Ed Boks is an incompetent liar. I cannot believe he has not been fired. If he were running a public corporation, he would be out by now.
Boks put the city shelters in DEBT. He is cheating the taxpayers & he is cheating the animals. Boks put the city shelters .5 million in debt, and he is not able to open the city’s newest built shelter, paid for by the taxpayers. The taxpayers of Los Angeles are paying for Boks’ incompetence. Why has Boks not been fired?
One of the reasons that so many animals are listed as "aggressive" in the shelter computers, even when those animals are not aggressive, is so that when the shelter kills those animals Boks can put those animals in the “unadoptable” list. Then, when Boks does his numbers, it looks as if he lowered the euth rate, because there are fewer "adoptable" animals that were euthanized.
Many rescuers have experienced this first hand, when they rescue a dog who the shelter has labeled “aggressive”, only to discover that the dog is as sweet as could be. When the shelter kills a dog that is labeled “aggressive”, that dog does not count in Boks’ number of adoptable dogs that were euthanized for space reasons.
When I volunteer at the city shelters, half the animals are listed as aggressive. None of the dogs that are listed as aggressive actually is aggressive. This is how Boks cooks his books.
It is so sad. Boks cares about nothing, but his next paycheck. He manipulates all the numbers. Shelter kill rates are actually higher under Boks than they were under Stuckey, but Boks parades around town acting as if he is making a difference. Boks is a menace to the animals of Los Angeles.