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Failures of LA Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette


by Bonnie Monaghan
helpingdogs76@gmail.com

Some of the MANY Failures of LA Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette

Ms. Barnette is a former breeder, and AKC spokesperson, where she spoke out against spaying and neutering.

Barnette announced that she would reassign the evening and night skeleton crew to day shifts, leaving thousands of animals completely unattended for 16 hours a day, with very little cost savings to the city, until the city council had to step in to stop her.

She reassigned the Rescue Liasons, and the Volunteer Coordinators to regular kennel duties with little or no cost savings.

She put all 6 shelter captains on PAID leave, at a cost of $256,000, when she mistakenly thought they had spent petty cash money improperly, ordering pizza with it, something they were allowed to do.

She regularly and frequently violates the constitutional right to free speech of volunteers who make polite suggestions of ideas for improvements, by terminating their volunteer status, getting rid of hard working, polite free laborers.

She regularly and frequently violates the constitutional right to free speech of animal rescue charities by threatening to revoke their pull rights if they say something she doesn't like.

Ms. Barnette is highly unprofessional, and responds with personal attacks when members of the public politely ask her to address or correct specific problems at LAAS.

She regularly texts on her phone during city council meetings and "town hall" meetings.

She condones and encourages the killing of dogs for "space" while there are 30+ large open runs (North Central).

She refuses to "manage". For example, shelter supervisors are given the choice as to weather they want to keep small shorthaired sick dogs in the outside perimeter cages at North Central 24/7 all winter long, even in the rain and cold of the night, and even though those cages don't have proper shelter.

Please ask Mayor Garcetti to replace General Manager Brenda Barnette with someone who can and will improve the quality of care at North Central, make good decisions, and stop terminating all of the caring volunteers and rescues.


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