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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Arkansas Mayor Faces Charges for Releasing Strays in National Forest

Helena-West Helena AR Mayor and noted mouth-breather James Valley decided to solve his animal shelter problem by releasing dogs into a national forest. Now there is a warrant out for his arrest for animal cruelty. It should also be noted that it is a federal crime to abandon animals in a national forest, although I doubt the feds will bring charges under this administration.

I understand that not every stray can't be sent off to a happy home. And, I understand that not every community has the resources and the space to run their own no-kill shelter. In cases like this, they need to have the animals put down in a humane manner. Abandoning them to slowly starve to death in a national forest is cruel and just plain bone-headed. I hope this guy gets what he deserves.

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