A recent commentary on Lubbock Animal Services has struck a chord with many of you.
You may recall my comments about a family who repeatedly asked the city for help with two neighborhood dogs and didn't get a response until after those dogs killed their family dog. Animal Services denied taking any calls before the killing until a KCBD investigation proved them wrong.
I think change out there is overdue. Here are some of your comments:
"I think that if we are going to be paying taxes something should be done….maybe by getting new management and personnel it will…"
"I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. There have been deep-seeded problems at the shelter for years, the people who work there seem to want to do as little as humanly possible while drawing their pay and city benefits."
"Perhaps it would be useful to look at other cities with successful and well-run shelters and try to model…after them."
"They're lucky the dogs didn't attack a small child…"
"A full investigation of animal services is way overdue."
One viewer is calling for a citizen task force to be formed because "there is a brand new facility that is not being utilized to its full potential."
And finally "Too many animals are lost between the cracks and end up being put down even when they are adoptable."
Thanks to all of you for writing in. I hope our city leadership is listening.
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'Consider This' is a commentary by KCBD Vice-President and General Manager Dan Jackson.
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