Friday, April 11, 2008

Open Letter Regarding Senator Williams and SC Shelter Requests Help

These are the questions I will be mailing to the appropriate parties concerning the Kent Williams GSD case. Anyone is welcome to copy these questions into his/her own letter:

  • Did Senator Williams violate the laws of Marion County and/or the State of South Carolina when he failed to spay a female German Shepherd whom he adopted from the Marion County Animal Shelter - his local shelter - in 2007?
  • Did Senator Williams pay his local shelter's adoption fee, which he must have known the shelter relied upon for desperately needed funding, when he adopted this German Shepherd? Did Senator Williams pay the adoption fees for any other dogs he adopted from his local shelter?
  • Did Senator Williams violate the laws of Marion County and/or the State of South Carolina when he repeatedly allowed this German Shepherd Dog to run at large?
  • Was this dog vaccinated against Rabies? If not, did Senator Williams violate the laws of Marion County and/or the State of South Carolina when he failed to vaccinate this German Shepherd Dog against Rabies?
  • Did Senator Williams exercise due diligence in preventing unwanted breeding with the female German Shepherd whom he knew was not spayed? Did he provide safe and humane confinement for the dog when she was not directly supervised by a responsible person?
  • Did Senator Williams, faced with the imminent birth of puppies from his pregnant German Shepherd Dog, behave in a responsible manner when he called Animal Control in March 2008, asking them to pick the dog up and return her to his local shelter which the Senator must have known had deplorable conditions inappropriate for the birth of puppies and a policy of euthanizing homeless pets?
The South Carolina Code of Laws regarding dogs can be read here and regarding Rabies vaccination here.


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Just received this in my inbox:

PLEASE CROSSPOST WIDELY

Please help this overcrowded shelter!
Oconee County Animal Control is rescue friendly.

Please save one today!

Oconee County Animal Control
321 Camp Road
Walhalla, SC 29691

864-638-8798

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
10am to 5PM

ocas@netmds.com

jaimee@all4mutz.com

There were also photos and descriptions of a number of really sweet looking dogs who need homes but I'll let you search for yourself if interested. This is their website:

http://www.oconeepets.com/



1 comment:

jan said...

Politicians always think they are above the laws they pass and often exempt themselves from those laws. I hope this is investigated thoroughly.