Urge commissioners to re-evaluate, reinstate investigators

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2015

To the editor:

This letter is to Polk County Commissioners Tom Pack, Michael Gage, and Keith Holbert. My letter is in response to the non-reappointment of Patti Lovelace and Nancy Hasselbring to the Polk County Animal Cruelty Investigation and Response Team.

My daughter and I have been the recipients of several of the starved and abused animals as temporary foster and rehab hosts, before finding permanent homes for them. We have seen first hand what a great service these dedicated and hard working team members have been to this county. I sincerely hope that you will step back, reevaluate your current position, and reinstate these valuable assets to our animal population in this county.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Animal ownership is a responsibility, not a right, and as with children, animals, too, need someone to speak up for their well-being.

Jackie Harris
Columbus, N.C.