Marcia Mayeda must look enviously at North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Mayeda may have eclipsed Kim in terms of sheer body count, having killed over 600,000 sapient beings in her pet gulags but when the Korean dictator issues disingenuous propaganda proclaiming his righteousness it goes unchallenged in his country. When Mayeda issues a document full of half truths and boldfaced lies on her Los Angeles Animal Care and Control web site, it’s veracity is checked… and proven for all to see that it is just another serving of misinformation that has symbolized her reign of error as Supreme Leader of the DACC
The Mayeda cover up version of what happened to Ballo Ballo, the poor quarter horse was woefully treated at Baldwin Park avoids the naked, unvarnished truth that this horse was severely damaged by the negligent care personally provided by Pat “Google Me” Claerbout. The DACC’s timeline totally ignores the facts that the horse was brought in by their own admission on August 2nd and needed medical care. It was not until August 7th that they brought in a veterinarian, who recommended care that the DACC never provided up until the time that renown horse rescuer, Betsy Bueno expressed interest in saving the horse. In fact Claerbout personally ordered aghast shelter workers to not give the horse the proper care he needed because she claimed she knew more than they did. She administered the wrong food to the horse, and to compound her errors she placed the horse in a stable where he was kicked and injured by another horse, and where she negligently allowed the horse access to a storage room where he was able to eat alfalfa which damaged his kidneys.
Somehow to no one’s suprise, Supreme Leader Marcia Mayeda’s version of the Ballo Ballo tragedy does not gibe with reality. It’s a matter of credibility. Who do you believe? Marcia Mayeda and Pat “Google Me” Claerbout whose only talents seem to be in self preservation or the facts as presented by Betsy Bueno and verified by Baldwin Park staff members and the outside veterinarian.
Claerbout’s piss poor management of the ‘shelter’s’ animals was not confined to horses. She ordered the shelter’s dogs to receive less food. Dogs started getting thinner, and the staff feeders at Baldwin Park grew alarmed and started documenting this through a series of photographs. Claerbout got wind of this and then in a remarkable violation of one particular staff member’s civil rights, retaliated against the kennel attendant who was involved in the photographs. First Claerbout tried to claim that the kennel attendant had given poor treatment to a kitten she was fostering who had panleukopenia – a fatal disease. Claerbout illegally extorted the employee telling her that she would be jailed if she did not resign immediately. When it was exposed last week that under that same logic then Claerbout herself should be fired, if not jailed for the tragic number of cats under her care who have died of panleukopenia at her shelter, Claerbout changed her tune and charged that the employee had not returned foster kittens to the shelter. As usual with Claerbout, this too was a lie, as the employee had always returned the kittens – as they were taken on transport. Baldwin Park’s cat volunteers and other staff members have confirmed they saw the employee return the kittens, and the transporter has reportedly also said she took the alleged missing kittens to no kill shelters. The shelter had clearly messed up on its paperwork which is not surprising for Baldwin Park given that they had “misplaced” over 100 pets according to a kennel inventory report I was given three weeks ago. These pets are designated in the Chameleon as “BOFFICE”.
Then to cap off an eventful week for “Google Me” Claerbout , she let it be known that she no longer wanted to cooperate with the transporters who have literally saved thousands of Baldwin Park dogs in the last several years. Already the Heigls and my Wings of Rescue/Shelter Me/Bark Avenue Foundation transports have abandoned Baldwin Park for the rescue friendly Downey Shelter. At a shelter which historically sent approximately thirty percent of its live releases on transports we can guarantee the carcasses will be piling up in the barrels in the back of the shelter.
For “Google Me” Claerbout this behaviour was entirely predictable. One had only to examine her previous employment history, which saw her discharged from both Sacramento and San Bernadino.
What makes it more appalling and galling is that Mayeda knew full well what she was getting in Claerbout. According to theories floated by several Baldwin insiders Mayeda’s motivation in hiring “Google Me” was to hopefully disillusion me from trying to help Baldwin Park’s pets and stop writing this blog about the goings on at Baldwin Park and other DACC shelters. If Mayeda is that Machiavellian and blackhearted, you will have to add stupid to the long list of non-admirable adjectives used to describe this horrific bureaucrat.
On December 9th people who have had enough of Marcia Mayeda and her henchwoman “Google Me” Claerbout will be holding a protest march at the Board of Supervisors, 500 Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles. If you want to bring this issue into public focus and have your voice be heard this is your best chance to end Mayeda’s and Claerbout’s reign of error.