Eye On Modesto

Thoughts and observations about Modesto and Stanislaus County

Animal Abuse Ordinance to be Discussed at JPA meeting Thursday at 9:00AM

A montage I (Valente Q.C.) made with pictures ...

A montage I (Valente Q.C.) made with pictures that I took for the Infobox in the Modesto, California Article. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Emerson Drake

Thursday 12/20 at 9:00 AM an animal abuse ordinance is going to be discussed which would allow cities to prosecute abusers, since our District Attorney, Birgit Fladager refuses to .  It’s a sad situation when cat killers like Phillip Sumner and Jeff Reed are allowed to lure, trap, and abandon animals without any penalties.

The meeting is going to be held at 3647 Cornucopia Way at the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency.  The Modesto City Council has taken the lead along with Chief Balentine and Captain Harris from the Modesto Police Department,  and we hope an ordinance will be in place by early February.  I know it won’t bring  justice to those suffering from past abuse, but hopefully it will help prevent future occurrences.

And if you can find time feel free to give our District Attorney Birgit Fladager a call and ask her why she won’t protect our pets.

Her phone number is 525-5550  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised no email is listed on the County’s website. Or if you are so inclined, appear at a Board of Supervisors meeting and tell them how you feel.

I went and spoke to them last night about this and other subjects during Public Comment Period.  They appreciate all of the input the public is willing to give them.  It’s towards the beginning of their meetings so you can speak and stay and listen or leave when you’re through.

They’re a friendly Board  and it really is almost painless.

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