• Cheryl Janachione

    Sent out my first batch of 5 letters to wealthy people in that area asking for help.

    • LFOldTimer

      The quickest and most effective route to help the animals would be to have the wealthy people legally bribe the politicians with campaign donations to allocate more County tax dollars to animal care. The County estimated that it would only spend a net $167,000 (or so) on animal care in FY 2015-16. So animal care rides in the back of the bus compared to all their other little pet projects. The trick is to make clear what the ‘donation’ is for and outbid the other projects. Considering that the County operates under a $5 billion dollar plus budget there’s a lot more money to be had for the animals. But the politicians need personal incentives to make it worth their while. That’s the way our political system is designed. Not that much different than down in Tijuana. Money talks. BS walks. So it would be a good idea to mention that in your letters to the wealthy people if they don’t already know (but chances are they know quite well unless their money was inherited).

  • LFOldTimer

    While I’m very happy that Karma is headed for greener pastures I get very nervous when I watch local politicians stick their noses into judicial rulings. I guess I’ve read too much world history. When humans publicly approached the Board and asked for help to resolve their courtroom problems the Board invariably told them to buzz off, that by the nature of our system they are forbidden from intervening in courtroom affairs or rulings. That’s the reason we have appellate judges. Then Karma the Dog came along. 🙂 Not only did this judge reexamine the case upon direction from 3 supervisors, he overturned his own ruling! 🙂 Scary. The judge should’ve told the 3 of them to take a hike. But politics won. Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way. But if this could happen for Karma the Dog – for what other concocted reason could it occur? Use your imagination. Scary. But we know it was all done for political reasons. The supes haven’t cared a lick about the local animals (or thier owners for that matter) for over 20 years. 1000’s of dogs and cats (w/no names or faces) were turned to room temperature, many unnecessarily. Now suddenly Spitzer et al ran to Karma’s rescue and became her trusty compassionate advocate securing a reprieve from death row? Spare me. Don’t make me gag. Some will tell you “Don’t complain, It’s a start”. Baloney. It was all borne from political expedience compliments of Spitzer, Bartlett and Steele. It took much more courage for Nelson and Do to stand their ground than it did for Bartlett and Steele to flip-flop for a few cheap votes. Let’s be honest. Have you ever heard Bartlett or Steele protest the way animals are treated in OC? ha. Not a once. Go watch one of the videos when the subject was discussed at a meeting.They were either silent or thought OCAC was doing a wonderful job. Most of the assertions made by the Grand Jury in their 5 reports were dismissed as pure poppycock by the collective Board. My opinion is that the County pulls the strings with the contract city councils and you will never see those cities form another agency or build their own shelter(s), even though it would be more cost effective and provide better services. They will drag their feet just like the County has done on the issue and in the end finally cave and give into County demands by forking over tons of money for a new County shelter and extending their OCAC contracts into infinity. And the animals and animal owners will continue to get inconvenient and substandard service while paying premium rates. Keep your eyes wide open. ;).

  • Dogs, as well as ethics, don’t rate very high on the ToDo list of the Supes. Hiding huge contracts awarded to their cronies is much more important.

  • Judy Allen

    DISGUSTING “public servants” on our tax dollars! AND we pay for an empty train station while animals are slaughtered daily! Inhumanity, thy name is Orange County!

  • David Zenger

    Karma the Wonder Wolf-dog served his sole purpose: a big media event for Spitzer to distract attention from the teary Wahoo Yahoo episode. Karma is lucky. He got a trip to North Carolina out of it.

    The thousands of other animals who end up dead, not so much so.