Court victories have compelled APS to turn over its
Membership list and have allowed us to inspect its financial
records at the APS office, despite its year old trespass order.
APS has been assessed attorney fees for its refusal to obey Court
orders. APS has now lost its contract with the County and has
made arrogant demands for MORE money despite its pledge to
cooperate in a transition to county management. The Court has
rejected the slander claims of APS although Laura Walters and a
few of the Directors are going forward. These claims indicate
that APS and its attorney do not understand the First Amendment
guarantees of Freedom of Speech. APS is going ahead with its
construction of an "adoption center". It remains to be seen if
APS can survive and what its mission may be.
A Chronology of Events
APS and the First Amendment
July 2004 News Articles
June 2004 News Articles
May 2004 News Articles
April 2004 News Articles
March 2004 News Articles
February 2004 News Articles
January 2004 News Articles
December 2003 News Articles
November 2003 News Articles
October 2003 News Articles
September 2003 News Articles
August 2003 News Articles
July 2003 News Articles
June 2003 News Articles
April 2003 News Articles
Older Chapel Hill News Articles
Older Chapel Hill Herald Articles
APS News: Then and Now
When will Laura say "I'm sorry"????
Outrageous lies of Laura Walters
Lauraspeak - Shades of 1984
False Statements of APS
Tall Tales of the APS
HSUS Preliminary Report
Extracts from HSUS Final Report
HSUS Final Report
Statements to Orange BOCC
Virginia Ellington letters
Errors in HSUS Final Report
Adoption rates at APS
APS "contributions" to shelter operation
Laura Walters' Management in Arkansas
Laura Walters' Management in Chapel Hill
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---- Chapel Hill Herald July 12
"Shelter oversight should be considerd. Where's the PUBLIC in all this.
---- Jean Bolduc: Columnist - Chapel Hill Herald
"There's only one thing Walters should say (or write) to those who have criticized the agency and sought public accountability for its work, its budget and its plans for the future: "I'm sorry."
"When officials of a publicly funded agency are pointing the finger at critics as the cause of trouble instead of defending their programs and administration on facts and merit, something is very wrong."
---- Pat Sanford: Former APS Executive Director
"Shame on APS; Grieve for the Animals
'No-kill' animal policy often means slow kill "
---- Virginia Ellington: Former long-time APS Director and Secretary
"If the leadership of the APS is truly concerned that the APS will lose its contract with the county to operate the Animal Shelter, I make the following suggestions.
* The board should call a special meeting and restore the voting rights of the membership.
* The board should terminate the employment of Executive Director Laura Walters.
* The present Executive Committee of the board consisting of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and member Ann Petersen should resign.
---- John Link: County Manager
Rosie, you might be ready to take over the shelter."
---- Elliot Cramer President PAWS:
"Beyle says that APS officials 'are listening to constructive criticism and are prepared to make changes.' Unfortunately, the failure to listen is the source of their problems."
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