• Lex

    This breaks my heart reading this. They won’t let go to her loving family .. Yet they give an aggressive 7year old female pit to my neighbor and tell him she is sweet and social. He only had the dog for 3 days before it lunged and almost killed my dog. Yes irresponsible of the owner for not holding the pit tight on leash as he walks to his car to return to the dog to shelter, really wish there was something we can do..

  • OCservant_Leader

    Again, the Political-Spindoctors who manage all services to the public in the OC have created another disaster by not following even their own goofy procedures with regard to removing animals from their owners.

    The OC posts false data all the time. This is how all the Agencies are run. What is the conclusion the Board wants? Then employees have to work backwards to create the paper trail.

    Not sure who is more abused – the animals or the employees.

    Who knows if Leeloo is a wolf-dog. We will never know. All data goes through the BOS. And All info will be cloaked in “potential litigation”- sorry taxpayers.


  • John

    That sure looks like a mother f’ing wolf….. Just sayin…

    • John

      That ain’t no geman shepherd….

  • Jacquelyn Rae

    The Animal Advocates and concerned citizens who work towards Change at the Orange County Animal Care Shelter find the LeeLoo controversy familiar. The management and Board of Supervisor’s play by their own rules, breaking the law, lying, manipulating data for euthanasia rates and killing healthy and medically treatable shelter animals routinely.
    This latest debacle demonstrates that animal’s lives do not matter to the Director or the Board of Supervisors.
    Every Life Does Matter!
    Working together we will BE THE CHANGE!

  • Sharon Logan

    A New Shelter is not going to help the animals if the current, admin, staff, director and vet are in place, a new shelter isn’t going to address the 5 damning grand jury reports, the high kill rate and the empty open kennel and cage killing with over 100 empty kernels that is rampant at OCAC.

    All a new shelter is going to do is look aesthetically pleasing but will not help the poor animals that are unfortunate enough to end up at the New Shelter.

    There may be “180 Rescues ” currently on file to be partnered with OCAC but out of those “180”rescues that applied and are on file to rescue from OCAC, less than 20 of those “180” Rescues are actively and consistently rescuing the dogs from OCAC.

    OCAC also claims to have over “200” volunteers, those may be the people that applied and are on file as volunteers but out of those “200” volunteers on file, all I have seen in three years are the same active 15 volunteers.

    Keep Spinning.

    While Hawkins continues to spout a live release rate of over 90% percent for the dogs, which is clearly false, Hawkins has never proven or backed that up with the raw data, why actually change your kill rate when all you have to say is you did? Show the public and the tax payers of OC they over 90 percent live release rate of dogs with the Raw Data.

    In conclusion though OCAC has implemented a highly touted new shelter intervention program once again the Raw Data does not lie, we have received our June Euthansia Report from OCAC via court order and its shows for the last 2 months the Euthansia rate has gone up by 1/3.

    Why have the Euthansia Rates gone up by 1/3 in 2 months, with a shelter intervention program in place?

    What is really going on at OCAC? OCAC can spout off and spin all they want, but they can’t refute the Raw Data and that is why OCAC has not provided any Raw Data to the public and tax payers to back up their absurd and blatantly false claims of the numbers of current active rescue partners, current active volunteers and a live release rate for dogs of 64-65 % not 94%.

    The poor cats have it much worse OCAC kills 50-60 % percent of the cats that enter OCAC.

    • As you said, a new shelter means nothing if it is supervised and managed by the same people who supervise and manage the existing shelter. The solution is to elect people to the Board of Supervisors who will take this issue seriously.

      • OCservant_Leader

        Good idea. Except the same “family” runs the Registrar of Voters.

  • Dan Maniaci

    Upper level management at the shelter operates on deception. They manipulate statistics and twist facts in order to achieve their goal whatever it may be. This was true in how they ruined the lives of many dedicated employees over the last two decades by fabricating events. They would often suspend people without pay and continue to harass them until they resigned or were fired without good cause. Anybody that spoke out against the unethical tactics instantly became a victim. All with the help of Orange County Community Resources, human resources, and no help from the employees Association. They are using the same tactics when they show up at City Council meetings stating they have all the facts regarding the euthanasia rates. It would be a real shame to see a brand new facility in place only to have the same chain of command run it into the ground. The Board of Supervisors has to wake up and move Animal Control out from under OC Community Resources management.

    • David Zenger

      OC Community Resources is a dangerous mixed breed of unknown lineage cobbled together by a nut case and all too often run for the benefit of the Board of Supervisors and their “make me look good” political projects. OCCR needs to be euthanized – and without waiting 72 hours.

    • We recently discovered that even after revealing that OCAC provides false statistics to make it appear that they were doing a good job getting licenses, they continued to distort the data to put themselves in a favorable light. They do this by using outdated population figures which improves their percentage since it is based on a smaller than actual population base.

  • Steve Christine Haslet

    California shelters in general have long history of disregarding the laws designed to protect our homeless, orphaned companion animals.
    Orange County is the ultimate embarrassment to the state. They are managed by a staff that clearly has no regard for the animals in their care- and have been called out time and time again for their regressive, illegal sheltering practices.
    We are finally seeing that other municipalities are leaving OC to chose other options to care for their animals. We are seeing grand jury hearings, lawsuits and the media exposing OC and “catch and kill” mentality. Glorified dog catchers who think they are above the law.

    We need to keep their ILLEGAL, brutal actions in the public eye. Public records show they continue to break the Hayden laws on a daily basis. Everytime they require a 501c3 to become a rescue partner or kill an owner relinquishment before 72 hours has lapsed they are breaking the law.

  • Nik Peter

    The fact that OCAC is doing this kind of thing AGAIN, after the public backlash from the Karma situation – is PATHETIC. It’s obvious that OCAC thinks they are untouchable, and can exercise their own warped version of the law as they see fit. The fact that this is even happening is maddening, especially since the owners of Leeloo have been denied access to see their dog for over a month. I couldn’t imagine being in such a position where I would be prevented from seeing my dog. The amount of pain, frustration, and sadness that OCAC is putting the family AND Leeloo through is absolutely unnecessary and absurd! OCAC needs to be sued again, I think! I really hope that the family files a lawsuit against them!

  • David Zenger

    Each wonder wolf dog’s “salvation” will have less media value than the one that preceded it. In fact there may not be any left after Karma.