The municipalities began the transition into management, and went on a nationwide search for a new director. Over 55 applicants from across the country were reviewed, and March brought the announcement that David Flagler was chosen.
Mr. Flagler's first day was Monday, April 8. We expected a lot of things to be coming in the next few months- an announcement that adoptions would finally be allowed from the pound, plans for improving the volunteer program, creative ideas for shelter enrichment.
What we did not expect was silence on day one from the new Executive Director as a euthanasia list was made. By the time anyone from the outside realized what was happening, 6 of the 10 dogs on the list were killed. Official documentation shows that 6 cats were killed, employees report that 8 cats were killed.
Here are a few of the faces lost.
It appears that the time to stand up and be a voice for those who cannot speak is upon us yet again. The status quo is just not good enough.
We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.
― C. JoyBell C.