animal control / lack of concern for citizens safety
My word, what is WRONG with the animal control services of Asheville, NC?
They cannot even BOTHER to try stop people from feeding large wild animals that pose a risk to people's safety, i.e. bear, deer, etc.. but yet, they are starting some campaign in which they will INSIST that people must NOT chain or tie up their own animals in their own yards!
I do remember having a dog where we had a fence around the entire yard, and yet STILL we had to chain him up, because he found a way to dig out from under the fence we had!
Also.. this animal control people are putting hundreds of people's lives at risk now, because there does NOT exist any Lyme Disease shots for humans, and where there are people nearby feeding wild deer and even leaving HUGE blocks of salt out, deliberately to ATTRACT the wild deer, there are also a ball park for children close by!
How stupid is that? I wonder if any of the parents who take their kids to that ballpark are aware that there a ton of deer that come onto that park and leave their feces, and also very possibly deer ticks that carry Lyme Disease?
It saddens me to think that while we pay taxes out the nose all over the state of North Carolina, they cannot even BOTHER to tell someone to take a salt block or a pile of apples off their property, when they live in a residential neighborhood and also only a few hundred of yards from a public ball park that hundreds of people use a week!
You are a bunch of ignorant fools, Animal Control if you think you are NOT putting our very lives in harm's way!
Also, the street the ball park is off, is very heavily trafficked, even if the Lyme Disease did NOT exist, we have almost run into deer coming down the road countless times!
You're not doing your job right and you ought to be let go! You have NO right to put people's lives at risk by insisting it's SAFE or OK to leave out a huge block of salt that's only being used to attract wild deer, especially when it's within the city limits!
I have researched this same situation on the web and there's other towns in the country that also have experienced this HUGE influx of deer in urban areas, but yet, still at least they PASS an anti-feeding deer law, not Asheville though!
They even had a wild bear running around town this New Year's Eve in the the Downtown area!
It's lucky no one was attacked!
Why even bother to be an animal control officer, if you want wild dangerous animals to run freely in people's yards and put their very lives at risk, I have to ask?