My husband and I read Mr. Vanderpool's article this morning. It was an excellent, well researched article. Animal cruelty is a crime, yet it allegedly seems to be a regular occurance at PACC. PACC operates as a shelter, a safe haven for many abused or abandoned dogs, cats and other animals who have no other place to go.
If more help is needed to care for them, there are already many volunteers willing to pitch in at no cost to the county. Dedicated veterinarians and vet techs would rally to volunteer their professional services if asked. Treatment for sick and injured animals should be a top priority. And only as a last resort, a painless and merciful death.
Pima county has a large population of people who profess to be religious. Yet I am not aware of any religion that condones inhumane treatment for the animals that we have stewardship over. I wlll not be able to celebrate the holidays knowing that these alleged barbaric practices are being performed in my home county with my tax dollars.
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