Originally created 08/27/99

Supports animal control workers



So the Richmond County Animal shelter is filthy.

I wonder if the two ladies in Aiken County who made that statement have ever been to the shelter or if someone told someone, who told someone, etc?

I have been there and the shelter is clean. About the only time it isn't clean is when employees report for work in the morning.

Maybe the two ladies would like to volunteer to keep it clean all night. One could stay from 6 p.m. to midnight and the other from midnight to 6 a.m.

Now about the choke stick around the dog's neck. Would they be happy if the man put the choke stick around the dog's private parts? No one in their right mind would pick up a stray dog for fear of being bitten.

Most of all, the men who work there, if not all, are retired military. They have done something for this country. I wonder what those two ... have done for this country other than complain.

Also, when those employees are on call on weekends and holidays, they don't get paid unless they go on a call, and the only calls they go on is when an animal is killed or injured or someone has been bitten.

Joseph C. Bongard, Augusta