Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.
Their “truth” was anything but true.
Their hearts were anything but helpful and nowhere near the vicinity of holy.
Keep innocence in your soul & hope in your heart.
Do not let the world & those in it steal your sunshine & leave you cold.
—Martin Luther King Jr.
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
If you are as completely and utterly outraged after reading about this heinous and CRIMINAL mistreatment of shelter animals in Chesterfield, SC. the please, please, PLEASE take action. Make the calls (even though they’ll keep putting you off and will tell you they don’t have any information or can’t transfer or connect you, it’s wearing on them daily) and FLOOD their email inboxes with reminders that we are watching and are willing to be a voice for the voiceless and innocent.
You can also read these news articles about the mass massacre of these dogs, used for target practice. Warning, the second one has GRAPHIC images of some of the dead dogs. I suggest you avoid that one. I wish I had.
MAKE THE CALLS, WRITE THE LETTERS AND EMAILS!
The town is run by the town council though, so be SURE to cc them as well: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council members: http://www.chesterfieldcountysc.com/secondary.aspx?pageID=129
Also contact the governor:
Governor Nicky Haley
Then contact the Attorney General’s office and demand that the sheriff’s own office not be able to investigate themselves and that a higher authority do so.
The Honorable Alan Wilson
P.O. Box 11549
Columbia, S.C. 29211
The Sheriff? Here ya go!
Brian Burch – Supervisor
Joe Campbell – Animal Control Officer
467 Goodale Road
Chesterfield SC 29709
Senator Jim DeMint
Rep. Mick Mulvaney