Human Safety Must Always Come First
First, I want to thank Animal Control officer Frank Ringelberg. He should not be chastised by a few residents of Mid South Club. If the dogs were as docile as they are being portrayed, then why was Animal Control called in the first place? Because the dogs were a nuisance or threat.
Stray dogs can be very threatening since they have run wild, and can be dangerous or deadly. These dogs have relied on their instinct and aggression to survive. That would not be conducive to human interaction. If just one person has a problem with these dogs, they should be disposed of.
Ms. Hagan was quoted as saying, “He (Ringelberg) came with one intention —to shoot and kill those dogs.” It is a good thing that the “squealing and yelping with pain” was not a Mid South resident or the officer being bitten by one or both of these animals.
Why not let Ms. Hagan, Ms. Abbott or Mr. Ainslie keep future stray dogs on their property, and then all would be well with the world?
Animal Control is a great service to this county, and I have found they go above and beyond in trying to seize these animals as humanely as possible. When it becomes a choice of a human being or an animal, I will choose the safety of the human every time. Thanks again to Animal Control and Ringelberg.
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