On Sunday at 10:00 A.M., Metro Animal Services’ $60,000-pear-year communications director sent out a release announcing a press event to occur at 1:00 P.M. that afternoon. On a Sunday. Yep.
Justin Scally was set to appear with Alley Cat Advocates (the head of the group is one of the top Meloche/Zelinsky apologists and continues to spin to this day) to “celebrate the sterilization of its 20,000 cat.”
Scally said in the release, “We are pleased to partner with Alley Cat Advocates,” said Director of Animal Services Justin Scally. “The Trap-Neuter-Return Program is a key component in reducing the number of homeless cats in our community that will likely end up in our shelter. It’s a tremendous savings to taxpayers and ultimately a lifesaver. We will continue to partner with ACA to make improvements for cats throughout Jefferson County.”
Meanwhile, LMAS kills every feral cat it gets its hands on every single day – rather than spaying/neutering and releasing them. Catch and kill, catch and kill.
Alley Cat Advocates certainly does great work. But it’s bizarre to watch them play around with a press event designed to allow Metro Animal Services take credit for something it didn’t have a hand in.
And now we know how this is going to work. Fischer’s M.O. was to get people into place who can spin non-stop with the media.