Animal Cruelty: The Innocent Ones EDITORIAL

I’m including the coverage of the Animal Cruelty investigation by Moulton, Alabama Police Department from WHNT News 19.  It’s available here.

I have two dogs I love and care for, both are mother and daughter.  Both are spoiled, and well taken care of as best as we can with what we can afford as a family.

We are satisfied with two dogs in our house, and that is well.

The Coverage from WHNT News 19 showed me what cruelty is.  It’s not just beating an animal, or not feeding them, it’s hoarding them, keeping them in very unkempt conditions and not providing the basic necessities like medical attention, clean water, good and nutritious food.

Moulton Police Department asked the ASPCA to help in the investigation, and many of the dogs need medical attention.  They are getting it and it is very fortunate for the ASPCA to help law enforcement in this regard.

I have an idea for the action that should be taken.

For the now former director of the Animal Shelter in Lawrence County, Alabama, the maximum of the law should be levied on her for cruelty to animals, fraud against the County, and whatever other charges turn up in the investigation.  Her “home” which doubled as her shelter should be seized, inspected, and razed to build a new shelter for the animals, and this time the Lawrence County Commission needs to do it right, and not go about it cheaply.  It was their greed that caused this, and any commissioner who brought this on should at the very least resign.

As for the dogs who are in the middle of this process and the innocent ones without a voice, they should receive loving homes with people who will take very good care of them.  And those who can’t adopt should help spread the message to make a contribution to the ASPCA to help them perform the essential life saving work they do each and every day.

I want to commend Al Whitaker, reporter for WHNT, and former Shoals Bureau Chief for that other station…WAAY, for the most excellent work he’s been doing on this story.

Taking Action, Getting Results in the process.

If you want to help the ASPCA, Here’s a link to them.

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Residents: $750,000 Water Fountains In Inwood’s Isham Park Don’t Work

Money at work…or lack of work…

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It cost $750,000 to install two water fountains in Isham Park in Inwood, and now the fountains don’t even work.

As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, people at the park in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood said something does not add up.

Nearby residents said they were thrilled when the city Department of Parks and Recreation decided to slake their thirst for two much-needed water fountains in the park. They are the only water fountains anywhere in the historic park, located west of Broadway between approximately 211th and 214th streets.

But after years’ worth of construction at the cost of three quarters of a million dollars –- which also included some irrigation systems for park maintenance – nobody was happy that the fountains were not working.

“Water, please come out,” Juiek Buttgench of Inwood said as he bent over the fountain. “We need the water.”

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