GUEST EDITORIAL: Jeffersonville Animal Shelter (9/23/11) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

GUEST EDITORIAL: Jeffersonville Animal Shelter (9/23/11)

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In my first term as Mayor, a new animal shelter was built to provide better conditions and better care for all neglected animals in Clark County. Proper care for these animals is important, and under my administration animals brought to the shelter have had clean quarters, good food, clean water and sufficient health care. This is extremely important, and I am committed to providing responsible care for these neglected animals.

On a recent Monday morning, pictures were taken before the daily cleaning had taken place showing some unacceptable conditions. Those conditions were immediately corrected. Since that time, I personally have visited the shelter with an animal care professional to recommend improvements to our shelter. Our policies and procedures were graded well, but operations can always improve, so we are in the process of implementing changes to improve care to the highest degree possible.

My administration has always been open and we intend to keep that openness, so I invite WDRB-TV and any other TV station to bring their cameras unannounced to take pictures any time the shelter is open. Our shelter has an outstanding record of healthy pet adoptions and we invite anyone wanting to adopt a pet to see some friendly pups, kittens, dogs, cats, or other animals looking for a home and tour the shelter with one of our staff members.

I‘m Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan, and that's my…Point of View.

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