LMAS Rainbows – January 22, 2011

430379 — owner requested

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403197 — behavior observed and age (9Y dog)

NO PHOTO

429815 — behavior observed; tried to bite, growls on hard stare


429228 — breed, also very emaciated


429627 — breed; also contagious disease, vomiting


429816 — breed


429993 — breed; also behavior observed, attacked kennel mate


430057 — breed


427583 — contagious disease; exposed to parvo


428549 — contagious disease; kennel cough, possible pneumonia


429421 — contagious disease


429699 — contagious disease


430001 — contagious disease; positive parvo test


429712 — medical; parvo exposure


430338 — owner requested (12Y dog)

NO PHOTO

Smell Of Status Quo Totally Permeates Louisville

In case you were wondering, Kentucky’s unfunded pension liabilities are becoming an even bigger nightmare for the Commonwealth. [Page One]

We heard a nasty rumor that a certain A Kentucky Newspaper may be considering dropping a Monday or Tuesday edition. I don’t believe it actually happening, but it’s interesting that that’s the rumor floating about said newspaper’s employee pool. [Oh, To A Failing Industry]

According to a new report from the Sierra Club, Indiana and Kentucky power plants emit the 5th and 6th most toxic mercury pollution in the entire country. [Environment America]

It’s silly for Fayette and Jefferson Counties to still have County Judges-Executive. Absolutely silly. A waste of time, money and space. [H-L]

Greg Fischer gave his State of the City address yesterday. If you missed it, feel free to listen to it or read about it. [WFPL]

He says the status quo is unacceptable, but he was keen on understating the negatives yesterday. There’s a big difference between “almost 25,000” and 34,600 jobs lost. A big difference. [FatLip]

Someone probably needs to inform the County Attorney’s office that there’s more going on at Louisville Metro Animal Services than a few sexual harassment lawsuits against the former director. And to suggest that folks who have problems with LMAS go directly to the mayor’s office? Really? To the guy who has gone so far as to make threats and try to cover various messes up? REALLY? To the guy who issued a notice to administration and government types that any and all meetings, proclamations and events would have to be scheduled with Fischer via a form on his website, never on the phone or in-person? Riiiiight. Smells like status quo to me. [Even More FatLip]

It’s sad that the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville fired a woman for complaining about its cover-up of a priest’s alleged behavior. It’s almost like Metro Government firing LMAS employees when they complain about anything. If not similar, it’s at least as disgusting. [FOX41]

Metro Councilman David James wants to bring live entertainment back to the Old Louisville neighborhood. Seems like a no-brainer, right? [WAVE3]

90% of JCPS parents say they believe diverse schools benefit their children. 79% believe their children should be able to attend the school closet to their home even if it increases segregation. Meanwhile, some JCPS board members are poo-pooing the results. [WHAS11]

Louisville Metro Animal Services Debacle Take XXX

Come on – it’s not like we can really track how long this has been going on. And this is, what, the millionth time we’ve written about Louisville Metro Animal Services?

Your mayor is still playing pat-a-cake, so, we’re still playing let’s-take-a-look-behind-the-curtain.

Take a look at some of these, ahem, interesting reasons for death:

429978 — employee 1: contagious disease; employee 2: do not agree with et request- gave 0.45 ml inj convenia; employee 3: ET for behavior observed, crouching and hissing very fearful disregard first memo did not receive convenia


429315 — behavior observed


429980 — medical. Employee 1: et for t/s. employee 1: above correction. rec. et for med. severe skin issues. Employee 2: correction no et for ts et for behavior observed fearful


429979 — time/space. Employee 1: rec. et for med. (skin issues). Employee 2: corrtion to above. et for T/S. Employee 3: correction no et for ts et for behavior observed fearful


429981 — time/space. Employee 1: et for T/S. Employee 2: corretion to above. et for T/S. Employee 3: correction no et for ts et for bo fearful


420350 — behavior observed; dog aggresses on hard stare is dog aggressive and is not a pure breed


Have a look at the rest of the photos we posted today:

Another happy day at Metro Animal Services. We’ve got 40 or 50 more for you coming tomorrow.

LMAS Rainbows – January 21, 2011 – Part 2

430120 — true feral

NO PHOTO

429738 — feral

NO PHOTO

429980 — medical. Employee 1: et for t/s. employee 1: above correction. rec. et for med. severe skin issues. Employee 2: correction no et for ts et for behavior observed fearful


429979 — time/space. Employee 1: rec. et for med. (skin issues). Employee 2: corrtion to above. et for T/S. Employee 3: correction no et for ts et for behavior observed fearful


429981 — time/space. Employee 1: et for T/S. Employee 2: corretion to above. et for T/S. Employee 3: correction no et for ts et for bo fearful


429769 — time/space. Behavior observed


429950 — too old (10y)


429951 — too old (10Y)


429955 — too old (10Y)


429476 — bit a child in the face; owner requested ET after quarantine


430123 — behavior observed; dog is very aggressive


429085 — behavior observed; et for breed changing to behav observed shows aggression on walk through today


420350 — behavior observed; dog aggresses on hard stare is dog aggressive and is not a pure breed


405927 — breed


430324 — owner requested, aggressive

NO PHOTO

430325 — owner requested, aggressive

NO PHOTO

LMAS Rainbows – January 21, 2011 – Part 1

429867 — contagious disease and laboring


429885 — feral

NO PHOTO

429948 — age (15Y) cannot put up for adoption


429949 — age (15Y) cannot put up for adoption


429954 — age (10Y) cannot put up for adoption


429977 — contagious disease and behavior observed: crouching and hissing, very fearful


429978 — employee 1: contagious disease; employee 2: do not agree with et request- gave 0.45 ml inj convenia; employee 3: ET for behavior observed, crouching and hissing very fearful disregard first memo did not receive convenia


430299 — neonate kitten born to very sick mom unable to care for kitten

NO PHOTO

429934 — behavior observed


429315 — behavior observed


429708 — behavior observed

NO PHOTO

429709 — behavior observed


429710 — behavior observed


Finally Some Metro Animal Services Movement

Metro Government is abuzz today. Not because Mayor Greg Jerry The Second Fischer delivered his first State of the City address. But because Human Resources finally posted the job of Director of Metro Animal Services publicly.

The full-time position is only open until February 14, so let’s take a look at the posting:

Overview

  • Directs Metro Animal Services investigations and inspections, animal licensing, kennel and adoption operations and activities pursuant to KRS Chapter 258 and Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Code of Ordinances
  • Directs Metro Animal Services toward reduction and eventual elimination of the euthanasia of adoptable animals
  • Establishes and implements departmental goals, budget, policies, programs and procedures Negotiates and resolves citizens’ disputes involving issues regarding Metro Animal Services Exercises supervision over subordinate personnel
  • Oversees care and safety of shelter animals as needed
  • Directs the operations, activities and personnel of the department
  • Establishes and implements departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures through subordinate managers to achieve the success of programs and operations
  • Analyzes data as to the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services and implements corrective action
  • Delegates work and responsibilities to achieve goals and objectives
  • Develops and organizes the department structure to insure the maximum utilization of available resources
  • Directs preparation of the departmental budget and monitoring of expenditures and funds
  • Selects, trains, disciplines and evaluates employees; recommends personnel actions; and resolves employment complaints and grievances
  • Answers questions and provides information concerning the operations and procedures of the department
  • Negotiates and mediates disputes arising within the department
  • Plans and implements animal services’ investigations and inspections, animal licensing, animal welfare and kennel and adoption programs
  • Confers with managers to discuss operational problems, policy interpretations and program evaluations
  • Presents comprehensive and evaluative reports on departmental operations and activities
  • Represents the department before government agencies and before the public in order to answer questions and provide information concerning regulations, programs and services
  • Coordinates with other agencies on animal-related problems
  • Acts as liaison to other animal welfare organizations
  • Mediates settlements on cases when voluntary compliance has not been achieved
  • Oversees and participates in the conduct of field investigations and inspections, issues violations and warnings to citizens and businesses, serves search warrants, and captures and impounds animals
  • Determines staff development and training needs and coordinates program scheduling to address the needs
  • Supervises recruitment and management of volunteers
  • Performs related work

Thoughts?

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