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Sep. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Huntington needs to enforce leash laws

Why does City Council keep passing city ordinances, such as the dog leash laws, which they do not enforce? Why does the animal control shelter get funded? In my opinion it does not do its job. Dogs in our area have bitten people, caused a wreck and citizens have to carry ball bats to protect themselves from dogs.

Postal carriers have threatened not to deliver our mail on the side street. The U.S. Postal Service and a number of citizens have contacted animal control, City Hall and the directors for animal control, who are Cabell County Commissioner Nancy Cartmill, Wayne County Commissioner Bob Pasley and Mayor Steve Williams. Nancy Cartmill and Bob Pasley didn't have the time to return our call.

They seem to be able to catch registered dogs or young pups so they can sell them. A year or so ago we had a dog on our street who I know bit at least one person that never was caught. They managed to come and pick up her pups that could barely walk.

We have to do poop patrol before we can even mow our grass. I, for one, am tired of not being able to walk out into my yard without protection. Help us someone, anyone.

Violet Vannatter

Leroy Murphy

Huntington

Child protection services not working

Our child protection system does not seem to be working in Cabell County. After being alerted several times about a family that does not care to send their children to school, still nothing is being done about the situation. The school system also has been alerted, but again, no action! What happened to "no child left behind!"

These agencies are supposed to work on the behalf of the children's interest, but so far the children are the least of anyone's worry. It is very upsetting to know that these children are missing out on the most important learning years of their lives. Their social skills are not being nurtured and they will never be able to communicate properly in their future life.

Please agencies, I ask that you get out of your offices and help these children!

Bo Alan

Huntington

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