Let us hope this sad pound gets a new life... just saw this today
Springfield, MO Animal Control/City Council - Please Share Far and Wide
by Kristy Ritter on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 6:01pm
After a long conversation Monday night with Latichia from Halfway Home Rescue in Clinton, MO, I found out that the letters and emails that everyone has been writing has caught the attention of the city council, enough to make them take notice. They had a meeting with a group of rescues and wanted to get their opinions and what options they thought the shelter has. THEY EVEN WENT TO THE SHELTER TO SEE FOR THEIR OWN EYES!!!! The decision was made that there needs to be a new shelter built where they could change their policies, possibly becoming a public adoption shelter. This is all still in the "talk" stages as funding is the biggest obsticle. They are going to be looking into grants to help with a new shelter. IF anyone has dealings with grant writing or working on grants your help would be greatly appreciated!! Please email me at [email protected]
if you are able to help.
For the time being, everyone please keep emailing/writing to the city council to keep the shelter fresh on their mind. Please, please, please be respectful when writing/emailing. Threatening or violent letters won't help the cause.
Here are the city council members email addresses:
MAYOR Jim O'Neal: [email protected]
Nick Ibarra (Zone 1): [email protected]
Cindy Rushefsky (Zone 2): [email protected]
Jerry Compton (Zone 3): [email protected]
Scott Bailes (Zone 4): [email protected]
Bob Stephens (General A): [email protected]
John Rush (General B): [email protected]
Doug Burlison (General C): [email protected]
Dan Chiles (General D, Mayor Pro Term): [email protected]
The above mentioned people are the ones that are going to make the difference in getting this shelter changed. Please every letter counts and YOUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD!!!!