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Letter to the Editor 5-29
Let's not revert to killing animals
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It was recently brought to my attention that Kim Pettrey, director of Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center, will become an hourly employee. It is my understanding that because of her being an hourly employee, according to Michael Martin, chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee, Kim will no longer be allowed to transport the animals to AARF in Crossville to save their lives.
This means euthanasia for approximately 600 dogs and cats per year. The cost of euthanasia is more than the cost of transporting.
Kim and her group of volunteers, including my husband and myself, have transported these animals to Crossville. No one gets paid to do this, nor are they reimbursed for the use of their fuel.
Kim, as a salaried employee, currently uses the county vehicle to transport to AARF, generally after hours. We are all aware of the phenomenal success Kim has brought about by reforming and rescuing dogs with the help of local adopters and transporters.
All this is after a promise made by County Executive Herschel Wells that nothing "bad" will happen to the animals at Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center!
How can we allow Animal Control to revert to the dark ages after we've come so far?
Sally Staub Brock
Former County Commissioner and
former chair of the Health and Welfare Committee