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9/8/2006

The Long Beach Press Telegram has done a shameful job of covering the case of Long Beach Animal Control’s raid and seizure of Noah’s Ark.  This is an issue that affects all southland rescues.   

 
The mark of a civilized society is demonstrated by how we care for our children, our elderly and OUR ANIMALS.  Please take a moment to read the following and determine for yourself if there is more to this story.  
 
I have also provided source phone numbers for you so that you contact other folks to verify the information provided on both sides of the story.
 
I think you will find it difficult to deny that there is a bigger story here.
 
Consider:
q     Why did Lt. Quigley tell the Press Telegram that Animal Control has not been “allowed” inside Noah’s Ark, that they were kept to the front sidewalk?  Isn’t this what the taxpayers pay Animal Control to do?  Why would Noah’s Ark have this kind of power to deny Animal Control access to their facility?
 
q     Why did Officer Estrada not cite Noah’s Ark for any problems on his August 10 visit?  According to Lt. Quigley, the conditions were so deplorable on August 23 it would be remarkable that Officer Estrada would not have noticed something.  Isn’t this what Officer Estrada is paid by the taxpayers to be on the look out for?
 
q     In fact, Animal Control was inside Noah’s Ark almost every week.  In fact, a complaint was filed with the City Attorney Robert Shannon and head of Animal Control Wesley Moore regarding Officer Estrada’s visit on August 10 when he hurt a Noah’s Ark dog while INSIDE our facility. He also physically shoved one of our volunteers.  This complaint was also copied to the whole rescue community who are not unfamiliar with the Long Beach Animal Control’s typically unfriendly practices.
 
q     During Lt. Quigley’s raid, why were the volunteers tazered? Why were a 70-year old and young people who volunteer forced to the cement and laid spread eagle?
 
q     How is it possible that a call to investigate a smell and barking dogs was a coordinated raid with media, helicopters and every city dept including fire department, code enforcement, office of environmental heath, office of health and safety etc.?  It was so well orchestrated, it was so convenient.
 
q     Why did Lt. Quigley schedule another photo op with the “severely matted dogs “being cleaned up” 9 days after seizure? If they were in such bad condition, why did Animal Control neglect them for 9 days.  Long Beach Animal Control says their condition was dire, but they were allowed to leave them in this so-called dire condition.  In fact, many of these animals were pets that had recently arrived or were just recovering from illnesses and scheduled for grooming.
 
q     Why is Alex Kyrklund depicted as a hoarder?  What hoarder adopts out over 2,400 pets last year?  Why are most hoarders given 10 days to come into compliance but Noah’s Ark’s pets were confiscated?  Why did Lt. Quigley enlist Noah’s Ark’s help when she recently removed animals from a hoarder’s home, asking them to house many of the animals.
 
q     Why did Long Beach Animal Control FIGHT so hard for the right to kill?
Judge Judith Vander Lans lifted the restraining order that kept the animals alive; so they have won that right – the killing will begin – time is running out for these animals.  Long Beach Animal Control is not required to update the judge until October 23.
 
q     Why did they deny FREE medical treatment for these animals by their own licensed vet – who works with Long Beach Animal Control and also knows Noah’s Ark and its work.  This vet stepped up to offer free treatment to prevent euthanizing – and after Noah's Ark won the right via a restraining order to have him make the final call – he was harassed, given wrong contact phone numbers for the vets who are overseeing the animals and threatened by the AC to step aside or lose his contract.
 
q     A majority of these pets were already set to be destroyed by Animal Control – so why would they now be any different in their eyes – they are already deemed unworthy of life. If so many were as sick and on deaths beds as they claim, why didn’t any die? Why were only 12 at the vet’s office? Noah’s Ark already 12 in their ISO room for treatment; these animals were already under treatment.
 
q     These pets were left without cleaning and care for over 36 hours while they were being seized. Noah’s Ark volunteers were arriving to begin the morning cleaning routines when Lt. Quigley staged her raid.  None of our volunteers were allowed to clean – they were threatened with arrest if they stuck around.  Is it hard to imagine that these pets will look like they were living in deplorable conditions after so many hours of jumping around, frightened of strangers, spilling their water buckets and food dishes, running through feces and urine that are a natural occurrence after an overnight AND 36 hours.  (Note: most of Noah’s Ark’s animals live cage free if they like so that they may curl up together – a progressive animal care stance that is well-supported in animal behavioral science.)
 
q     Long Beach Animal Control now sits on a slippery slope.  If the animals are presented now and look good – then they were adoptable all along.  If the animals look bad, Long Beach Animal Control is not providing the care they need.  They NEED to euthanize these animals!  Without a restraining order, they can begin doing so.
 
q     Ed Boks, General Manager of Los Angeles’ Animal Services, and a local vet offered to house and care for the animals FREE OF CHARGE.  After they were photographed, their utility as evidence is fulfilled.  Noah’s Ark agreed to this.  Wesley Moore and the city’s attorney refused the offer.  In fact, they told James Blancarte, the attorney for the animals, “No way, we’ll see you in court!”
 
This is a witchhunt as retribution for a whistleblowing, no-kill rescue that makes them look bad on a daily basis – last year Noah’s Ark alone placed over 2400 homeless pets, and other rescues did the same or more.  How many did Long Beach Animal Control kill?
 
This is not about the neglect or abuse- this as about money.
Every pet they have is worth roughly 100 dollars per day in impound fees – and in order to get them out those fees have to be paid or they become property of Animal Control and can be ‘disposed of as they deem fit.”
 
This is financial black mail.
This is win-win for them – either way Long Beach Animal Control gets paid – their “informal court hearing” to determine what should be done is in their office and the judge is an Animal Control officer.  In other words, the wolf has been assigned to watch the hen house.
 
 
This story is indicative of the story of rescues and municipal Animal Control agencies.  California often leads the way in our humanitarian and legislative efforts.  But when it comes to animal CARE and control, parts of our state are in the dark ages.  Long Beach Animal Control is the epitome of those dark ages.  It’s hard to imagine that the beautiful new SPCA facility has many empty cages while next door animals arriving at Animal Control must be euthanized if they are not immediately adoptable because they have no room.  No one from the general public is able to monitor the animals, Long Beach Animal Control does not have to account to anyone for their euthanization.
 
The animals Noah’s Ark takes in are special needs and elderly pets.  They need more time than the city shelter can give them to find a home.  Rescues provide time and waystation.  It’s not a country club but it is a second chance.  Enjoy the attached slideshow to see the faces of animals Noah’s Ark has given a second chance.  Many of them are now in Long Beach Animal Control’s care. 
 
Slideshow:
 
For those who want to help, donations can be made at www.n-a-a-r.org -
All donations will go to the impound fees and legal fees.
Pryor’s Planet has been generous in the legal fees thus far for the animals.
 
Story sources:
Alex Kyrklund, info@noahsarkanimalrescue.com or (562) 544-0090
Ed Boks, General Manager LAAS (213) 482-9558
James Blancarte, Attorney at Law, (213) 955-1283
Wesley Moore, Long Beach Animal Control, (562) 570-3051
Robert Shannon, City Attorney for Long Beach, (562) 570-2205

 

NOAH'S ARK ANIMALS: WHAT HAPPENED IN COURT AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

Fri Sep 8, 2006 1:35 pm (PST)

I was in court this morning. The judge refused to issue the preliminary injunction which would have basically extended the Temporary Restraining Order which she put in place on August 25th.

That means that the determination to euthanize any Noah's Ark animals seized by Long Beach Animal Control now rests exclusively with the two vets they appointed: Dr. Claudia Horvath of Los Alamitos Animal Hospital, Los Alamitos, CA and Dr. Irving Ameti of Fountain Valley, CA.

It is very likely that these two veterinarians will make their determinations with regard to the euthanasia of animals based on criteria which would be used by a municipal animal control agency, NOT by a private vet, which was the case when the TRO was in place.

As those of us involved with animal rights and rescue are all too aware, millions of animals are put to death every year in the USA by municipal animal control agencies due to a wide variety of considerations, including space, health and the highly controversial notion of which animals are and aren't "adoptable."

So now that LB Animal Control has control over the Noah's Ark animals, it is what

As Noah's Ark attorney argued so eloquently in court, would Tippi still be alive today if she had come into the LB shelter with that humongous tumor and BB pellets? No, because LBAC would not have deemed it cost-effective nor in the interest of Long Beach taxpayers to spend the more than $3,000 it cost to remove that tumor and the BB pellets from Tippi.

Tippi would have been euthanized, which was due to be her fate at the Camarillo shelter until Noah's Ark stepped in and rescued her.

We know that the special needs and senior animals are now most at risk of euthanasia.

There are two issues here which need to be addressed:

1) LBAC, the City Attorney, the Director of Health & Human Services (who oversees LBAC), the Long Beach City Council and the mayor need to be made aware that we are concerned that treatable animals will be euthanized because the vets hired by LBAC may make a much narrower determination of what they are willing to pay to treat than when the animals were under the TRO.

They need to know that they are being scrutinized and monitored. I have listed below contact emails and phone numbers for all the above.

2) Ask if the public can be given an opportunity to adopt any "sick" animals before a final decision is made to euthanize. We get emails all the time from LAAS shelter staff asking rescuers to take this cat with a broken leg or that dog with a tumor. LBAC should be no different. If the rescue community is willing to take on the burden of paying for medical care for any of the Noah's Ark animals, it should be no skin off their nose to allow us to take them.

It has to be a better alternative than death.

3) Detailed records must be kept by LBAC with regard to any Noah's Ark animals who are euthanized now that no restraining order is in effect. If they kill any animals, we want to know which ones and why.

Finally, we have been told that LBAC will release any healthy animals who were seized by Noah's Ark to their owners UPON PRODUCTION OF THE RELEVANT PAPERWORK if Noah's Ark gives permission. (In other words, if your name or your rescue group's name is on the paperwork, and the animals you bailed are healthy, you can pick them up from LBAC.)

Noah's Ark has reportedly given that permission, and the relevant document is being faxed to LBAC this afternoon.

However, before we all get too excited, whether or not it will actually happen remains to be seen. A couple who have been visiting their dog who was seized in the raid every single day at LBAC are going there this afternoon, and will let us know if and when the dog is released to them.

If he is, then I would urge you all to get down there and get your animals out. But wait until we see the result of this test case before driving to LBAC. You may be wasting your time.

Jane

PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING. Don't be rude, disrepectful or insulting. That is an immediate turn-off and will just get you tagged "crazy."

Just let these officials know that you are concerned about the potential of unnecessary euthanasia of Noah's Ark animals which could be treated because you know that public animal shelters do not historically spend the same kind of money on animals' medical care as a private citizen.

If you can only email a few, please focus on the first six names (Shannon, Arias, Moore, Quigley, Mayor Foster and the Long Beach Press-Telegram' s editorial editor. The paper has come out strongly in favor of the city.

I wish I could have the same faith in the Long Beach city officials that the judge seemed to have this morning. Then again, I don't hold elected office...but many of these people do:

City Attorney Robert E. Shannon
cityattorney@ longbeach. gov

Ronald Arias, Director of Health & Human Services, the department which oversees LB Animal Control.
Ronald_Arias@ longbeach. gov

Wesley Moore, Officer, Long Beach Animal Control
wesley_moore@ longbeach. gov
(Moore is in charge of LBAC)

Officer Michelle Quigley, LBAC
michelle_quigley@ longbeach. gov
(Conducted the raid)

Larry Allison, Editorial Page Editor, Long Beach Press Telegram
larry.Allison@ presstelegram. com

MAYOR BOB FOSTER
Tel: (562) 570-6801
mayor@longbeach. gov

District 1 : Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal (Vice-Mayor)
district1@longbeach .gov

District 2 - Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal
district2@longbeach .gov

District 3 - Councilman Gary DeLong
District3@LongBeach .gov

Anne Cramer, Administrative Analyst
Anne_Cramer@ longbeach. gov

*At Tuesday's city council meeting, Ms. Cramer expressed Councilman DeLong's interest in the Noah's Ark situation and asked to be kept informed.

District 4 - Councilman Patrick O'Donnell
*This is the council district in which Noah's Ark is located. He appeared totally disinterested at Tuesday's City Council meeting
E-mail: district4@longbeach .gov

District 5- Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
district5@longbeach .gov

District 6 - Councilwoman Laura Richardson
district6@ci. long-beach. ca.us

District 7 - Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga
district7@longbeach .gov

District 8 - Councilwoman Rae Gabelich
district8@longbeach .gov
*Councilmember Gabelich listened very intently to the public comments made about Noah's Ark.

District 9 - Councilman Val Lerch
district9@longbeach .gov

 

 

QUESTION: WHY DO (SOME) PEOPLE JUDGE BY ONLY MEDIA REPORTS?

From what I know, Noah’s Ark is a big place to house so many "unwanted", and "special needs", cats/dogs that were slated for immediate euthanasia by the LA City/County shelters. All of these poor animals cannot be pulled by rescue and so many die (I have the stats if you want them). Animals coming into a shelter with critical medical conditions, orphaned kittens/puppies, cats/dogs labeled as so-called "bad temperaments" (would not we humans have bad temperaments if we were caged in a cold kennel?) are certain to be killed (unless a rescue is allowed to get to them in time or at all) by our high kill shelters. Have you or anyone on CL who is forming such negative opinions against Noah's Ark went to their website? Have you been to their facility? I believe that they are also open seven days a week – nearly all rescue groups are not lucky enough to be able to do that. Isn’t a “no-kill” facility a wonderful thing? Do you realize that they also adopt animals out to homes that they will have love & a forever home?
It is my understanding that these kennels are cleaned at least twice a day and if you think about it, the number of dogs & kennels, with the help of volunteers - this seems sufficient.
In no way do I believe any of these animals went without food or water nor do I believe that all water/food dishes were filthy. Possibly a few (I am guessing) - dogs & especially puppies can get a water dish dirty within minutes of it being cleaned & holding fresh water. The media showed pictures of some dogs that did look terrible, but they arrive from the shelters that way – figures those are the images that appear on then news or newspapers. It does take a little time to make sure all-important issues are taken care of first and if they arrive at a low weight, it takes time to build that weight up to normal.
The question was brought up about the animals "going immediately to the Vet”, but, because some dogs are not people friendly, or not approachable, that a few days could go by, with the fur matted and if you know long hair animals there is a huge problem with feces getting on the fur unless the back area is shaved.
I feel confident enough to say that a) it is better to allow the animal to trust the person before putting it thru' a traumatic event right on top of another (being pulled from the shelters) and b) that the # of these animals are the minority.
Have any of you who have judged in such a negative manner have the knowledge that this news is traveling all over the US? The support behind Noah's Ark will be tremendous and hopefully, it will put an end to what some of the Long Beach City Shelter staff created. If these animals are held for at least a year as quoted by Quigley herself, some will die as they need the medical attention they “were” receiving, many are senior animals just looking for someone to love them and just like putting humans in nursing homes, this certainly will have some effect on the spirit of some of these animals. It is time for the people to stand up against shelters who have a vendetta and I hope that everyone will educate themselves on this entire issue and help the animals get back to Noah's Ark from the Animal Shelters where so many were rescued from - the animals need YOU. Think about the certain deaths of the "normal" numbers of animals that will be coming into this shelter everyday - they are sure to be killed much earlier in the game all because shelters and many people think rescues are a bad thing. There are good & bad but I can assure you that the good rescues certainly outweigh the bad ones.
Noah's Ark has nothing to do with hoarders either - they make every effort to adopt out as many of the animals that they can.
 

Hi Friends-                                                                                 8/25/06
 
Thanks to all who called the media. There was quite a bit of coverage of the rescuers' side of this story today.  Thanks especially to those who came to the hearing .  It was very hard to sit and listen to the lies and misrepresentations being spouted by the LB City attorney without being able to dispute anything she said. It was a constant stream of pure bs. BUT we had a couple of wonderful attorneys (Thank you so much, Jennifer Pryor!!!)  and a rational judge found in favor of ordering a temporary injunction whereby the vets contracted by LB AC must contact Noah's Arks' vet (who has offered to treat the animals free of charge!) if they deem any animal that was seized from Noah's Ark should be euthanized. It's a small victory and it was fought tooth and nail by LB AC and the LB city attorney but the injunction is supposed to hold for 14 days. One step at a time. There will be more hearings and continued support will be needed.  
 
I must give major kudos to LAAS GM Ed Boks. He showed up at 8am and spoke in defense of  the animals to the press. When we were told there would be a change of venue from LB to San Pedro, he got in his car and drove to San Pedro  and stayed through the entire hearing (it lasted until 3PM) His presence lent credibility to our side of the case especially with the press. I must say I was very impressed. He stood up for the animals and the rescue community and that scores him a lot of points in my book. 
 
If any of you have  pictures and stories of animals that went to Noah's Ark please send them to me. We want evidence of the condition these animals were in before they went to Noah's Ark. AC is trying to portray Noah's Ark as having "sick, emaciated" etc animals but what they are not telling the public and the court is that THAT IS HOW THESE ANIMALS CAME IN!
 
Thanks and best wishes-
Periel
 

 

Subject: EMAIL LONG BEACH OFFICIALS TO PROTECT ALEX'S ANIMALS

PLEASE SEND EMAILS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE.  WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT LONG BEACH ANIMAL CONTROL FROM KILLING THE SENIOR AND SPECIAL NEEDS ANIMALS CONFISCATED FROM NOAH'S ARK.

WHEN THEY GET INTO THEIR OFFICES ON THURSDAY MORNING, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT RESCUERS AND ANIMAL- LOVERS ALL ACROSS L.A. COUNTY AND BEYOND ARE WILLING TO HELP.

TELL THEM WE WANT TO SECURE THE RELEASE TO LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS OF THE SENIORS AND ANIMALS NEEDING DAILY MEDICATION.

HERE'S A LINK TO AN ARTICLE IN THE LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED:
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4227633

thanx.
jane

Gary DeLong, Alex's City Councilmember
District3@LongBeach.gov <mailto:District3@LongBeach.gov>

DeLong's Administrative Analyst
Anne_Cramer@longbeach.gov

DeLong's Legislative Analyst
Dominic_Storelli@longbeach.gov

Mayor Bob Foster
mayor@longbeach.gov

Mayor's Chief of Staff:
Becki_Ames@longbeach.gov

City Manager Gerald R. Miller
citymanager@longbeach.gov

City Attorney Robert E. Shannon
cityattorney@longbeach.gov  <mailto:cityattorney@longbeach.gov>

City Prosecutor Thomas M. Reeves
prosecutor@longbeach.gov

 

Subject: 911! NOAH'S ARK'S ANIMALS SEIZED BY POLICE: RESCUERS PLEASE HELP: TIPPI AT RISK!!

I received an urgent call from Alex of Noah's Ark in Long Beach, CA, telling me that her place was surrounded by cop cars.  The police came in without a warrant, pushed her young group volunteers and Alex's 70-year old mum to the floor, and are taking all her animals to Long Beach Animal Control.

IF YOU ARE A RESCUER WHO HAS ANIMALS WITH ALEX, PLEASE GET THEM IMMEDIATELY.  IF YOU ARE A RESCUER WHO CAN TAKE ON ONE OR TWO ANIMALS, PLEASE CONTACT HER.

THE LONG BEACH SHELTER KILLS EVERYTHING.  ALL HER ANIMALS WILL BE TAKEN THERE--INCLUDING TIPPI, THE DOG WITH THE GIANT HEAD TUMOR, AND CHUPPIE, THE SWEETHEART WITH THE DEFORMED LOWER JAW RESCUED FROM EUTHANASIA JUST LAST SATURDAY.

Hopefully, the shelter won't kill them right away as the animals belong to Alex.

The shelter is side-by-side with the no-kill SPCA so people don't realize just how high-kill the shelter side is.

Alex thinks this "raid" was a result of a complaint she filed with the Long Beach City Attorney's office a couple of weeks ago.  That resulted from a brutal visit by a LB police officer who shoved one of her young female volunteers to the floor.

IF YOU HAVE AN ANIMAL AT NOAH'S ARK, PLEASE CONTACT ALEX SO SHE CAN
ARRANGE FOR YOU TO PICK IT UP IMMEDIATELY.

IT IS VITAL THAT WE RALLY ROUND AND HELP ALEX.  SHE TAKES ON ANIMALS
NO OTHER RESCUER WILL TOUCH, LIKE TIPPI AND CHUPPIE.  IF LBPD CLOSES HER
DOWN FOR GOOD, MORE ANIMALS WILL DIE.

EVEN IF SHE CAN REOPEN, THE COSTS OF BAILING OUT ALL THE ANIMALS FROM
ANIMAL CONTROL WILL BE MASSIVE BECAUSE SHE WILL BE CHARGED BOARDING FEES FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE.

info@noahsarkanimalrescue.com  (@noahsarkanimalrescue.com),
or call: 562 439- 1966

Subject: Pound confiscated all Noah's Ark's animals!


This is urgent. Weeks a go Alex of Noah’s Ark filed a complaint with the Long beach City Attorney.  Then today Long Beach “raids” Noh’s Ark.  Coincidence?!

The Long Beach Pound will most likely kill any of the animals they want without a hold by claiming them as being “ill”.  They don’t want to feed and care for the animals and it helps their case if they can say they HAD to kill b/c they were ill. This means animals like Tippi may be murdered without even considering that she had surgery recently and is actually healing (see photos I have attached to this email). Alex has taken so many seniors and so many who have required surgery.  Those are the ones the pound will quickly put into “unadoptable” or even “ill” categories.  I have had personal interaction with Officer Quigley who they say is in charge of this and this officer is not a person who is on the side of the animals.

These animals’ lives are at risk now!  Please call Long Beach ASAP at 562-570-7387 and please contact all the names of the people below.  Please please take the time to write to everyone of these officials.  Also contact Lisa Siegal at KCAL (323-467-9999) and ask her to tell the other side of the story. Demand that they tell the other side at least.

P.S. Does anyone else find it amazing that the scandals at the pounds never seem to make it on the news? Who is it who calls the news for this?  It must be someone at the pound who sees this as an opportunity.
 

HELP - THIS IS A NIGHTMARE!  Apparently there have been some recent problems for Alex at Noah's Ark with the Long Beach Police.  Please read to the end of this email for the story.  Noah's Ark filed a complaint against an officer, and suddenly, today, she was arrested and all her special needs and older dogs were confiscated and taken to Long Beach Shelter - a high-kill facility.  PLEASE PLEASE email, phone, and/or fax this facility and let them know we are watching. 
 
This is devastating for all the animals and for Alex.  Most of you know that we just left Chuppie, the little guy from SLA Shelter in her good care this past weekend.  She just brought him home from the vet's yesterday, and now he is in a kill shelter again.  We're just heartbroken and will make all efforts to get him out, and to help Alex and her dogs.  (I'm crying as I'm typing this...)  If you can help in any way, PLEASE!!!
 
I called LB Animal Shelter and was told that they don't take calls after 4:30 - the guy I spoke with said he's with the Fire Dept.???  He said the shelter is open until 5: 30 and we could go there, but I won't make it from L.A. by 5: 30!  (It's 4:56 right now.)  I wasn't even able to get info on whether or not they'd even release the dogs to anyone.  I want to get Chuppie. 

 

Hi Friends-

 
I'm sorry if you are getting this as a duplicate. I just got back from picking up our last South L.A leftover from spaying and heard the terrible news about Noah's Ark on the radio then got home and got several emails. This seems to be the latest one. If you are not aware of the situation, please read the email from the bottom up.
We are being asked to call the Long Beach shelter (I guess we'll have to call tomorrow am OR you could send a fax anytime as the fax number is listed too) and politely ask that the seized dogs be released to other rescues/fosters. Many of the dogs that were seized are senior and special needs dogs. Alex, the head of Noah's Ark has been the last hope of many dogs who no one else would take. It would be such a tragedy to see them killed. Please help. Donations are being accepted through Jennifer Pryor. 

 

Update on Noah's Ark and Long Beach Animal Control

Long Beach Animal Control is seizing all the animals. There are approx. 100 dogs and 150 cats.

PLS DO NOT go down to Noah's Ark and attempt to get your animals. They will not be released to you.

A restraining order has been put on the animals by Alex's attorney. For now the animals will not be killed.  They are being held as evidence at the Long Beach Shelter.

There is a possibility that anyone who bailed a dog out for Alex under their own group or name will be able to redeem the animal from Long Beach Shelter.  I will have more details on that later.

Additionally, I am hoping to have a complete list of all the animals who originated from LAAS.  I will e mail a list with impound numbers and/or names of animals as soon as I get it.

Alex and the animals need your help.  Long Beach shelter is an extremely HIGH KILL SHELTER.  As such, the animals will need to be rescued the moment they are released as evidence and become available.  If you have any room pls help by taking one or two into your rescue.

I will follow up with descriptions of the animals when I have a complete list.

Thank you
Pnina

 

Subject: Noah's Ark and Long Beach Animal Control: CALL THE NEWS

Dear Animal World:
 
KCAL 9 news' Lisa Segal just did a fluff piece on this terrible tragedy. I do not know Noah's ARk but i know one thing, these 250 animals are not better of in the Long Beach Pound. They are HIGH kill, they hate feral cats (personal experience) and they will make any excuse to kill these angels.
 
What Ms Segal did not present or know i assume, is that:
 
1. Maybe Noah's Ark JUST got these animals out of the pound, streets etc and that is why they look so bad.
2. That the Long Beach Pound (I refuse to call them a shelter) did not have to take all 250 animals like gung ho cowboys. They could have easily told her to have a moratorium on taking in animals and could have told her to clean up her act. But no, at taxpayers' expense, they took everyone.
 
3. WHAT we forget is that the POUND is no better and the pound's solution is killing. In this day and age, we say NO to killing healthy and treatable animals.
 
I saw many, many many beautiful dogs being walked out of there and they looked great. There was no suffering  there. maybe they lived in a cage for now but as for their physical health, they were in good shape, better than the pound i might add.
 
So I BEG you to nicely call Lisa Segal at KCAL 9 NEWS and ask her to interview those of us know the REAL truth.
 
Please call KCAL 9 Lisa Segal 323-467-9999 Ask the newsdesk for the comments line. PLEASE include my points.

And also call the Long Beach Pound and tell them how you feel. Tell them they should have worked with her, not taken all her dogs and cats at huge taxpayers' expense and animal suffering.

Christi Metropole
Executive Director
Stray Cat Alliance/
Feral Cat Alliance

 

Subject: HELP!!!  NEED MEDIA QUICK!!![Fwd: 911! NOAH'S ARK'S ANIMALS SEIZED BY POLICE: RESCUERS PLEASE HELP: TIPPI AT RISK!!]

Of UTMOST urgency! !! Many poor dogs, as well as the survival of the entire rescue community are at risk!

If we ever needed it, now is the time to call in any media contacts to put pressure on Long Beach Shelter for their fascist raid on poor Alex, the rescuer who saved and rehabilitated little "Tippi", that dog with the tumor on her head that you helped us with before.  This is sheer retaliation (see attached history) from someone who adopted a dog from
her, then wanted to euthanize it, rather than give it back to Alex.  Alex called the police for help - not only did they not help her, now they are joining the retaliation and /harming/ her and the animals! If we can't expose this, and reverse the travesty, this will be allowed to happen to ALL rescuers; unchecked; at any moment!!

If you can think of anything to do or anyone to call........???

Thanks,

Mad

 

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