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Sadly, city officials continue to play shell games with personnel and become even more proficient at their evade and elude tactics!
The following is a response to a post submitted by “Informed Citizen”, an individual who seems to think all is well at the shelter. Judith’s response contains excellent examples of the disgraceful actions by those charged with the responsibility of maintaining a humane animal “shelter” in our community:
Everything I have written about has been verified by one, and often two, people with first-hand knowledge of the situation. Not hearsay, not rumor. Nothing I’ve written contradicts those facts, and no one in the City’s employ has ever disputed any of this. And, unlike you, I’ve put my name on my posts.
And nothing has been “disproven” — the City has changed its story numerous times about what happened when those puppies were killed before Christmas. I say “killed” because they were healthy, adoptable animals and not sick or afflicted with behavioral problems that made them unadoptable. I don’t understand why you and Judy Webster keep making distinctions about whether they were “puppies” or “dogs” — as if killing puppies is worse than killing dogs. When a shelter manager is charged with caring for homeless animals and she chooses to kill any of them to exact revenge, to assert authority, or because she’s become so hardened by too many years on the job that she doesn’t see the value in each of their lives, then she is unfit for the job.
Back in January, the City Manager told us that the dogs and puppies (is that better?) were killed to make room for animals being shipped to the shelter from Poolville. People located those records and discovered that wasn’t the case. Then the City told us that some of them were “sick.” Then there was some mumbling about them being sent to the PetSmart adoptions in Fort Worth. Honestly, I’ve lost track of all the excuses. At the latest City Council meeting, they trotted out a new excuse about health regulations — if that were the case, why is this the first we’ve heard of it, three months later??
If anyone should be ashamed, it’s apologists like you who make excuses for killing puppies (and dogs) when there are alternatives and cloak their identity behind a mask of anonymity.
The question is, where are you getting YOUR so-called “facts”?