Editor's note: The writer incorrectly identified the agency in the original letter. It has been amended to name Tri-Cities Animal Shelter and Control Services.
Can someone explain what exactly it is that our tax dollars are paying Tri-Cities Animal Shelter and Control Services to do? Because I know what they won’t do ...
They will not rescue abandoned dogs left in 100-degree heat with no food or water if, rather than watch these animals suffer, you’ve given them food and water over a fence. They will tell you that because you took pity on these poor dogs, they won’t consider them abandoned and refuse to do anything.
They will not rescue animals left in a yard that is covered in garbage and the animals’ own feces, with flies eating the tips of their ears down to bloody lace.
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And we have no choice but to call “animal control” when we see these tragedies. So again I ask, other than scraping the remains of road kill off our streets, what do they do?
Dana Armstrong, Richland