Seagoville is rural Texas, with a population of only 15,000 people. Not exactly the kind of place you would expect to be a bastion of caring for dogs and cats. But, it is. The story of how that came to be can help every municipality in the world to achieve the same thing.
Bravo to Sergeant Karl Baileysult, for creating alternatives to killing, appreciating his community, and inspiring people near and far. "Sergeant Bailey started work at 9:00. At 9:01 he closed the gas chamber. At 9:02 he told the staff the killing stops." And it did.
Stories like this reaffirm our belief in the responsible and wonderful public. One of these days, it will be our Roanoke tale that is told, and folks across the country will be inspired by you, the volunteers working so hard to make it happen. (Click here for the You Tube version).
The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.
~ Joss Whedon