The morally and (almost) financially bankrupt town of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania came up with a decidely unique solution to stray dogs in their fair city.
Harrisburg lacks the money to pay an animal shelter to take in strays, so its police department issued a memo last month giving officers the option of shooting dangerous dogs and dropping their carcasses at a state Department of Agriculture loading dock.
Surprisingly, local dog lovers have a problem with that.
A member of the governor’s Dog Law Advisory Board warned such a policy would be illegal, saying state law required stray dogs to be kept for 48 hours before any decision to euthanize them.
According to city officials, they are “rethinking” the current policy. They seem like a bright bunch, I’m sure they can come up with something.
Late last year, Harrisburg made the news when it tried to declare bankruptcy. A court struck down their bid. Are these guys on a roll or what?