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October 4, 2010 at 7:26 a.m.
Borosky is an egotistical, power-hungry menace to society. He can't find work in law enforcement because of his horrific employment record, so he tries to exert his power over animals and animal lovers. That career will also soon come to an end, and rightfully so. What's the next stop on his downward career spiral? Corrections officer in a prison perhaps? I'd like to see how his ego stands up to hardened inmates spitting on him and throwing their own feces at him.
October 3, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.
@jorlando78: You hit the core issue.
This story is NOT just about cats.
This is about:1) an organization wrongfully being granted the authority to shut down a competitor (major conflict of interest);2) that organization intentionally misusing the power it was wrongly granted in the first place;3) the organization seizing assets and destroying evidence while an investigation is still pending; and4) the organization refusing to disclose the facts of the case, showing a complete disregard of accountability for their actions.
It's like giving Burger King authority to shut down a rival McDonald's down the street because of unsubstantiated claims that the restaurant's conditions are unhealthy. It's like making Burger King employees health inspectors and then granting them authority to shut down rival businesses that are taking away their profits. The core of the issue here is misuse of power, conflict of interest and grossly unethical business practices.
I'm still waiting for the so-called evidence to be made public.
September 26, 2010 at 3:17 p.m.
By the way, the IRS form asks a question about a written conflict of interest policy. Animal Charity checked NO as the answer, so they do not have a written conflict of interest policy. Although the IRS doesn't require one, charities have to disclose details about how they protect against conflicts of interest.
September 25, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.
@catzrule: Send a letter to the Vindy editor and all the other media outlets. Email the editors all the information, including the forms. Do the legwork for them. Tell them your concerns. Ask them to look at the information you've been able to dig up.
September 25, 2010 at 12:27 p.m.
@catzrule: You're welcome! I found another link that's even better! I just downloaded the complete IRS form 990 from this site. You can download all of them. Looks like the last one filed was in 2008.
September 25, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.
@catzrule: You should be able to get any info. you need from GuideStar. You have to register, but it's free.
September 25, 2010 at 11:14 a.m.
@catzrule: Animal Charity DOES NOT meet BBB standards of local charitable accountability.
September 25, 2010 at 10:47 a.m.
I can't take the credit for the following information, but I thought I would share this post from an anonymous source elsewhere on the Internet:
"I always knew Youngstown politics were bad, but this is ridiculous. Judge Belinky’s office (330-740-2310) says that all they had to do with the whole catladiessociety fiasco is that the judge appointed Humane Officer Joe Borosky, and didn’t I think that Animal Charity and Nicole Barringer (330-788-1064) were responsible? I was told it was handled by municipal court (330-742-8700)
The clerk of courts’s office refused to comment on the matter, but later admitted that is was Magistrate Anthony Sertick (330-742-8824) who signed the order to raid catladiessociety.
The magistrate isn’t elected, he is appointed, apparently by the three municipal judges.
Those judges are, in the order in which they will face re-election: Judge Robert A. Douglas Jr., (330-742-8725), Judge Robert P. Millich (330-742-8725) and Judge Elizabeth Kobly (330-742-8725)The city attorney (Joseph Macejko) ‘s office refused to comment.
The very rude woman in the mayor (Jay Williams) ‘s office (330-742-8701) gleefully told me that the city attorney is not elected, he is appointed, by the mayor, who is mayor until 2012, and not eligible to run for re-election.
So, they all say that no-one is responsible for the deaths of 64 cats.
Citizens of Youngstown, remember these names, and make sure the ones that are elected officials are never elected to any office again, never paid for with your tax dollars again."
September 24, 2010 at 12:41 p.m.
Good. This is slight progress. But now it's time to remove the corrupt individuals involved in this sickening attempt to shut down the competition.
Killing animals because of colds and ear mites? Unbelievable. I've never heard of such a thing. Anyone who works with animals knows that you euthanize when animals are beyond help. All of the conditions listed above are easily cured. These people obviously don't care about animals. Now it's time to investigate these "humane agents" and strip away the power they have clearly misused.
Thank you, Vindy, for reporting on this issue. Animal Charity wanted to destroy the Cat Ladies organization, but unfortunately, it was the innocent animals who were the ultimate victims.
September 24, 2010 at 6:14 a.m.