Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

IRRESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS

It happens every year. The weather starts getting colder. Suddenly the folks who thought it would be so fun to have a dog or cat or puppies and kittens realize that they need to give them special care. Of course that is too much work or too much of an inconvenience. It is just easier to take them out to the “country” and dump them off and drive away. Then what happens? Our law enforcement officials gather them up and take them to a local veterinary clinic and they stay there courtesy of the Nicollet County tax payers. The clinic makes attempts to adopt them to caring households, but mostly they are euthanized. And the taxpayers pick up the tab for the actions of irresponsible citizens. A recent bill for the months of September through November was $475.79. end

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