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.
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.)
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.