LETTER TO EDITOR|
My name is Glenna Laughlin and I write with much concern. Tonight as well as tomorrow night are going to be some of the coldest temperatures we see this winter.
I for one will be spending my time inside in the warmth unlike many animals in Calhoun County. I am very concerned for these poor souls who are chained up with small houses to "protect" them from the weather.
I have taken it upon myself to call the counties "humane officers" several times over the case of two dogs about three miles down the Westfork. These dogs are tethered to about 4 foot of chain (a length which is illegal in the state of WV) and have been without food every time I have drove past and on top of that the weather is well below freezing day and night.
Libre's Law states a dog cannot be left leashed and alone outside for longer than 30 minutes in temperatures that exceed 90 degrees or drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
After many calls to the counties "humane officer" and being told they would investigate. There has yet to be anyone investigate after calls from me as well as other concerned citizens. This is my last cry for help!
Would you please put an article about animal neglect, animals outside in weather below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and if they see animal abuse to not hesitate to call the humane officer at 304-354-9271 and report what they have seen.
We cannot help these animals unless people know how to and who to contact. I personally have had no luck in getting anything done but if more of us call and stand together they will have to do something for the neglected on these bitter cold winter nights.
Please show your compassion. I'm also going to take donations for dog houses, tethers, and blankets to distribute for those animals in need considering most owners don't see a problem with neglect if they have to pay for supplies themselves. My GoFundMe link is https://www.gofundme.com/calhoun-county-animal-fund