Case after case of dogs and cats who slipped through the cracks and died at this facility have been documented in the book Pit Bull Nation. Eight years of research and experience went into the writing of this book with horrible stories such as the dog Slappy who was nearly killed at SFACC by an angry volunteer. The vet tech who rushed Slappy to an emergency animal hospital was fired and the rescue organization, Reunion Rescue, who saved Slappy was banned from saving animals at the city pound. Imagine firing the only pit bull rescue in town.
That is how Carl Friedman and Kat Brown’s ACC worked in the past and how Rebecca Katz continues to run things with her sergeant in arms, Kat Brown.
The American Pit Bull Examiner has continued to watch this facility to try and keep up with treatment of San Francisco animals. Many others have fallen through the cracks and made their way down the hall to room 132 where each afternoon 1/3 of the unwanted animals of San Francisco are destroyed.
Charlie is only the latest in a long line of dogs who has wound up behind the doors at 1200 Harrison, the city pound. Charlie’s owner David Gizzarelli has fought tooth and nail to save his dog with a couple of Facebook pages and the backing of animal lovers across the world. SFACC is not used to this kind of scrutiny. Under the terms of the agreement, Gizzarelli is to have an input as to which ‘sanctuary’ SFACC chooses to send Charlie.
The American Pit Bull Examiner is very concerned with the decision allowing SFACC to have any input regarding rescue qualifications. Remember, this group protected the angry volunteer who nearly killed Slappy with a firehose. This volunteer works with one of SFACC’s longtime popular rescue organizations. What if Charlie angers someone at this facility?
The court handed down a decision under much public pressure so that Charlie could live his life under protection. No one who cares about Charlie has seen Charlie in almost six months. So far as we know, Charlie has been confined to one of the dark, dank concrete cells at the ancient facility operating as San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control on Harrison.
Answers are wanted regarding Charlie’s wellbeing. Where is Charlie now? What sanctuary is being considered? The public has a right to this information as SFACC operates as a public facility, paid for by the citizens of San Francisco.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control
Rebecca Katz, Director SFACC
Kat Brown, Deputy Director SFACC
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Contact Mayor Edwin Lee:
The people and animals of San Francisco are represented by appointed officials to care for their interests and lives. Charlie is one of these lives and deserves his due process. Please voice your opinions about Charlie and the way his case is being handled.
Please make sure Charlie does not fall through the cracks of the much flawed system in San Francisco where so many other animals are being killed.
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