I have a few concerns over the new animal-control facility being proposed. This is not against the contractor being looked at for the new contract. This is about taxpayer money and stewardship of it by the elected.
▪ If we are hiring a contractor to supply animal control for the county, why are we, the taxpayers, going to build a facility for them to work out of. The Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals never needed that.
▪ If we are going to build a facility, then should we not have an elected official and workers hired by the county to operate much like we do the sheriff and other departments.
▪ Are the laws going to be changed to ban backyard breeders, enforce spay-and-neuter laws, ban pet stores from buying and selling animals not spayed or neutered?
▪ If trap, neuter and release is so efficient, why do we have such an animal problem with all the no-kill people out there today?
Fresno County is a large, complex area. It’s not just cats and dogs; starving horses and wild animals are also involved.
Call your supervisors and let them know what you think. I did.
Dana Scott Bobbitt, Fresno