To the Editor,
I would like to write a response to last week’s Warren County Record article on the lawsuit filed against Warren County by No Time to Spare Animal Rescue & …
To the Editor,
I would like to write a response to last week’s Warren County Record article on the lawsuit filed against Warren County by No Time to Spare Animal Rescue & Sanctuary.
The restrictions that the Commissioners of Warren County have placed on No Time to Spare Animal Rescue & Sanctuary are unreasonable and without merit. The Planning & Zoning approved the conditional use permit with reasonable requirements, which most had already been in place, and the others were remedied immediately although they were given six months.
The Planning & Zoning testified to the Commissioners at the appeal that they recommended the CUP, and having an animal shelter was greatly needed. The conclusion of the appeal was also in favor of No Time to Spare.
So, why are they putting restrictions on them that change where they can rescue, which are limited areas, and telling them a number of animals they can hold at one time, when they are more than capable of handling more and are in good standing with the Dept. of Agriculture?
These restrictions are very detrimental to the existence of No Time to Spare, which has been operating for 10 years. These restrictions will not allow us to save as many animals as we have in the past. This is at a time when approximately 355,000 animals are being euthanized per year (statistics received by Best Friend Animals Society). They have been left with no choice but to file a lawsuit to save this non-profit animal rescue, which has saved thousands of lives!
In conclusion, No Time to Spare is fighting to keep the rescue open. They are fighting to save animals in need. If we only take animals from a small area and are limited to how many, we cannot sustain and stay open.
They are a non-profit that has successfully grown by good management, resources and their own fundraising.They do not receive any financial help from Warren County or other government agencies. No other shelters that they are aware of are restricted on where they can take animals.
If you are as outraged as I am, please express your thoughts to Joe Gildehaus, the Presiding Commissioner of Warren County, 101 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 302, Warrenton, MO 63383.