Animal shelter needs support of the community

Published 2:34 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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To the Editor:
Stray animals are pulled off our city’s streets everyday; orphaned kittens and puppies are left on a doorstep or in a dumpster, often with umbilical cords still attached; dogs and cats are surrendered by owners who don’t want them or are unable to care for them any longer; animals with unimaginable injuries as a result of human cruelty are left to die.
Without our animal shelter what would happen to them? Our animal shelter volunteers and employees provide valuable services to our community. As a shelter volunteer I see first-hand the individual care that is provided to animals by the staff. They exhibit genuine concern for each animal’s well-being. But without an adequate budget, they are unable to provide shelter, food, and supplies for these animals.
Please support our Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter by contacting your commissioner ( and request they vote to fund our shelter with the monetary resources needed to serve our community and the animal within it. Rescuing, caring for, and adopting out animals are a never-ending job but an essential and enriching service to our community.

Paulette Walton

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