Saturday, March 7, 2009
03/17/10: Radio Show Interviews Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister About Pit Bull Bans
03/14/10: Pit Bull in Recent Mauling Adopted from Humane Society of Indianapolis
07/11/09: Owner of Pit Bulls that Attacked Brenda Hill Sentenced to Two Years
06/04/09: Three Pit Bulls Attack, Severely Injure 30-Year Old Indianapolis Woman
05/26/09: Letter: Councillor Speedy Responds to Tabled At-Risk Dog Proposal
05/12/09: Survey Conducted: The Preference of Living Next Door to a Pit Bull
04/24/09: Indianapolis Councillor Files "At Risk" Dog Proposal Today
04/13/09: Little Rock Pit Bull Law Shows Results; Indy Proposes Similar Law
03/07/09: Indianapolis Pit Bull Owner Faces 12 Charges in Attack
02/13/09: Zupf: Pit Bull Attack Victim, Brenda Hill, Shares Her Attack Story
02/12/09: Indianapolis Must Enact a Pit Bull Law or Serious Maulings Will Continue
02/10/09: Brenda Hill, 68, Attacked by Pit Bulls While Taking Out the Trash
11/09/08: Indiana Attack Victim Responds to Recent Pit Bull Attacks
11/07/08: 2 Adults Severely Attacked by Pit Bulls in Indianapolis
11/02/08: 2008 Fatality: 62-Year Old Muncie Man Killed by Pit Bulls
06/16/08: Flashback: Amaya Hess 2 Years After Violent Pit Bull Attack
04/05/08: Pit Bulls Attack Man in Indianapolis
07/19/07: Pit Bull Debate Continues
06/30/07: Indy Mayor Wants Pit Bull Ban
06/01/06: Latest Dog Attacks Spur Talk Of New Laws
11/14/06: Indy Dangerous Animal Ordinance Passes
09/26/06: Girl Leaves Hospital 4 Months After Pit Bull Attack
05/26/06: Girl In Coma Following Dog Attack
12/06/09: Free Jazz Event Hopes to Raise Funds to Help Pit Bull Attack Victim
10/22/09: Pit Bull Attacks Owner's Mother; May Suffer Arm Amputation
08/31/09: DaMonica Paul, Elkhart Pit Bull Attack Victim, Needs Your Help
08/28/09: Seized Fighting Pit Bull Attacks Animal Control Worker In Indiana
07/28/09: Elkhart, Indiana Discusses Pit Bull Law After Series of Attacks
02/19/09: Elkhart Pit Bull Owner May Suffer Amputation After "Redirected" Attack
12/14/08: Pit Bull Breaks Through Glass Door to Attack 10-Year Old Child
07/16/08: Baseball Bat Stops Pit Bull Attack in Gary
07/01/08: Pit Bull in Greensburg, Indiana Chews Off Owners Arm
01/13/08: Pit Bull Attacks Mother and Daughter in Rampage
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| 3/07/2009 9:09 PM |
It will be tough on this one since Doug Rae has taken over. Obviously no one checked this guy out. He was involved in an affair while in Maryland, then went to PACCA and that shelter was close to being brought up on cruelty charges. I hope your readers will contact Heather Gillers at the Indy Star newspaper to express opinions about this. She has already caught some heat from the pitbull community with previous articles. What was Indy thinking to hire someone who left PACCA as the Chief Operating Officer in the shape it was left in, overcrowded, disease ridden, filty, missing euthanasia records, etc.? It is beyond words.
| 3/08/2009 9:28 AM |
The folks in Indy really need to push their city. Their animal control department has an average response rate of 23 hours. That's just crazy. It's almost surprising they haven't had more issues. They really need to be able staff or operate an animal control department so it is at least somewhat functional. This can't continue.
| 3/08/2009 1:01 PM |
Nathan Winograd, the no kill pusher with Best Friends connections, had a crony in Indianapolis that got Douglas Rae hired- a Warren Patitz.
Patitz clearly witheld overwhelming negative information about Douglas Rae's background and experience.
Rae's FAILED background.
While Rae was running animal control in Phildelphia (PACCA) he and his Winograd cronies ran it into the ground. They even gave out city animals to a known hoarder who abused them until another group rescued them.
The PACCA animal control shelter in Philadelphia nearly got busted for cruelty (but they got fired first) They were handing out sick animals, letting animals die in cages, on and on.
and Douglas Rae by his own admission was giving out dogs to the public that other people felt were too aggressive!!
Indianapolis got skunked with this Douglas Rae hiring. This was improperly done by Warren Patitz on the citizen advisory council who used the city to hire someone connected to a private business (Nathan Winograd's) that Warren Patitz himself is personally involved with (Patitz's group Move To Act is sponsoring a Winograd convention)
Nathan Winograd is involved with BREEDER groups now, including PIT BULL BREEDER groups like ADBA.
Someone from ADBA is going to be at the same Winograd convention, as well as other breeder lobbyists.
Breeders promote Winograd because Winograd will oppose animal control laws, and laws breeders don't like (like bsl, breeder licensing, etc)
Indianapolis clearly did not get full disclosure on Douglas Rae, his background, his issues with aggressive dogs, his connections to a private business.
This is what happens with these "citizen advisory animal control" groups advising cities. These groups get taken over by cronies of private business, and people with extremist agendas.
Indianapolis is not in a good situation now.
There already are more stray dogs roaming the streets (no kill shelters fill up quickly so they stop taking in more animals) and when Rae gives out an aggressive pit bull that attacks someone, Indianapolis is going to be sued.
| 3/08/2009 7:06 PM |
They say the best way to "get rid of" a bad employee is to give them a good recommendation. Since PACCA still fails to own what they did, they gave Rae a good recommendation and that is what Indy saw. This has happened before where a shelter director was on administrative leave for "fooling" around with the females in his department and had a claim against him for cruelty plus misappropriation of donated monies to the shelter, yet the city gave him a good recommendation that landed him a cushy and better job in another city.
| 4/16/2009 2:40 AM |
Unfortunately, that happens in so many cases, not just with animal shelters but schools and churches as well. Those least able to defend themselves, children and animals, suffer the most. Schools even pass known sex offenders to other schools rather than get the police involved. I hope somebody blows the whistle on this rotten apple before he gets somebody in Indianapolis killed.
| 9/14/2009 4:13 PM |
The problem with IACC response time is not enough $$ (no city agency has enough to do their job adequately)AND that IACC management has no way to oversee the officers when they are in the field. Apparently the union representing those employees has vetoed having GPS monitors put in the vehicles. So no way of knowing where they are or if they're parked somewhere taking a nap.