EMAIL ACTION NEEDED
On January 7th, 2011 in the town of Waxhaw, NC which is in Union County a preventable tragedy occurred when a young girl named Makayla was killed by two (neglected/abused) pit bulls (http://www.unioncountyweekly.com/news/2011/01/could-dog-attack-have-been-avoided-2/#comment-78 ).
Waxhaw has NO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS. Had Waxhaw had competent animal control officers in place this tragedy NEVER would have happened.
Union County Board of Commissioners initially approved to create a committee made up of experts in animal related fields (trainers, animal care experts, animal education experts as well as 501C3 rescue members) to guide the community regarding animal issues.
January 6th one day before this tragedy the Union Board of Commissioners decided this committee was not needed.
Union County Commissioner Jonathan Thomas is now calling for a ban or restrictions on “pit bulls”. Had their own ordinances such as 90.21 been enforced that allows for the removal of dogs based on the fact that they are running free this never would have happened!
Please contact the below city/county/state officials regarding this most important issue: