The county government is less clear about animals than it asks citizens to be.
Tonight the Lowndes County Democratic Party is doing what the county has never done: holding a public forum on animal rights.
Apparently there are some human rights involved, too, given recent allegations of a deputy with gun drawn and arson.
Nathan Winograd, director of the Oakland-based No Kill Advocacy Center,
believes 95 percent of all animals entering shelters can be adopted or
treated. And even though the other 5 percent might be hopelessly injured,
ill or vicious, he said they should not all be doomed.
Some, if not most of them, can be cared for in hospice centers or
sanctuaries, he said. As for pit bulls and other dogs with aggressive
reputations, he said shelters need to do a better job of trying to find
That story has some interesting discussion of difficulties of getting to
such a goal and methods of achieving it.
Maybe we could have such a discussion around here.