I learned yesterday that Karen Lore, director of the Health Department, is sending a rather long and convoluted letter to the signers of this petition. Without naming names she is stating that this petition was written by a former, "disgruntled" volunteer and that statements made in the petition are designed to sabotage the shelter. That is absolutely false!
I have never been a volunteer at the shelter. I am, however, an animal lover and a resident of Bloomfield who was very distressed to learn about the volunteers being dismissed. I spoke at the April Board of Health meeting to support the volunteers and this petition was my idea alone. To blame anyone else for it is unfair and wrong.
The letter also states the former volunteers' agenda is to bring down the animal shelter. To accuse decent, dedicated, hardworking people who devoted over a decade of their lives to that shelter is absolutely disgusting. Their only agenda is to make sure volunteers are returned ASAP.