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March 1, 2014

Maleah Stringer: Winter takes its toll on animals and shelters alike

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I was going home after work. I saw a dog stumbling across Raible Avenue. A woman helped me catch this poor pathetic dog. He is blind, covered with mats and burs and lame it seems in all four legs. His condition did not happen overnight. But he did have a rhinestone collar, no tags. He too was taken to the Vet Clinic.

Dogs and cats are coming into our shelter every day in various stages of neglect. So much so that it seems that some in our community find this to be acceptable behavior. The trick is going to be finding the owners of these animals, once we do the Anderson Police Department will file the reports citing animal abuse. The key is to get them prosecuted for animal abuse and punished. Perhaps if we can do this it will send a message to those in our community who believe animal abuse is acceptable.

Meanwhile shelters, rescues, humane societies and private citizens are assuming the responsibility for these animals. Providing veterinary care, shelter, food and compassion for these poor pathetic animals. Please, if you see an animal in need, do not turn your head and wait for someone else to do something. If it is at a home, do not approach the owners. Call the police. People who abuse animals often pose a danger to humans. Call the police and let them handle the situation.

Maleah Stringer is executive director of the Animal Protection League, 613 Dewey St., Anderson. She can be reached at 356-0900 or at maleahstringer@aol.com.

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