Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99
News Opinion Readers Respond

Relocate Balt. Co. animal shelter

I was bewildered that a new Baltimore County Animal Control will be built on the existing grounds of the current facility which is located in Baldwin ("Baltimore Co. to build $5 million animal shelter," Oct. 21). This current facility is not accessible to the majority of Baltimore residents. The Baldwin facility is over 20 miles from Interstate 695 in the middle of an affluent sparsely populated suburban area. As of the 2010 census, Baldwin had fewer than 4,000 of Baltimore County's 805,029 residents. With Baltimore County spread around the beltway, Baldwin sits at the far north end.

The Baldwin land was left to Baltimore County in a will for animal care purposes. It is shortsighted, however, to spend $5 million to build a new facility in an area that will not adequately serve the animals and people of Baltimore County.

I know that the time is well past for a new shelter to replace the antiquated one, but I hope that the county executive and council will look for a more central location.

Karen Brewer, Ellicott City

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it
    Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it

    It may be worth asking teachers in Baltimore City charter schools how they feel about Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed charter expansion legislation ("Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law," March 26).

  • In opposing charter schools, Democrats show their true colors
    In opposing charter schools, Democrats show their true colors

    In gutting Gov, Larry Hogan's rather modest proposal to expand charter schools, Maryland's Democratic leadership has again proved its hostility to quality public education, especially for the black poor ("Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law," March 26).

  • Why so little about Bergdahl charges?
    Why so little about Bergdahl charges?

    The Baltimore Sun has given little attention to the Army's announcement that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be charged as a deserter ("Bergdahl charges revive questions over 'Taliban 5' prisoner swap," March 26).

  • Let's discuss U.S. economic decline
    Let's discuss U.S. economic decline

    The commentary, "Why China thrives as the U.S. declines" (March 26), is especially poignant. In my opinion, it deserves a broader discussion on the editorial page and I believe it should be reprinted on the front page of The Sun as well.

  • Fracking's risks are 'considerable'
    Fracking's risks are 'considerable'

    I applaud your March 23 editorial endorsing a moratorium on fracking in Western Maryland ("Fracking deserves a pause," March 25). My considerable research reveals fracking in Maryland imposes severe and permanent environmental risks with questionable to negative long-term economic impacts to...

  • Bergdahl and Obama's poor decision
    Bergdahl and Obama's poor decision

    It frightens me to no end that President Barack Obama doesn't possess the common sense to differentiate between dereliction of duty and heroism in the Bowe Bergdahl case ("Bergdahl charges revive questions over 'Taliban 5' prisoner swap," March 26).

Comments
Loading