LETTER: Council ignored presentation

I was specifically interested in a presentation that was being made to save our animal shelter here in Mission.

On Monday, Oct. 19, I attended the Mission council meeting. I was specifically interested in a presentation that was being made to save our animal shelter here in Mission.

Diane Davies made a very passionate and well-informed plea to save the shelter here. She even offered a very workable solution to council (which included $10,000), but it was very obvious to me that our council members do not care that animals are going to be sent to Chilliwack once the shelter here is closed.

In the past three years, more dogs have been euthanized than adopted out of the Chilliwack shelter.

This is not acceptable to me and definitely should be a concern to everyone, whether you own a dog or not. How many people realize that if their dog gets loose they are going to have to travel to Chilliwack to retrieve it? What happens if that dog owner is a senior who does not drive?

It also was very apparent to me that council was paying no attention to what Ms. Davies had to say, even to a point of ignoring her. She wasn’t thanked for her presentation, she wasn’t told that her suggestion would be considered. Nothing.

Nothing at all was said to her. It was as if she hadn’t been heard.

We left very disappointed.

Maureen Harper, Mission

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