This week the Kentucky Humane Society informed adoption coordinators at Metro Animal Services’ Animal House that they (LMAS) would begin open adoptions.
Why’s that a bad thing?
Well… LMAS does a terrific job when adopting animals – one of the few things the organization does really well – they check veterinary references, speak with landlords, verify licensing of other pets, check past pet ownerships, et al. And LMAS doesn’t typically adopt out to folks who want outdoor pets.
Now KHS is changing the way they do business – telling adoption coordinators that they can’t do those background checks.
When we called KHS, we were essentially told that there are no real checks and balances in place. The woman on the telephone said, “we want to trust people.”
Can you imagine? The one thing LMAS gets right and this money-hungry organization comes in and jacks it up because they trust people.
It’s a real shame Greg Fischer and Sadiqa Reynolds have refused to live in the reality-based community when it comes to Metro Animal Services. A damn shame. Because this mess just gets worse and worse. There is no leadership, no oversight, no hope.
I told you in April 2010 how ridiculous Fischer’s crew were behaving. A year ago (remember that when anyone says “it just takes time.”) Then his campaign paid lip service to critics by issuing this animal welfare “plan”.
They were so out-of-control that Fischer’s then-spokescritter, Rande Swann, had the audacity to accuse us of fabricating information about Metro Animal Services. Information that has since come to light causing the resignation and firing of staff. Remember that? Even Jessica Reid was attacking us and had consumed the Fischer Kool-Aid on LMAS. But times have changed. Reid’s seen the light and has spoken out about the administration’s attempted white wash. LMAS has continued to implode. And everything we said about Fischer’s empty promises has sadly come to fruition.
Shame. Shame. Shame. We are deeply ashamed to have ever given these folks the benefit of the doubt.