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Homelessness ministry: Animal and human varieties

6:26 PM, May 18, 2013  |  Comments
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Having listened to interminable wrangling at the City Council meeting on May 7 concerning a city contract with the humane society shelter, it became obvious that Green Bay politicians are as incompetent in dealing with homeless animals as they historically have been with homeless human beings at the St. John's shelter.

An ironic context for this observation is that prior to the discussion concerning animal homelessness and adoption services for Green Bay, the city gave an award to the former St. John's school for "architectural" merit. The thought crossing my mind at that moment was that city government loves the building at 411 St. John's St., but it has trouble coming to terms with dependable support for the ministry that is going on inside that facility. So also is it with the ministry internal to the humane society facility at 1830 Radisson St.?

Mere seven-day housing and short-term treatment for lost and sick local animals at Packerland Veterinary Center followed by likely dispersal of some animals to possible adoption sites outside Green Bay city limits is not a good solution for local grieving pet owners looking for their lost animals nor for traumatized lost pets.

Terrence Lauerman

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