No Oscar for Devore in San Bernardino County Where Operation Blankets of Love is Ruffling Feathers
As the world watches celebrities walk the red carpet (40 million+) on one of the most watched Hollywood events on TV, 84th Annual Academy Awards, animal advocates are keeping a closer eye on what’s happening in San Bernardino County. More precisely Devore Animal Shelter, where stories about dogs, cats and parrots are getting national attention.
As celebrities are handed the Oscar on Sunday (Feb. 26, 2012) for “Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor” and more, at Devore Animal Clinic in San Bernardino County, they’re handing pets a death sentence.
Additionally, Devore is rejecting Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) with thumbs down to a generous offer of blankets to keep the pets warm in the shelter according to Founder Eileen Smulson, who just received "Citizen of the Year Award" from the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce.
Some pets have suffered frost bite according to published reports (http://bit.ly/ygCdtd ) and OBOL Founder Eileen Smulson. She said the excuses of “blankets would clog the sewer system, or dogs would choke on the blankets” are simply not so. She was also told by the San Bernardino County that they have a bed, but Smulson said it was cold plastic platforms six inches from floor, not a bed.
While they would not allow her in, to inspect the shelter, she went on a private visit of the facility where they allow potential pet adopters to take the tour.
Everyone seems to be on Facebook, and there is even a database for listing dogs incarcerated at the Devore Animal Shelter that are killed under suspicious circumstances. Devore Animal Shelter is the main holding place for lost or abandoned dogs and cats in the San Bernardino County in the Inland Empire of SoCal.Continued on the next page