Sunday, October 28, 2007

IVHS - Public Records Request PRA032

On October 21, 2007 a request was made for copies of all 2002, 2003 and 2006 Annual Rabies Activity Reports submitted to the California Department of Health Services by the Inland Valley Humane Society. This request was made as a Public Records Act request and if it was decided by Inland Valley Humane Society that the Public Records Act does not apply, this information was also being requested as a matter of public interest.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

IVHS - Letter from the Executive Director

The following is a letter written by Mr. William Harford, Executive Director of the Inland Valley Humane Society, dated October 16, 2007 which was sent registered-certified mail to Margaret Coffman, President of H.O.P.E. (Helping Out Pets Everyday) a non-profit group based in Upland, CA. Mr. Harford has also sent a copy of this letter to the Upland City Manager, Robb Quincey.

Dear Ms. Coffman:

It has come to my attention recently that your organization, H.O.P.E., has been openly critical of the Inland Valley Humane Society ("IVHS"). Unfortunately, the information disseminated by H.O.P.E. has reflected either a deliberate attempt to defame IVHS or a serious misunderstanding of IVHS's mission and activities.

This correspondence is intended as an invitation for representatives of H.O.P.E. to meet with IVHS to discuss the goals, duties and responsibilities of our respective organizations. This request is extended as a good faith effort to create an atmosphere in which our organizations can work together towards our common goals.

To schedule a meeting please contact my Executive Secretary, Sheila, at 909-706-4605. Unless I have heard from you by the close of business on October 26, 2007, I will assume that H.O.P.E. is unwilling to meet with IVHS in an effort to resolve the issues between our organizations. I look forward to hearing from you.

William C. Harford
Executive Director

cc: Rob Quincy, Upland City Manager

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