Note: this message was received yesterday.
The emaciated injured little pit bull described below is scheduled to be killed tomorrow. No one at MCAS or at the Multnomah County Commission has acknowledged offers of help. Killing and decision making at MCAS routinely exclude citizens in the community and deny its values. It occurs always behind closed doors. The public is deliberately kept out. His records are among those in the attached set of animal status reports for January 23, 2012.
I know time is very short. Please ask the county to permit outside review in this and future cases, a promise no longer kept ot honored. County Chair Jeff Cogen’s primary role appears to be protection of colleagues at the sacrifice of public service and humane values. He has no interest in animal welfare. Correspondence follows.
Gail O’Connell-Babcock, PhD
Citizens for Humane Animal Legislation/Watchdog
Sherwood OR 97140