Not so long ago, Allegany County was the most progressive County in the State of Maryland when it came to animal welfare. The Allegany County Animal Shelter went basically over night from a 85% kill rate to a over 94% life release rate, with help from the Allegany County Government. Now, the very same County Government that once pushed the envelope to set new standards for animal welfare in the State of Maryland has fallen in to a deep hole.
Since the ruling of the MD Court of Appeals on 4/26/12, the County Government of Allegany County, MD as of today does not allow the Allegany County Animal Shelter to adopt out Pit Bulls and cross-bred Pit Bull type dogs. The Allegany County Animal Shelter basically is the only animal shelter in the State of Maryland that can not adopt out Pit Bulls and cross-bred Pit Bulls because of the ruling from the MD Court of Appeals. This is beyond shameful. For 4 weeks now Pit Bulls and cross-bred Pit Bulls in the Allegany County Animal Shelter are waiting to find a home, waiting that the County Government that once protected them, allows them to leave their kennels.
There are 3 things inherently dangerous in the State of Maryland: a Saturday night special, a vehicle and a Pit Bull. So far, the County Government of Allegany County has absolutely no problem to let county employees operate inherently dangerous vehicles. What about accidents?
Well, it happens………
Please feel free to tell the County Commissioners what you think about it:
Allegany County Commissioners:
Jenzer, Mamma Bear, Sadie, Truffles, Mikey, Cabo, Red, Pretty Girl, Skip, Sasha, Agustus, Legion, Kilo, Chewy, Yollie, Juniper, Carver, Action, Keeva, Dagwood, Caboose