Greater Birmingham Humane Society responds to euthanasia rate accusations

Greater Birmingham Humane Society responds to euthanasia rate accusations


G, SAYING THAT IS “100% FAULT.” WVTM13’S LARISSA SCOTT DIVES DEEPER INTO THE ACCUSATIONS. LARISSA: HEARTBREAKING AND DEVASTATING. THAT’S HOW GREATER BIRMINGHAM HUMANE SOCIETY CEO ALLISON BLACK CORNELIUS SAYS SHE’S FEELING AFTER READING BLOG POSTS BY THE NO-KILL MOVEMENT.>>I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT AFTER IT WAS PUBLISHED WHEN SOMEONE SENT ME A MESSAGE AND SAID HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BLOG? LARISSA: THE WEBSITE CLAIMS CORNELIUS ISN’T BEING TRUTHFUL ABOUT EUTHANASIA RATES THAT CORNELIUS IS REPORTING WHEN TALKING TO THE PUBLIC.>>IT WAS DEFAMATORY, IT WAS ACCUSING ME OF CRIMINAL ACTS, IT WAS ACCUSING ME OF THINGS THAT HAD NEVER HAPPENED. I WAS ASTONISHED AND STUNNED. LARISSA: A NO-KILL MOVEMENT REPRESENTATIVE TELLS US THEY’RE ADVOCATING AGAINST THE KILLING OF HEALTHY, TREATABLE ANIMALS, ACCUSING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF “ATROCIOUS AND ON ACCEPTABLE KILL RATES” BASED ON THEIR CALCULATIONS AND STORIES FROM FORMER EMPLOYEES THAT SAY THOSE NUMBERS ARE HIGHER THAT CORNELIUS IS REPORTING.>>THIS TEAM HAS WORKED VERY HARD TO BUILD THE TRUST THAT WE HAVE WITH THIS COMMUNITY AND WITH OUR DONOR BASE. THINGS LIKE THIS END UP HURTING THE ANIMALS WE’RE TRYING TO SAVE. LARISSA: THE NO KILL MOVEMENT CLAIMS THERE JUST ISN’T ENOUGH TRANSPARENCY. BUT THE GREATER BIRMINGHAM HUMANE SOCIETY POSTS MONTHLY CENSUS REPORTS THAT INCLUDES EUTHANASIA RATES, JUST LIKE THIS ONE, TO THEIR WEBSITE. CORNELIUS AGREES THE INTAKE NUMBERS ARE HIGH>>IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT WE HAVE MONTHS WHERE WE HAVE 2200 ANIMALS COMING INTO THIS SHELTER. THAT’S THE PIECE THAT’S NOT BEING TALKED ABOUT.>>WHEN PEOPLE ARE BRINGING IN THESE LARGE NUMBERS OF ANIMALS, WE DON’T HAVE ANY PLACE TO PUT THEM. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS WE TRY TO GET THE ANIMALS OUT OF HER LARISSA: INCLUDING ADOPTION, FOSTERING, AND TRANSPORTING ANIMALS. THEY ONLY USE EUTHANASIA AS A LAST RESORT BUT WITH SUCH HIGH , INTAKE NUMBERS THEY SAY IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THAT NUMBER TO BE ZERO.>>NOBODY WANTS TO EUTHANIZE A HEALTHY, ADOPTABLE ANIMAL. NOBODY. LARISSA: THE HUMANE SOCIETY HAS SENT THE NO-KILL MOVEMENT CEASE AND DESIST LETTERS BASED ON THE

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