Letter: Humane Society needs to return to the way it was
We, members of the Verde Valley Humane Society (VVHS), urge our fellow citizens to attend the 6 p.m. Open Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Public Safety Building at 199 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. We urge consideration of, and action be taken to, revert the name from: The Adopt for Life Center for Animals (AFLCA) to: The VVHS. The name change was made by well meaning people, but, unfortunately, it has caused unnecessary confusion (including some citizens even voicing the mistaken belief that the organization is involved in the adoption of children).
We also urge reversion of the Paw Boutique Thrift Store to the longtime name The Good-Buy Shoppe for the same unnecessary confusion.
Finally, we urge that action be taken to repair VVHS's crematory, or to have it replaced. In addition to lost revenue to VVHS, grieving owners are faced with the added expense of out-of-town cremations. We heard the story of a cat being temporarily stored in a friend's home freezer. Our recently retired next-door neighbor, who was moving away, did not have his dog cremated. The dog was improperly buried, only to be dug up by coyotes (after our neighbor had moved). It was heartbreaking for us.
Connie & Sam Morey