No more dogs should suffer
I have attended all three county commission meetings on the Humane Society proposal to permit the county to lease their dog kennels for $1 a year. One thing I heard haunts me. George Farnham spoke at the last meeting of a 130 pound dog currently at the county kennel. Its nose touches the front of the tiny kennel and his tail touches the back. He has no room to turn around. If he goes to the bathroom he is forced to lie in the waste. This is inhumane and cruel. Can anyone tell me what happened to this poor creature?
I own 12 dogs. I would adopt this dog in a heartbeat, but I just had shoulder surgery and cannot physically handle such a large animal. If there is anyone who can adopt this dog I would be willing to donate $125 to the spay and neuter program that the Humane Society offered to set up for the county if the county approves their proposal. I cannot bear the thought of this dog being locked up in this pitifully small enclosure. Can someone help this dog? My heart breaks every time I think of that dog living like that.
What I have heard at the commissioner meetings has shocked me. I had no idea the county kennels were so primitive and barbaric. They are unsanitary and dogs are dying due to these conditions. I understand why the facility has no sign and is not open to the public. It is not called open government when you cover up your sins.
It is hard to believe that the county commissioners do not care. All three have stated they own dogs, but only Brenda Hutchinson has spoken in favor of the Humane Society proposal. What are the other commissioners thinking? How can they not favor this proposal? It seems like such a no-brainer. They should vote as soon as possible in favor of the proposal. Then they should shut down their kennels permanently. No more dogs should have to suffer under those conditions.