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Captain King of the San Bernardino City Police Department

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! MUST WATCH VIDEO. MORE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AT SAN BERNARDINO CITY SHELTER! Do these puppies look like they have the contagious disease PARVO? I took this video at 1:30pm on Wednesday 1/2/13. These 5 puppies were in kennel 121. The 4 pittie puppies, ID numbers A439695, A439696, A439697 and A439698 had an intake date of 12/28/12 (these 4 pitties had no image on Petharbor, that i...s why I was taking their photo and video) and the shepherd puppy, ID number A439774 had an intake date of 1/1/13. The 4 pittie puppies were not due out until 1/4/13 and the shepherd puppy was not due out until 1/8. When I got home to post these puppies that evening, all 5 puppies were off Petharbor. I sent a private message to a volunteer at the shelter, I asked if she knew what happened to the puppies in kennel 121. She said she would check for me. On 1/3/13, I received a dreaded PM from her that the 5 puppies had Parvo. She was told all 5 puppies took a turn for the worse in the AM. How is that possible? If these puppies took a turn for the worse in the AM, they would have been in a medical kennel in the back…not in general population. Also, there would be evidence of vomit and bloody diarrhea. I submitted a public record request to the City of San Bernardino. I asked for the date, time and reason given for these 5 puppies to be euthanized. I received the results from my request. All 5 of these innocent babies were killed between 3:44pm and 3:47pm on Wednesday 1/2/13. That is 2 hours and 17 minutes after I took the video you just watched. The shelter has no idea that I took this video. Please call them and ask them how often they use the excuse of contagious disease to kill innocent puppies. These puppies were so happy, healthy, and young. And to think they only took 3 minutes to kill all 5 of them. The volunteer had a rescue for the shepherd puppy. I had an adopter for the fawn pittie. These killings were illegal and the people responsible need to be reprimanded. Please share this video and links to everyone you know, whether they are pittie people or not. These puppies deserved better. We must come together to give them justice. Please do not ignore this, it will continue to happen if we do not stop it now.

Signed,

Maria Christina Sanchez

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HERE IS A COPY OF EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE FROM CHIEF HANDY, STATING CAPTAIN KING WILL BE CONDUCTING THE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE UNLAWFUL KILLINGS OF THESE 5 PUPPIES, CONTACT HIM AND...

HERE IS A COPY OF EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE FROM CHIEF HANDY, STATING CAPTAIN KING WILL BE CONDUCTING THE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE UNLAWFUL KILLINGS OF THESE 5 PUPPIES, CONTACT HIM AND DEMAND A FAIR INVESTIGATION:

There has been a great deal of emotion in this issue on all sides. I have asked Captain Ray King from our Department to do the investigation. We do internal investigations on a regular basis and we also find fault with ourselves on a regular basis when we make mistakes. There is no reason we cannot do our own internal review. Captain King does have responsibility over the management of the Shelter but is not down there on a daily basis. He is removed enough from the situation to be objective and he is familiar enough with the industry to know what questions to ask and where to look for answers.

I am not releasing who diagnosed the animals or other details as you requested as they are part of the investigation. We cannot piecemeal out facts here and there as they may be taken or used out of context. I believe that is part of the reason why this situation base become so difficult.

In regard to your comment about transparency and working with advocates, we are always striving to improve in that area. We do work with many advocates and non profit groups now and will continue to build relationships with those who we can work with to help find homes for these animals.

As for Mr. Long and Sgt. Affrunti, they are making decisions on the fate of animals in our shelter every single day in an effort to manage the overpopulation in our City and those who we have contracts with. There is no possible way everybody will agree with every decision they make. I am confident they have the best intentions and are always working toward what they believe is best overall for all of the animals under their care. We have made many changes at the Shelter in the last year to improve policy, supervision, and create an environment where we can provide better care for the animals in our shelter and find homes for as many as possible. We have improved in our placement versus euthanasia rates and will continue in that effort until we get as close to zero as possible. We realize we are not perfect and will keep trying to improve everyday.
Thank you for your concern and help with our pet population.
Rob Handy

FYI: SAN BERNARDINO CITY POLICE
DEPARTMENT OVERSEES THE ANIMAL SHELTER IS IT FAIR FOR THEM TO INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES?

CONTACT INFO FOR CAPTAIN:
Raymond King
Captain
710 N D St
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: (909) 384-5610
Email: king_ra@sbcity.org

CONTACT INFO FOR CHIEF OF POLICE:
Robert Handy
Chief of Police
710 N D St
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: (909) 384-5610
Email: handy_ro@sbcity.org

Outcome List showing the 4 pittie puppies were euthanized between 3:46pm-3:47pm.
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Outcome List showing the shepherd puppy was euthanized at 3:44pm.
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Petharbor listing for the 4 pittie puppies ID numbers A439695, A439696, A439697 and A439698 showing an intake date of 12/28/12.
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Petharbor listing for the shepherd puppy ID number A439774, showing an intake date of 1/1/13.
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/9750/copyofpetharbor1113716p.jpg

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