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Shelter Dogs Abandoned in the Wild

We're shocked and horrified by today's news story about an Arkansas mayor who decided to deal with animal control challenges by leaving poor shelter animals...

Angela Moore  |  Jun 13th 2008


We’re shocked and horrified by today’s news story about an Arkansas mayor who decided to deal with animal control challenges by leaving poor shelter animals to fend for themselves.

Mayor Turns Dogs Loose

I can only hope the pun was not intended in the mayor’s statement:

This problem is dogging us and taking away from our ability to focus on the greater good for the community as a whole.

I think the shelter says it best on their website:

It is ILLEGAL to abandon an animal. Don’t break the law!

I uncovered the mayor’s own blog and encourage you to comment. I’ve also provided his contact numbers below. (I left him a voicemail telling him what I think of his decision, and I highly doubt he’ll be returning my request for a comment.)

870-572-3421 Phone
870-572-5034 Fax
870-817-4035 Cell

Thank you to Dogster member Pippin for bringing this to the community’s attention. See the Forum thread here.

Update: The Humane Society and PETA are getting involved.