Animal control decision a step back
FROM: KERI JO ALLEN ELKTON
It seems A Buddy for Life is no longer going to be Cecil County’s animal shelter.
County Executive Tari Moore has decided the best course of action is to have it handled in-house, by county workers. The best way to support and protect our defenseless animals is to take them away from people whose only concern is just that … the animals?
I spent a lot of time at A Buddy for Life and tried to support them every way I could. You can see it is not just a paycheck to them. They are not just workers hired to do a job. It is their passion. They truly love the animals and give hope and support to them.
I wonder what Cecil County is now going to do with the more than 80 dogs and 40 cats that are currently in the care of A Buddy for Life? The ones who will have to be euthanized because they can’t find a home by July 1? Will the county now be taking them in? Or are you going to remind us you are under no obligation to help them as they are not your concern after the five-day hold? Will you let these animals be killed?
The people in Cecil County, the ones our county government are supposed to represent, do not want this! How can you take us this giant step backward over animal awareness when we were going so far? The only ones suffering are yet again these defenseless animals who rely on humans for compassion and life.