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Incidents at Rowan County Animal Control Lead to Petition to Fire Director Clai Martin — 9 Comments

  1. The’laws’can be changed. It would appear there is a problem in this county with’stray’animals. Someone in this county needs to take charge and pass new laws and policies which are more conducive to the actual problem with this county.
    The budget can be adjusted. Spay, neuter and release for ferals, make donations available to reduce the adoption fees, shore up community involvement, and an active transfer policy.

    • Ah…now that’s a good point.. the law is often nowhere to be seen when it comes to animal abuse. They are low priority cases and they are oh so busy doing other things.

    • I completely agree with you. I believe that in some shelters or animal rescue facilities people become used to seeing animal abuse in one form or another and it all starts off with the killing of healthy cats (“euthanasia”) and dogs because they are unwanted. When you do that long enough you lose the value in these unwanted companion animals. When you lose value in them it is much easier to abuse them and kill them.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Julie.

  2. Michael_ I completely agree with you.
    People would be more than a little bit shocked if they realized how inadequate and under-qualified 6 out of 10 animal care employees in every field of capacity there really are, working side by side with the best of them.

    We are far too willing to be apathetic to these truths; and the defenseless creatures of this earth are the victims of our blind sights.It takes patience and commitment and a genuine heart to do the right thing. It takes extra effort and the desire to connect with the animals on their level.

    Eva_ Abuse should not be allowed.When a human does so, he is truly the beast in this scenario. It breaks my heart.

  3. Some people are confused as to who issued the media release. It was released by Rowan County Commissioner Chairman Greg Edds by Rowan County Manager Aaron Church. In other words Church issued it but Edds got it to the media.

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