Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Justice Served in Eatonville Animal Cruelty Case
Back in late June, I shared my thoughts about the horrendous, local animal cruelty/neglect case that occurred on an Eatonville property. Over 70 animals in terrible condition were removed from the property. South Sounders rallied around local agencies caring for the injured and sick animals, supported local government agencies handling the case, and praised Pierce County animal investigators for their hard work to help animals.
Three women in the case were charged. Read about the story that broke on the TNT right HERE. Of course judging from early morning comments to the article (and more to come), I suspect many of us would like to see stiffer penalties for this injustice to animals for the twisty moral and ethical road these women traversed. However, the laws are what they are for now and this matter was addressed to the letter of the law. This is good.
I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank all of the agencies and individuals involved in taking action, helping animals, and making a bold statement to the public that Pierce County will not tolerate animal cruelty and neglect. A special shout out to Tim Anderson and his animal investigators for doing the difficult work in this heartbreaking case.
Finally, I am proud of the compassion towards animals in our community; however, really my thanks and praise is very small compared to the love and appreciation seen in a desperate animal's eyes. They thank you too.