Do You Think Dog Warden Skeldon Helps Or Hurts Lucas County's Image

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He seems to adhere to a strict interpretation of the law. So the problem could be that Ohio's laws about dogs need to be brought closer to what the voters want.

I cannot see any way to get rid of him. If he were fired for doing his job according to the law, then he would have the right to sue the county government, and could probably receive damages. If he were offered a change in his contract that continued to pay him, but put him in an office where he could do no harm to dogs he might sue if he is a "true believer" in what he is doing, and not just a mercenary.

Old South End Broadway

Well let's see. If we use the logic of people like banana, pinkslip and others, then it's not really Skeldon who helps or hurts the image, it's the media who talk about him. See, as long as we don't talk about the mayor, commissioners, dog wardens, etc etc then there aren't really any problems at all. But when you talk about them then you are told you are being negative, a nitpicker, a right wing propogandist. So I say let Skeldon alone and stop being so negative, drop the left wing talking points about animal rights and move along about your lives. Party on!

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He is taking quite a walloping from the Toledo Blade. Probably those who oppose this rag will jump on the opposite side just so they will not be seen in league with the Toledo Blade. I do not get it myself. What is in it for the Blade to take this position? Unless this becomes part of a larger series of stories that uncover the "dirty linen" of the non-profits that oppose the warden's position. There could be some embarrassing stories in the offing.

Old South End Broadway

I don't get it. The same people who say we should neuter our animals (even when they are pregnant) are distraught that puppies were killed. I have to admit to hesitation to "neuter" a female cat who is obviously pregnant. I have no problem if I don't know they are pregnant (ignorance is bliss?), but hesitate when I see them round with kittens. Yet, I do it. I don't see the kittens coming out almost ready to breathe (that's for the vet to deal with). Maybe the dog warden has hardened his heart to see puppies as just a little further along the path of life. Not true dogs, but learning to be dogs. Rather like some cultures who view infanticide as a cruel fact of nature when there are not enough resources to go around, and they don't know enough to practice effective birth control.

Old South End Broadway

In California a part of Gov. Schwarzenegger's first step to balancing the budget (it didn't work) was to cut services. One of those cut was dog wardens.

The result was the turnaround time from pick up to termination went from a week to three days. As a result of that many communities started giving money to "no kill" shelters to which the dog warden would transfer dogs that were "adoptable" to.