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Kevin Kamenetz
Balto. Co. wrong on animal shelter photos
Balto. Co. wrong on animal shelter photos

The response by Don Mohler, chief of staff for County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, to the ACLU's lawsuit concerning photography at the Baltimore County animal shelter is disingenuous at best ("ACLU says Balto. Co. has squelched criticism of animal shelter," Oct. 19). The great majority of people who want to photograph animals are looking to reduce the 70 percent euthanasia rate at the county shelter. This is the worst euthanasia rate in Maryland. Until recently, county personnel did not take photographs, so community-generated photographs, posted on the Internet, were the only outreach available to citizens who had lost pets. Under duress, the county employees are...