Once again, thousands of dogs and cats in Kansas need our help immediately.


  Once again, thousands of dogs and cats in Kansas need our help immediately.
    The governing powers in our state are once more seeking to bury the Kansas Animal Health Department within the vast nether regions of the Ag Department.
    Within this past year, many thousands of animals were rescued from deplorable conditions by the Animal Health Department. These actions are never taken lightly, and only when animals are in need of immediate attention due to adverse conditions.
    The inspectors within the Kansas Animal Health Department are the people that grant breeding and kennel licenses to those persons that have breeding kennels, animal shelters and other related facilities across our state. They conduct regular inspections to ensure a minimum quality of animal care. When facilities do not meet minimum standards, they work with the owners so that certain requirements can be met.
    Without such oversight, what will happen to the animals that live in the really awful places? This "melding" of departments will surely slow down response time, and protocols could be compromised.
    There are good breeders out there, but concern for animals in horrendous conditions should be paramount. No living creature should have to endure living in filth, existing without love and compassion, being cold or hungry or isolated. Please don't let this happen.
    Please contact your representative as soon as possible. Let them know that you do not want animals to suffer with no hope that they will be helped by someone.
    If the Kansas Animal Health Department "goes away" into a gigantic agency, it will mean that thousands may suffer and die alone. Let them continue to help those with no voice. They need your support right now, today!