The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


April 5, 2014

Susie Schieve: County desperately needs spay/neuter law

The Madison County Community Foundation through its Grant Madness contest has brought awareness to the hardworking non-profits of our community.

This has been an exciting time for the Madison County Humane Society to be voted into the Final 4, out of 24 worthy organizations. We are so proud to have been nominated. We will be using our grant money to spay or neuter pets for people in need in our community.

Congratulations to the citizens of Marion and Grant County, our neighbors to the north. Their city council just passed a spay/neuter law. All dogs and cats must be spay or neutered. The exception to this law is that a breeder may acquire a breeding license. They also are not going to allow dogs to be tied out!

Of course, there will be loop holes in this law ,as the puppy mill breeders will most likely get a license to breed. But this is a start. This law will stop many of the backyard breeders and irresponsible pets owners who fail to get their animals altered.

The Madison County Humane Society and the Animal Protection League have been working for many years to get this same law passed in Anderson and Madison County. This request has just gone on deaf ears.

Why can we not get help from our city and county governments?

We have a terrible problem here; our shelters are more than full, animals are running the streets and starving to death on chains, and pets are being shot in the country. This will be even worse with the new spring litters of puppies and kittens.

Our animal organizations can only do so much. We need the support of the community to put pressure on our city and county councils to get a law passed that will help cut down on the unwanted animals.

Text Only
Featured Ads
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
AP Video
Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Front page

Will you be attending Colts camp?

Yes, at least once
Yes, I plan multiple visits
     View Results