Saturday, April 12, 2014


Recently a couple of articles were purchased from the archives of the Ithaca Journal. These articles tell the tale of Nathan Winograd at the Tompkins County SPCA, a tale of deceit that continues to this very day. The publicly available abstracts are presented for both articles.

The first of these two tales is that of the protection of a puppy mill by Winograd while in Tompkins. 
The Ithaca Journal - Ithaca, N.Y.
Author: LaMattina, Diana 
Date: Feb 22, 2003 
Abstract (Document Summary) 
According to Winograd, the investigator informed him there were numerous complaints with the kennel and the dogs' care. According to Winograd, he has been aware of what he termed "unfit conditions" at the Groton kennel since he began working at the SPCA a year and a half ago.

A year and a half these dogs were left in these conditions. The reason is that Winograd wanted to save his numbers. Imagine the amount of suffering that occurred during that time.

"Many of them were so filthy that your hands turned black from touching them. The conditions were pretty shocking and horrifying, and she wouldn't allow us to go back to the kennel cages," said Christine Thomas. "Some of them had mammary tumors from being bred and bred. They were all filthy with urine and feces. Their coats were so matted, we had to shave several of them."

"My goal was to reduce the number gradually over time, so it's manageable," Winograd said.

You don't wait to reduce numbers gradually when the animals are in these conditions. Many, if not most, of the dogs were old and not the adoptable types. They needed extensive medical, lots of money for a private shelter whose director never raised the contract amounts of the contract cities. HE LEFT THEM THERE !!

This blogger is familiar with this story personally. I spoke with Patricia Sipman. Patricia Sipman described the incident. She also took the time to relay this incident to the Rancho Cucamonga City Council who was considering hiring Winograd at the time. Sipman is a native of San Dimas, next door to Rancho.

Sipman had just moved to Ithaca from California. She had been a paralegal in Pasadena. She went to the Tompkins County SPCA to adopt that day. While sitting in the lobby, a Cornell student brought in a pitiful Pit Bull. The student was the owner. Sipman said the dog was extremely ill, emaciated, mange ridden to the point of little hair left, stunk with blood coming from sores. She petted the dog in sympathy. Sipman has wondered what happened to that poor dog.

The counter people went to get Winograd. He came out, look at the dog from the distance, and said "We don't take dogs like that" and walked back into his office. Sipman was mortified at this and wrote a letter to the Ithaca Journal.
Jan. 28, 2004

"I visited the shelter often last fall and saw a dog turned away. It was not vicious; indeed I petted it. It was underfed, neglected, had advanced contagious mange and perhaps other health problems. 

When I asked, I was told that the SPCA routinely rejects such animals, but conveniently no statistics reflect this. The dog could and should have been quickly, humanely euthanized."

Patricia also went on in her letter to speak of the deceit of the stats provided by the TC SPCA.

"Tompkins County SPCA Executive Director Nathan Winograd has said ".....a no-kill shelter was a fantasy. In five years, we have reached that goal." If the director is referring to his facility as no kill when in fact 2,012 animals were killed since 1999, he's still fantasizing. Likely the "no-kill" facilities he transferred 882 animals to are, like Tompkins County, euthanizing animals."

Patricia told me also that Winograd sent 3-4 nasty emails to her afterwards. Most rational people would try to explain their actions, especially to a taxpayer/concerned citizen, but not Winograd. He called her names, childish behavior as Patricia said.

So here are two documented cases of the true nature of Nathan Winograd. His dedication to his program at the expense and suffering of animals is unconscionable. Ask him to provide any documentation of his accusations of others.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Some interesting info crossed my path recently and I will present it to you. Interpret it whichever way you will. I will give you my interpretation. The writing was on the wall, and all rats desert a sinking ship.

Now let's look at the time line here. Abigail Smith was in Tompkins until April 2011, I believe. These charts show a steady decline in cat intake but yet a surprisingly increase in euthanasia. Dog takes were declining but again euthanasia was increasing. Does one see a question to be asked here?

Another interesting item comes out with the wash and that is the percentage of intake classified as 'healthy' went from 26.9% to 5.3%. Raises another question, doesn't it?

Of course that goes along with classifying unhealthy and untreatable rising dramatically from 7% to 22%. 

Forum is open for questions, folks. I know I have a few. Like why did Abigail Smith really leave Tompkins? Better job? Or she saw the writing on the wall regarding No Kill. 

Thanks to Lisa Wahl for bringing this to my attention. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Once again, the No Kill Equation has been exposed for what it is, one man's agenda. 

There are only 74 No Kill shelters approved by the No Kill Equation. According to the ASPCA, there are 5,000 independent animal shelters overall, meaning only 1.4% of that total are NKE shelters. All 74 of these shelters were contacted and 49 of those have stated they are not following the No Kill Equation. There are 10 shelters who stated they are partially following the NKE. But 14 of all shelters have never heard of the No Kill Equation. Again one can ask, how does the NKE take credit?

Winograd always take the credit, how many times have we known him to say that his way is the only way. That's the talk of mad men. 

Read this, use it to fight the fight.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Christmas, Easter, New Year's, and all the holidays rolled into as one major expose of No Kill shelters was presented by PeTA. Those of us in the humane community have known of the deception of these No Kill shelters for awhile but now the world can see what we have seen and known. These aren't shelters at all, they are brokers. They pick and chose in order to not have to euthanize. They pick the best ones of the lot and ship the rest to those "kill" shelters that they criticize. 

Earlier, Nathan Winograd wrote a piece for the Huffington Post. He said nothing new for him, more accusations against PeTA, the same ones we have heard for years now. And as usual he offered no evidence of his claims. PeTA admits they euthanize animals, they aren't hiding it like No Kill shelters are doing. PeTA offers euthanasia service to those who can't afford the vet. PeTA is not an intake shelter either although there are times when they do handle adoptions, of course, they are in the business of helping pets. But it is not an intake shelter in the sense that Winograd presents. Since PeTA offers this service, of course their numbers will reflect the euthanasia and it appears that they are "killing" all pets brought to them. Not true. Since they aren't a shelter, healthy pets are referred to other local shelters that do adoptions as a part of regular business. A humane society that runs a low cost spay/neuter clinic also offers free euthanasia, what would their numbers look like? The same. While no one is deliberately seeking to destroy healthy animals, Winograd distorts numbers in such a fashion as to make the uneducated believe.

With the advent of No Kill, scams and schemes have arisen. Randy Travis of Fox Atlanta exposed the well known and highly proclaimed No Kill shelter, Boggs Mountain, a few months ago. This No Kill shelter would take a donation from a pet owner telling them that if their pet was not adopted it would live it's life there. But they are so skilled at adoptions, that the pet will find a new home. Sure enough, the former owner would receive a postcard that their beloved pet had a new family. Not true, Boggs Mountain was sending them out the back door to be euthanized. 

Spindletop was another No Kill shelter. Horrible cruelty was found there and again it was highly touted by No Kill. Also Caboodle Ranch, another favorite of the movement, busted for unspeakable cruelty to cats. The list goes on. Pet transports to the unknown is a scam with it's birth based in the movement of No Kill. It is a brokering business, not a true humane effort.  These transports are delivering shelter pets to hoarders and cruel conditions.  But they have full approval from No Kill.

Please take the time to watch the video. PeTA went to various No Kill shelters, including the one in Tompkins County where Winograd started his program. Public shelters are open door shelters, they take any and all at the time of presentation. Open door shelters usually are funded by cities and counties. And those shelters have as a first priority to serve the public health and safety needs, thus they take any and all because to do otherwise can put the public at risk. No Kill shelters that serve the public turn animals away, unaltered animals too. Those are dumped to reproduce or get hit by a car, or be shot by the neighborhood punks. It is inhumane to turn animals away when their owners need to surrender them. Most people surrender their pet because they can no longer care for it for whatever reason, unemployment, health. Turning away those owners puts the pet at risk and there is nothing humane about that. There are far worse things that can happen to a pet than being euthanized in the shelter. The video has no graphic pictures.

This video plainly shows that they are "turn away" shelters, not open door shelters as proclaimed by Nathan Winograd's No Kill. Is it humane to turn animals away in their time of need? Is this how you reach No Kill, by turning them away to live on the streets? Ask Mr. Winograd how this works. He will promptly tell you there is no pet overpopulation and to read his books for answers. But the answers aren't there in his biased books. The answer is to live in this world which has to deal with the pet overpopulation problem, not in Winograd's world of fantasy and make believe.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Looks to me like Cooper runs from the abuse. Why isn't he in his own country trying to stop the likes of this? Or the seal hunts? That's because he isn't real with his "advocacy".He would rather brown nose a man who can't even make his own backyard No Kill. I can't help but wonder how much he is being paid to pimp the Whino and by whom.

Not to mention that all these No Killers are sending truckloads of dogs to Canada. Could those be going for these shoots? You just don't know because the No Killers don't bother to check, just outta sight, outta mind.

While Douglas Anthony Cooper kisses ass in the States with Winograd, next door to his home (or asylum) in Mexico there is horrible abuse going on. Do you think he might pay attention to what is going on around him as far as animal abuse or will continue to pick on PeTA who prosecutes animal abuse?

One would think that Cooper would work against those things in his country that are abusive to animals or at least the ones so close to him. Naw, he prefers to add to his little groupies instead via Whino. You like those sloppy seconds, huh Dumb Ass?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Yes, I know. I have had a lot of fires to put out here lately and the blog has suffered. 

A few weeks ago, No Kill Nation hired Jim Crosby to do a seminar on pit bulls in Miami. Along with him was Victoria Stilwell. Let's take a closer look at these bedfellows.

Jim Crosby. Resigned in disgrace from Bay County, Florida. An investigation proved that he condone the slaughtering and eating of a pet pig. This was not a hog, this was a pet and there were two families waiting to adopt it. Crosby also is two faced, saying one thing to No Kill about pits while testifying totally different in court cases. 

Victoria Stilwell. A failed actress who became a dog walker to pay the rent. Next thing she is considered an "expert" but how?? What has she done to make that claim? Credentials? She got credentials via mail order. Although she uses the clicker method to train, she goes against everything that the inventor of the clicker method says about pit bulls. What does she know, she's only been around for a little over a decade.

Then we have the infamous Camille Hankins that is all over No Kill Nation. And NKN is planning a protest with Hankins against PeTA. Well, well, well, does anyone know about this infamous abuser? Why is No Kill Nation kissing her ass? Because No Kill Nation hasn't got the sense to come in out of a shower of rain, that's why. 

Is this the best that No Kill Nation can do, pig killers, mail order certificates, and known abusers as their followers? No respectable person would ever consider being a part of No Kill Nation. 

Monday, April 1, 2013


Over a long holiday weekend, this article received over 1400 facebook recommendations!!

I wonder how many "pro bono" cases NKN's attorney will be willing to handle. Can't sue them all.