Letter to the Editor (Submitted to The Pilot January 22, 2020 – Status: Unpublished)
The recent Pilot editorial attempting to evaluate the latest animal-killing crisis in Moore County is somewhat misleading. Although well-intentioned prevention programs are helpful in reducing animal intake (although not eliminating it) they are not an exclusive solution. Certainly, the kill numbers would be even more appalling but nobody can determine with exactitude to what extent. They are non-quantifiable and do not prevent the ongoing killing of adoptable animals currently at our public “shelter” at the alarming rate of nearly 100 per month.