Originally created 04/02/00

Denies politics motivates animal lovers



I want to correct the misinformation contained in some recent letters to the editor. For those who don't know, my wife, Linda, and I served as consecutive presidents of the Central Savannah River Area Humane Society for four years. During that time, we raised over $100,000 in charitable contributions to spay, neuter and find homes for hundreds of animals all over the 13 counties in ourarea.

For at least 10 years, we have not had fewer than six dogs in our home in foster care; and at one time, we rescued seven dogs from a puppy mill in Harlem. We have worked with animal control officers in and around the Augusta area, putting in countless volunteer hours and money to help in any way we can. We currently have nine dogs and four cats, and have helped place 144 dogs in new homes last year -- in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina -- wherever we find them.

For those writers who think this is a "political bandwagon" we've jumped onto, please look at our record of service and concern. We were taking care of animals long before politics ever came into our lives and we will be taking care of them long after political aspirations are met.

We practice what we preach, put our money where our mouths are and are involved in many charities that have nothing to do with politics. We always have and we always will.

Frank Schrenko, Grovetown