For once, I have run across something that makes me absolutely ASHAMED to live in Horry County, and even in Myrtle Beach because we are IN Horry County. There is not only no excuse for this, but it is so disgusting that the government ought to take it over immediately.
Republicans can complain all they want about Democrats wanting the feds to control everything...but this is a typical example of WHY the federal government (or Humane Society) should be controlling this type of thing.
I will say that in North Myrtle Beach, our animal shelter is wonderful. I am not sure about Myrtle Beach. But this makes me want to call in PETA and stage a release on the county shelter.
I am SO ANGRY!
Horry County shelter loses Director
Friday, Dec 07, 2007 - 05:39 PM
By Michelle Carolla
The Horry County Humane Society lost its Executive Director. The Board of Directors fired Cindy Ott, but declined to tell say why.
Humane Society President George Redman told News 13 they hope the transition won't interrupt operations.
The Carolina Forest Chronicle reported the shelter is operating at a 90-percent euthanasia rate. News 13 asked The Humane Society of the United States in DC how we compare to the rest of the country. They said rates average 75 percent or lower and that 90 percent is high.
Laura Bevan, Director of the Southeast Region of The Humane Society of the United States said, “We have received complaints about the Horry County animal shelter in the past. However, since the State of South Carolina does not regulate its animal shelters, any change to the shelter must come from within the county.
Redman said future plans for the shelter include increasing low-cost spaying and neutering, increasing adoptions and transporting animals to events to increase awareness of the shelter.
They also hope to open an adoption center on the south end of the strand and find ways to reduce euthanasia.
90 PERCENT KILL RATE??????????????????