Dr. Matthew A. Lester

The Catoosa County News - - COM­MEN­TARY -

CCAC Pres­i­dent Emily Sadler main­tained that nei­ther she nor any mem­bers of CCAC have lied about the county shelter. “We’ve kept our mouths shut for a long time,” she said by phone, “but we just can’t do it any­more. Some of the prac­tices at the shelter may be le­gal, but they’re not eth­i­cal.”

Kielty con­tin­ued her email com­ments, “Let me clar­ify that Ca­toosa Cit­i­zens

for An­i­mal Care has done amaz­ing, hard work for our An­i­mal Con­trol in aid­ing the adop­tion of hun­dreds of an­i­mals. CCAC and Ca­toosa County An­i­mal Con­trol have had an ef­fi­cient work­ing re­la­tion­ship for sev­eral years and it was a hard de­ci­sion for us to sever ties with the or­ga­ni­za­tion. Is­sues have arisen with new mem­bers that have dis­rupted our work­ing re­la­tion­ship with CCAC.”

Sadler said that is­sues with the shelter have ex­isted for a long time. “We over­looked the way some of our vol­un­teers were

treated and things we felt were wrong so we could get an­i­mals to safety. As soon as some of us started to speak out, the county came down on us and then we were out.”

“Ca­toosa County An­i­mal Con­trol will al­ways make strate­gic de­ci­sions to serve the tax­pay­ers and the an­i­mals to the best of our abil­ity within our bud­get,” wrote Kielty. “We ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery­thing CCAC has done, how­ever in or­der to ful­fill our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, we feel it is most ap­pro­pri­ate to be­gin work­ing with other

Lois “Re Re” Wright, 55, Chat­tanooga, Tenn.

Lois Marie “Re Re” Wright, 55, of Chat­tanooga, passed away on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27, 2017 in a lo­cal hos­pi­tal.

Marie was born in Jack­sonville, Florida but had spent the greater part of her life in the Chat­tanooga area and was em­ployed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield for many years. She loved her fam­ily and was al­ways help­ing in any way needed. Marie was very crafty and en­joyed dirt track racing.

She was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther, Wen­dell McDaniel, and fa­ther-in-law, Arby Wright, Sr.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of thirty years, Robert Manuel

non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions. This de­ci­sion was not easy, how­ever it was en­tirely nec­es­sary.”

On CCAC’s part, Sadler said she’s happy to see the county shelter has started its own Face­book page. “It takes a lot of bur­den off us. We were post­ing hun­dreds of pic­tures of an­i­mals from the shelter, and we work with many other shel­ters, too. It was about time. Al­most every shelter in Ge­or­gia has a Face­book page. I hope they can keep it up and it saves the lives of an­i­mals. In the end, that’s all that mat­ters.”

Wright, Sr.; mother, Jeanne McDaniel; chil­dren, Robert M. (Chrissy) Wright, Jr., Christo­pher G. Wright, and Adam F. Wright; grand­chil­dren, Phillip M. Wright, Bran­don A. Wright, and Alexis M. Wright; sis­ters, Bar­bara A. (Greg) Wright, Juanita F. (James) Wright, and Norma (Greg) Lan­dreth; sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, and a host of friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices: Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 31st

at 11:00 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Tim Turnipseed of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Green­wood Ceme­tery.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30th from 4:00 p.m. un­til 8:00 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, at the end of his­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

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