does this to sell ads and rank high in LA blogs. that's the only way he can even be in the running. he doesn't care if ed boks, jim bickhart, the city, animal nutz attack and kill each other and you. he only cares about himself. fortunately higby is so fat that he can't have sex, otherwise i'd recommend neutering him. he probably hasn't even seen his neuterthings in decades. blech, what a nasty thought.

October 01, 2008 1:57 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hello 1:57pm,

Whatever the heck you're talking about let me remind you that the only reason I'm here is to amuse myself and anyone who is hip to what I and a friend have to blabber on about.

U no likey, tough swizzlesticks.

Now get down on your knees and give me 20. Trust your Haikula. I've done all the thinking that needs to be done.

Dumbass.

October 01, 2008 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

nice, haikula, calling people dumbass now. how classy. you're as classy as higby

October 01, 2008 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:57 is right - Higby does not to be neutered, his only romance is with his imginary girl toy Sarah Palin.

Higby should pay for sex and not keep trying to score with Haikula and Sarah Palin. lol

October 01, 2008 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A child could be on this blog for 5 minutes and know that we using colloquial names such as "burros" and "dum dum" and "dumbass" to express various feelings toward the poster.

Think of it as an exclamation point if you're called "dum dum" and a double exclamation if you're called a "dumbass."

That's the metric Haikula uses.

I'd call you a "swizzlestick," but I'm afraid you'd tell teacher.

October 01, 2008 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hello 3:14,

"Score"?

I'm guessing you're over 50.

October 01, 2008 4:55 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Hey Mayor Sam Higby, where do you get the huevos to call me out? You have done this before when you couldn't take the heat and someone else was using my name on your hog farm.
When I post up here it's almost always about a topic Joe B or Valley Doll post up due to their gray matter and egalitarian principles.
You and the rest of this right wing reactionary crew of yours wallow in half truths, hysteria, and propaganda only suited for the party faithful of Pravda or Reichleiter fuer die Presse.
Your hysterical rants don't interest me MSH, I can hear the revisionism of the Bush apologists all I desire from Rush "Hillbilly Heroin" Limbaugh, if I wanted to torture myself, but I don't.
I admit I give you a look see once in a while, just like people slow down to look at a train wreck.

And the pathetic big brother like protection of Haikula from you is funny as hell being that he or she or you (Haikula's alter ego), has the most filthy, unfunny, potty mouth,ever found, back in the alley.
What is it MSH? Haikula can't take it and is sensitive? Sheeeit!

So again MSH quit whining about me don quixote because if I post up it's always with my handle, and again, if I post up it'll be on a topic Joe B or Valley Doll put up, but if this doesn't suffice then say the word and I will never darken the door in your scream chamber again.
Go Obama! Jail for Bush/Cheney!
Over and Out.

October 01, 2008 6:04 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hi 6:04,

What are you all wound up about, Long Shanks?

Haikula can take it, because I just care about getting my very intelligent views out there for public consumption, and the clickety clickies go up, Mon.

Haikula. Trust the Haikula

October 01, 2008 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

yeah higby don quixote is only here once and awhile and never post under any other name, he is not here daily posting anonymous crap or saying other people have multiple personalities, other than when he accused you of being haikula, wow that sounds familiar.

October 02, 2008 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mandatory spay/neuter does not work and should be overturned in L.A.

For free spay/neuter, please see www.SpayDayLA.com

Los Angeles also pays for the Amanda Foundation mobile s/n clinic that operates continuously.

October 04, 2008 11:21 PM  

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