Warrick County, IN – The Warrick County Animal Control has come under fire recently after a botched euthanasia landed a still alive dog in a bag at an area landfill.
This disturbing incident happened just last Thursday. (read story at this link)
At a county commissioner meeting on Monday, Warrick County Board of Commissioners President Don Williams, defended the employees of this facility – claiming that the incident was an unfortunate accident.
According to one attendee at this meeting, Williams spent much of the time at this meeting ridiculing the Warrick County Humane Society and their no-kill policy.
He went on to defend the killings that happen at the animal control facility. He cited the fact that they are necessary because of the public, claiming that all deaths are “their fault”.
Sadly, those in the area have reported that this animal control facility does not allow volunteers, does not work actively with rescue organizations, does not post animals available for adoption on either Petfinder or Facebook, and does not actively promote the animals for adoption via other venues.
How then, would an animal unfortunate enough to wind up in a kennel run at this facility ever be seen in order to be adopted?
Who would even know about the animals there who are in need of help?
A quick search for the Warrick County Animal Control reveals that there are no links to animals available.
No way to see who is housed there – no way to locate a lost animal.
No means to promote a dog or cat in need.
According to the attendee at this meeting, Williams would not listen to complaints or suggestions and instead, advised those who had concerns over the animal control facility, to direct them to the health department.
From all accounts, the people in charge of this facility seem to be making every effort to keep the general public out of the facility, and have made no effort to help promote the animals in their care.
Contact: Aaron Franz, Warrick County Health Department – 107 West Locust Street, Suite 204. Boonville, IN 47601 812-897-6105 Ph. 812-568-1330 FAX
And Commissioner Don Williams can be reached at: [email protected] or 812-897-6120
Funding is typically cited as an issue at small animal control facilities – however, volunteers are free.
Enlist the help of volunteers to maintain a Petfinder listing for shelter animals.
Enlist volunteers to maintain a Facebook page to promote animals at the facility.
Enlist a volunteer to help reunite lost pets with their guardians.
Enlist volunteers to organize adoption events.
Helping is easy – if the officials in charge will be receptive to the offer.
Please remember to keep all correspondence courteous and polite.
Thank you for your efforts to help – from the appearance of the current situation, the animals at this facility desperately need it.
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