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Petitioning Mayor Jimmy Dancy

Ban "Drop Box" For Unwanted Animals at Animal Control


Let's talk about how disgusting, inhumane and cruel it would be to have a "drop box" for unwanted animals at a local animal shelter? You can just drive by and pretty much throw your cat or dog into this open window and leave without so much as a second thought.

As crazy and as unbelievable as it sounds, this does exist in Rutherford, NC at their local Animal Control. 

People can simply go up to these windows and throw,push, shove,etc. their unwanted animal into this dark, concrete window...erm, hole in the wall - no questions asked. Who knows how high the fall is for these animals as they hit the ground and who knows how many of them are seriously injured and left there on the floor until some "worker" comes over to "deal with the problem". 

There's no saying how many other animals are already in there waiting, scared, filled with anxiety and ready to attack as other newcomers fall through the hole. 

This is sickening. 

This is something that needs to be fixed now! You can help to put an end to this draconian, inhumane practice by following the below link and contacting every public official in Rutherford, NC:

http://www.rutherfordton.net/electedofficials.html

Let them know what you think of them encouraging people to dump their animals like garbage.

“A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Note: I want to thank Denise Cary-Costa for her original article on this at IRC News Online. Here's the link to the original story so you know it's for real:

IRC News Online: Rutherford County Animal Control is DISGUSTING

Letter to
Mayor Jimmy Dancy
Ban "Drop Box" For Unwanted Animals at Animal Control