Every day I see hundreds of social media posts reporting lost, found, hurt or abused animals, the majority of which are dogs.
In nine out of 10 posts, the person who is reporting tries any option available prior to seeking help from the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in that its deplorable conditions and substandard practices are well known to the general public.
Also, when someone has tried to reach out for help from the CCSPCA, they report either being put on hold for hours, ignored, or simply hung up on. This cannot continue for the safety and welfare of the city’s animals and the taxpaying public.
Imagine a facility with a reputation such as that of the CCPCA was the city’s only hospital and the public chose to perform medical services themselves or ask others on social media for medical assistance and only go to the city’s hospital as a “last resort.”
The taxpayers of Fresno deserve much better. The city’s animal services should be the first place to to go for help; however, it is currently the last place people want to ask for help. Something is very wrong with this state of affairs.
Kate Holly, Fresno