To the Editor,
The tragic death of a local woman providing care for rescued animals brings to the forefront, once again, the need for more animal control measures. The county commissioners failure to adopt a “leash law” enable irresponsible pet owners in this county, while the burden of animal welfare is passed along to rescue groups and the Humane Society.
It is my discontent for county leaders who bemoan requesst for more animal funding dollars while increasing perks for themselves. My advice to you, cut your discretionary funds and deny yourselves as recommended by one fiscal member of your group and direct that money to animal welfare needs in the county. It just might prevent a repeat of a similiar incident with animal rescue/fosters who are trying to make a difference in a county where its leaders seem indifferent to the plight of the animals.
Be reminded of this statement by Francis of Assisi: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”