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County still refuses SPCA's help [Letter]

After reading the article, "Rally calls for improvements at Baltimore County animal shelter" (April 8), I feel compelled to share again, as I did to The Sun last year, that the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has reached out to Baltimore County repeatedly to offer our assistance.

We have asked Baltimore County to rejoin the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance, a local coalition of animal shelters. We have offered to share how we run programs they are considering starting or expanding such as adoptions, spay/neuter and bringing on volunteers. We have offered to take animals in need from the shelter. We have offered to share our experience in building a new facility.

These repeated offers of help have not been accepted. We are still willing to provide assistance in a variety of ways. Working together means local shelters are supporting each other and saving more animals' lives.

Aileen Gabbey, Baltimore

The writer is executive director of the Maryland SPCA.

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