WHAT IS GOING
one seems to know what is going on at the animal control shelter. Karen Bryant is no longer there.
Why? Karen was known to
do everything possible to
save animals and not kill them just to make room for more. Rumors have it that she has been replaced with
a friend of the county manager’s wife and daughter.
was this position advertised? No one
remembers seeing it in the paper.
people go to the animal control shelter lately they find it is closed. Why
hasn’t anything been made public about why the shelter is closed
and when it
will be open again? Nothing is on the
county website and no one seems to know anything.
one we talk to seems to know what is going on, but Comm. Bernard sent
email that may explain some of it. He
included pictures that we have not included in this email.
His email says things have been happening
since last Monday. This email has some
very good information.
has happened to the animals that were in the shelter and what will
these animals? The citizens of this
county were outraged before when 80% of the animals were being put down. We don’t want that to happen again.
---- Forwarded Message
From: Jack Bernard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: recipient <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, August 4, 2011 5:51:53 PM
Subject: Jasper County Animal Shelter Overwhelmed
The Jasper County
Animal Control Officer was not prepared
for the scene she walked into Monday night. What she found was a
88 animals living in squalid conditions. The animals included
birds, horses, cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, chickens, a pony and a
Thus began a three day rescue operation that didn’t need to
problem was a result of the poor economy when pet owners hold on to
they no longer have proper facilities to house, nor can they provide
nutrition or vet care. The ultimate result is that the small
staff of this rural county’s animal control are overwhelmed.
The shelter is designed for 24 dogs and was already
at near capacity when 30 more were surrendered in just this one
the County needs help in the form of volunteers, monetary donations,
cat food, but most of all loving homes for these dogs and cats since
cannot shelter this many animals for more than a few more days.
The lesson that needs
to come out of this is that before
you get into trouble, contact your animal control agency, they have
that they can put into motion to deal with the problem before it
crisis. Even a small facility like Jasper County can handle a
like this before it becomes a crisis, but by the time the complaint hit
desk the problem was out of hand and it required intervention by the
Georgia, an Exotic Bird Rescue, plus other organizations and
even transport the animals out of the location. Luckily it looks
most of these animals will survive, but a few weeks more and that might
have been the case.
Animal Control is located at 126
Mack Tillman Drive, Monticello,
GA 31064 off SR 212. The
phone contact is
(706) 468-0396 or email is: firstname.lastname@example.org