To the Editor,
Today my heart is very heavy and sad. Those of you who personally know me are aware that I have a deep love and care for animals.
My mother called me a few weeks ago and told me that her neighbor was abusing and neglecting their 6-month-old golden retriever. She called the Humane Society. They told her to call Animal Control. Animal Control told her it was the Sheriff Department’s responsibility, so I called them. They said it was Animal Control’s responsibility.
I was upset from my Mama and I being passed around so I got a little miffed and gave the male officer I spoke with a piece of my mind. He took my mother’s name and number and promised to call her and help resolve this issue. My mother never received a phone call.
She called me yesterday and told me the puppy was dead. I am so angry at this moment in my life that I understand why people take guns and blow people away. I would not do this, but I do understand. I am so tired of the bureaucracy and passing the buck by our government and state officials. I am fed up with the complacency in our world. It seems no one cares anymore. Children and animals do not have a voice and are the least protected in the world today.
We as human beings need to take a stand against this injustice. We are supposed to take care and protect animals and children. Instead many stand by and do nothing. Well, I am not that type of person. I have already begun the process to make sure accountability is met in the county this puppy lived in. I am working hard to make sure the sheriff in this particular county is not re-elected because evidently he and his staff are idiots and eat way too many doughnuts to do anything constructive.
I will make sure I find out who is responsible for handling matters such as this. And the lesson I have learned is … I will take matters in my own hands in the future as I should have done this time. I will rescue the animal myself and find a loving home that will give them a good life. If our officials that we pay with our good hard-earned tax money won’t do the job, than I will.