A citizen committee has made some public complaints about conditions at the animal shelter in Anderson, SC. Allegations include failure of the shelter veterinarian to provide care to sick animals, poor management by the director and an ongoing problem with large rats at the shelter.
“Neglect and apathy are going on out there,” said Wanda Crane, director of the Anderson County Humane Shelter and a member of the advisory committee. “I think that you need to have some kind of system overhaul to do something about it.”
Of course saying that out loud causes the red light with the dollar sign on it at HSUS to start flashing:
[Eddie] Moore, head of the county council animal welfare ad hoc committee, said he would pursue a study of the effectiveness of the shelter offered as a possibility by the Humane Society of the United States.
Price tag for the 3 day study? $15,000 to $20,000.
Moore also said that a separate salary and effectiveness study of the entire county government, a study for which he is pushing, would also examine the shelter. He said a time-study expert has also volunteered to look at the shelter, which would be in addition to the two paid studies.
So some person who is an expert in time-study is willing to volunteer time and effort to help out the shelter but the Humane Society of the United States needs $20 grand before they’ll help? OK, then. Just so we’re clear on where everyone stands.