Posted January 31, 2013 | comments Leave a comment

Letter to the Editor: Shenandoah County needs a no kill shelter


As an advocate for animals, I am asking for the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter to become a no kill shelter.

Recently, I called the shelter to check on the status of a surrendered animal. I was informed that he had not only gone to a home that was well suited for him, but also that the new owner "fell in love with his face." I was checking on his status because our rescue was working on getting him placed into a home, at the very least a foster home.

Sadly, I was informed the next day he was actually put down when he was surrendered. I am both heartbroken and angry. He was young, beautiful, and had a second chance at life, but was never even given that opportunity.

Animals don't have a voice, so we will be speaking for them at a council meeting with a signed petition to push for the shelter to become a no kill shelter.

Melissa Williams, Woodstock

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