Friday, October 12, 2007

Dave Clarke Oughta Look at This

Good old Sheriff Joe. You know, the Maricopa County guy...

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over and the County Supervisors said okay. The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million.

And, reportedly, the prisoners love the duty.

HT: The (SF) Shepherd

1 comment:

capper said...

Dad, even you should be aware by now that would never happen. We already have the farm and trout pond at HOC, and every year, Walker tries to kill it.