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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nathan Winograd, No Kill Solutions, no kill law and advocacy center, book, redemption


Nathan Winograd, No Kill Solutions, No Kill Law and Advocacy Center, book author

I generally don't talk about Nathan Winograd because he's not a nice person. He defames, attacks and threatens to sue anyone if they don't support him. He also plagiarized an article I wrote about wildlife in shelters. He added it to his newsletter and then to his Philadelphia nokill consulting report. I have copies. I will write a little bit about my personal history and involvement with Nathan Winograd to clarify things for people.

I first heard about Nathan Winograd in late 2004 from another rescuer. He said he could make any shelter nokill overnight. He said he's made every shelter he consulted with "nokill" over night. You just have to follow his ten basic programs which he outlined on his old website nokillsolutions.com. That was a California for profit corporation C2673735 filed in 2004 then dissolved address 49 Via Palacio, San Clemente, California. This was his father in law's home which they bought in 2005 for $890K and sold in 2013 for $717K. Nathan Winograd was a consultant and gave seminars to teach others how to make shelters nokill. He sold a newsletter. Here is a copy of his old website http://web.archive.org/web/20041204055050/http://www.nokillsolutions.com/home.htm . This all sounded too good to be true but I could find no evidence at that time that he had failed, or succeeded. It was all just Nathan Winograd's word.

I was campaigning hard for Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor in Los Angeles, California. I wanted LA to be "nokill." Antonio had a pro-animal campaign platform. He wanted LA to be nokill. Who wouldn't want the city to be "nokill?" I contacted Nathan Winograd and asked if he'd consult for LA if Antonio became Mayor. He said yes. I thought at the time maybe he charges $3,000 to $3,500 so I offered to pay for it. He said he would charge $20K per shelter and he included the annex (a warehouse) as a shelter. He wanted $140K to do approximately a month worth of work. I was like "whoa! I can't afford that. Neither can the City." Nathan then told me that his activists ADL ... would force the city to hire him and give him $140K.

Antonio became the Mayor and I asked Nathan to give him a proper estimate to consult. Nathan told me the Mayor himself must fill out his online form requesting a consultation. I told him someone in his office can do it. He said, no, it must be the Mayor. Mayor did not fill out his silly online form because he was swamped. The Mayor did agree to meet him. The Mayor offered Nathan Winograd the GM position of LA Animal Services which Nathan declined. Nathan admitted this later that day when he gave a "nokill" presentation at the Beverly Garland Hotel. I was at that presentation in 2005. 99% of the presentation was how animal control enjoys killing animals. He spent 1% of the almost two hour presentation quickly rattling off the basic programs. Nathan Winograd did not invent the programs. They were "invented" years earlier by others in New York and San Francisco.

Another group told me that Nathan already wrote a free nokill plan for LA City. I said "great! Where is it?" Nathan refused to give it to the city. If someone knew how to make a shelter nokill over night, why wouldn't they want to do that especially if they call themselves an animal lover? I give free consultations for humane wildlife control and how to save wildlife in shelters. I don't charge because I want to save animals. If I had the key to ending euthanasia in shelters, I would gladly give it to the world for free.

Nathan then was upset he didn't get the paid consulting gig. He told me that he took the equity out of his home to start for profit "no kill solutions" and was then forced to sell his home and shut down nokill solutions because he didn't make enough money selling consulting services. He then started a nonprofit corporation No Kill Law and Advocacy Center C2674760 IRS 20-1648359 http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/20-1648359/no-kill-law-advocacy-center.aspx

Before Nathan Winograd shut down No Kill Solutions he did consult for a few cities such as Philadelphia. The failure in Philadelphia was huge. Nathan Winograd wrote a report, got his check, posted the report (I have a copy), said the City, shelter and employees were "committed." Soon after that an expose came out about the horrific conditions in the shelter from overcrowding. The SPCA had to step in and take over. Then Nathan blamed the City, shelter and employees saying they weren't "committed." He threw his client under the bus.

Nathan was hired to do a report for King County. Nathan got his check then posted a scathing public report online with data and photos taken during his inspection of the shelter. The City had to write a rebuttal to his false claims. They didn't get a consulting report with suggestions to make their shelter nokill. They paid money to be attacked. Nathan consulted with another shelter after this. They asked for a confidentiality agreement after the vicious attack at King County. Consultants should always agree to confidentiality agreements. Nathan said "no" then viciously attacked that shelter. That was the last consulting he did as far as I know. If he really could have made a shelter nokill, he would have done it by now and be a multi-millionaire.

Nathan Winograd receives $60,000/year from this non-profit. His wife Jennifer is a board member. Nathan admits there is lobbying activity (see Guidestar link above). He spent approximately $200K to make a documentary about his book "Redemption" in the last two years. He has high unspecified "professional services" expenses yet they are not legal or accounting. Most of his income is from donations. Some is from selling tickets to his conference. I believe he is the sole author and owner of his book selling business. I don't think that is part of the non-profit. He now has quite a few books including a Vegan cook book which oddly enough recommends using products with palm oil which is not vegan.

People should realize that Nathan Winograd is friendly with the Center for Consumer Freedom. CCF is a paid lobby group that promotes alcohol, tobacco, animal research, fur industry, breeders, dairy, meat ranches, leather, anti-union. They are a non-profit that receives "donations" of about $1.4M/year to attack groups such as MADD, PETA, HSUS... They give almost all of that money to a "consultant" who does PR for these industries who happens to be the President of CCF. I believe it's a sham. No animal lover should ever have anything to do with CCF. Because Nathan Winograd hates PETA which CCF attacks that is why Nathan is friends with CCF.

A little history on Nathan Winograd. Nathan Joseph Winograd born August 1, 1966 in Los Angeles County, California. Mother is Dolores R Nayer born June 13, 1932. Father is Azriel Winograd born May 15, 1921 became a US citizen in 1964 in California after marrying Dolores in Clark County, Nevada January 31, 1964, divorced October 1970 in Los Angeles, California. 2007 Nathan tried to get a conservatorship on his father and was denied.

Nathan has two sisters Molly Ann Winograd November 11, 1964 and Rachel Winograd August 1, 1967. Nathan is married to Jennifer Holdt born June 17, 1968. They have two kids Riley and Will born in 1997 and 2000 respectively. Jennifer's parents are Terry N Holdt born August 8, 1943 and Sharon R Holdt born December 19, 1943.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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