For the last five years, the citizens of Columbus have stepped up to help Columbus strive to be a No-Kill community. While the city has been helpful in actions, there has been no additional financial support Many of our council members still view Columbus Animal Care and Control (CACC) as just the pound that keeps dogs off the streets and holds biting dogs. They just ignore the “Care” portion of the name.
We are so very excited at the progress Columbus has made towards being a no-kill community!
When Columbus Animal Care and Animal (CACC) post their monthly numbers, the euthanasia numbers includes two things that really don’t tell the most accurate picture. The first is those that are done for out-of-county animals (for our neighboring counties who do not have animal control services.) The second is the owner-requested euthanasia. These owners, who may not be able to afford the expense of having a vet euthanize their pet, are taking advantage of the low rates the city offers to keep their pets from suffering.
Last week, Facebook was covered in requests to contact our Columbus councilors about proposed fee increases in Animal Control’s budget. While the information about the fee increases was not correct, there are concerns about the budget as proposed to council that needs to be given attention.
Some of these changes caused needed change to our website. As we launch our new website, we hope you will give us feedback on what else you would like to see. Also be looking for our new app to help lost and found dogs along with encourage adoptions overall. Developing an app was not even on our radar five years ago. Yet this kind of change will hopefully save more animals.
To have mornings like today’s, where my day starts with meeting with our coalition partners, all working together for the animals, makes me feel very blessed. Please join us in some of the most rewarding work there is – SAVING THEM ALL. Change can be very good