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Dec 11, 2012

From: Dirty Dog Squad Leader <info@dirtydogsquad.org>

Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Subject: Send your thought today - the vote is tonite - block this program in L A City Shelters -
To: Dirty Dog Squad <info@dirtydogsquad.com>

Please contact the commissioners today - to stop this ill- thought program - All this information on this "behavioral Assessment " program is below- the thought that the staff will properly do this is absurd !!!!  this is being instigated by the same shelter GM that  discontinued the volunteer coordinators and Recue Outreach coordianators because they have no staff or money !!! likely a way to make the shelter look better but only lead to more "excusable" euthanasia --
 this is the list to email your thoughts and tell them to say NO --
Daily News image source discusses meeting to be held 12/11

 lisacmccurdy@gmail.com,
 ninekitties@aol.com,
 LAASCJensvold@gmail.com,
 tariqkhero@gmail.com,
 paul.koretz@lacity.org,
 pkat42@earthlink.net,
 Jeffrey.Ebenstein@lacity.org,
 wesson.hj@lacity.org,
 ed.johnson@lacity.org


In preparation for tonight's commissioner meeting, please read the Q & A regarding SAFER testing.
This decision is NOT Brenda Barnette's, it is VERY important there are voices opposing the testing at tonight's meeting. 
You DO NOT have to be a rescue to attend this meeting!  It's about giving a voice to all those animals dumped in our city shelters who are scared, anxious, sick, injured who don't deserve to die!
Sheilah Aragon
Founder, Mutt Match L.A.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit All Breed Rescue
Assisting Humans In Finding Their PAW'erfect Companion
323-839-2980

www.muttmatchla.org
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=CA1271 

~"Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little"~ 
-Irish philosopher Edmund Burke



 From: critters911@gmail.com
To: critters911@gmail.com
Sent: 12/11/2012 11:00:28 A.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: THIS IS BIG: MEETING TONIGHT RE "SAFER" TEST VOTE: PLEASE ATTEND

PLEASE READ AND CROSSPOST FAR AND WIDE.  

THE EMAIL REBUTS BRENDA'S RESPONSES TO AN EARLIER EMAIL ABOUT WHY SAFER TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED TO MAKE LIFE-OR-DEATH DECISIONS IN LAAS SHELTERS.

The final decision is NOT Brenda Barnette's; the decision is made by a vote of the LAAS Commissioners.  Please make your voice heard at tonight's meeting.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jennifer Lee Pryor <jennifer@pryorsplanet.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM
Subject: FW: A RESPONSE to Brenda's Meet Your Match/SAFER Questions and Answer
To: jennifer@pryorsplanet.com

THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS:
IF THEY CAN SAY DOGS ARE 'BAD'…THEY CAN KILL-UNADOPTABLE DOGS WON'T BE COUNTED…
STOP THIS MADDNESS

Jennifer Lee Pryor
Director Pryor's Planet
www.pryorsplanet.com

From: Chris Hogan [mailto:cmhogan@hoganfoundation.org]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 3:39 PM
Subject: A RESPONSE to Brenda's Meet Your Match/SAFER Questions and Answer

PLEASE CROSSPOST

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anne Diamond <annebdiamond@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Subject: A RESPONSE to Brenda's Meet Your Match/SAFER Questions and Answer
To: Anne Diamond <annebdiamond@gmail.com>
DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR LIST

Note, my response is in BLUE

1. Is SAFER a "temperament testing" program?

We don't agree with those who call it "temperament testing."According to the dictionary definition of "temperament," that word -when applied to an animal - is about its inherent nature, character and/or disposition.SAFER is about identifying behaviors that can be described and/or, when necessary, addressed to help an animal be successfully placed a good home, either directly from the shelter or via a foster or rescuer with the aid of behavioral training.

Brenda, a dog's basic inherit style, while personality is what is built on top of a dog's temperament by way of socialization, training and experience.  So fundamentally, you cannot test/assess one without considering the other. For all intents and purposes, temperament and personality are synonymous. Basic semantics. The terms are different; the process remains the same whether you use Emily Weiss' SAFER or Sue Sternberg's Assess-A-Pet test, or any of the standardized temperament tests.

2.Would this program cost LA Animal Services $1 million to implement as some have claimed?

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