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Karl Brubaker April 23, 2014 at 08:52 pm
Interesting. Let's talk subsidies. You- $100,826. My business- $0. Good for you I suppose.Read More http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custnumber=A11892743
Karl Brubaker April 22, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Whether it was a good or bad hire, the Rob Sauceda hiring was absolutely the definition of politicalRead More cronyism. I like Lauzen and voted for him but this hire goes against everything he promised while running. And it's filthy.
vet April 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm
From the perspective of an area veterinarian who has to deal with KC animal control on a regularRead More basis, they are still a disaster, but with significantly better PR. They are successful at navigating social media, but incapable of Animal Control. Kane County still refuses to respond to the vast majority of calls from Kane County residents regarding stray animals, and instead refers all callers to area police departments. They have a newer facility, with an expensive brick paver driveway, but lack the cages needed to house aggressive animals that are required by county law to be quarantined if they bite someone without a valid rabies vaccine on board. Instead they force area veterinarians (private businesses) to enforce county laws, and act as quarantine facilities. This is Animal Control's job, and they are incapable of doing it. Area veterinarians do a major amount of Animal Control's paperwork and fee collection regarding rabies vaccines, saving Animal Control countless man hours and money, with no reimbursement for time spent by a private business doing Animal Control's job. None of this has improved with the Sauceda hiring. This was a political hire of someone with no animal knowledge or experience. He is interested in collecting fees, not in actually doing the job of Animal Control.
Colin C. April 21, 2014 at 11:47 am
Several of my friends work with a group who make batches of box lunches and take the train to theRead More city to hand them out to the homeless every Sunday. Many of the churches in the area regularly volunteer at Hessed House and Lazarus House on a regular basis. There are lots of people who regularly volunteer to help the needy in many ways but they do not get the publicity that this animal rescue effort did. And there are many government sponsored agencies that serve those in need. When that have or create a problem they tend to get a lot of publicity but their successful day to day efforts are largely ignored. Where they do have problems it is often due to underfunding that leaves them so short staffed and over worked that they simply can't cover the territory. But also, animals are seen as helpless and dependent while humans are often seen as being the cause of their own problems and are supposed to be able to solve them themselves.