What to do with all those cats, dogs?

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Greg Peck
January 18, 2013

Whether it be a litter of kittens found under a porch, a pack of dogs whose owner is arrested, or a cute puppy purchased at a pet shop that grew into a problem canine, Rock County has too many stray, abused and abandoned animals.

Angela Rhodes has stirred controversy since becoming Rock County Humane Society executive director in 2009. Big changes frustrated municipalities that relied on the shelter for services.

In her report Monday, The Gazette’s Catherine W. Idzerda detailed these changes, how they’ve led to a hodgepodge of animal control methods for municipalities, and how Rock County’s situation compares to those of neighboring counties.

Are these changes reasonable, and what can municipalities do? What can all of us do to help overcome our problem of too many cats and dogs?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Sunday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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