In response to the letter "Animal welfare groups can't get along" (Oct. 22): The writer seems to be ill-informed regarding the mission of local animal welfare groups and their leadership. I am president of the Humane Society, but I have to act on behalf of our membership. So do all the other board members. Every dues-paying member has voting rights and the terms of each board member are set by our bylaws. As a board, we have been reaching out to local rescue groups in an effort to combine resources and maximize effectiveness. When we get to the point of building a new shelter, it will be done with privately raised money -- not taxpayers' money.
I filed the latest grand jury complaint with the intention of stopping the horrific abuse of authority and disregard for life that the shelter leadership was displaying. The mess at the shelter is a direct result of an ineffective county Board of Supervisors. County citizens and animals deserve better.