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We deserve better

Published 7:20pm Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thank you for getting so many pets wonderful new homes, and giving so many folks in our community the opportunity to keep their pets during these tough economic times?

Thank you for working tirelessly to return lost animals to their frantic owners?

Thank you for their kindness to injured, abandoned and abused animals?

Thank you for giving the animals special training, attention, and chance after chance – until they are ready for their new homes?

Thank you for saving the taxpayers’ money as well as the lives of so many pets?

Why aren’t they saying thank you, and recognizing the many positive services Polk County receives from FHS?

The commissioners don’t mind spending almost $26,000 for a new SUV for the interim county manager, but when it comes to a valid and scrupulously documented request that benefits the majority of the voters in our community – not to mention the animals – why can’t you stand up, applaud, and give the shelter the less than $15,000 increase that it requires to give these animals, our pets, the care that they need and deserve?

Shame on you, commissioners. The FHS shelter, the animals and the Polk County taxpayers all deserve better.

– Emmy Summers, Tryon

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