I found out on Memorial Day that Santa Barbara County Animal Control intends to kill two one-year old dogs, Daisy and Duke, because they each killed a cat. While it is important to make sure that all pets are safe in our neighborhoods, this decision is an unnecessary abuse of power by the staff of County Animal Control. The organization DAWG has found out-of-the-county placement for these two dogs where they would pose no threat to anyone else’s animals. Despite this, Animal Control persists in its plan to euthanize the dogs and refuses to allow DAWG to rescue them. Not only is this a violation of the Hayden Act, but it is also mismanagement of government funds allocated to run the shelters.
Again, how many dogs have to die before someone looks into what is going on in Santa Barbara Animal Control?