The Need for an Animal Cruelty/Protection Advisory Board

NOTE: Originally posted by PHS in Fall, 2009.  Also, please see our news item about the county legislators establishing the board described below.

The Potsdam Humane Society’s mission includes ensuring that animals in our service area are treated with compassion and care. To this end, we understand that the process for addressing animal cruelty cases in St. Lawrence County is seriously broken and requires community involvement, in conjunction with support from our locally elected officials, County Sheriff’s Department and our County’s District Attorney.

The Potsdam Humane Society has approached our St. Lawrence County Legislators to request that an Advisory Board be established which will contain community members, legislative representative(s), and representatives from the Sheriff’s office and the District Attorney’s Office. The legislative board voted unanimously at committee to establish this advisory board. However, the process for setting this up has been delayed.

You can help ensure that this Advisory Committee is established and given the support it deserves, please fill our the BioData sheet below and return it to Karen St. Hillaire at the 48 Court St., Canton, NY, 13617 to express your interest in participating in this process and/or contact YOUR County Legislator and express your opinion about the importance of addressing animal cruelty in our communities. A link below will take you to the list of County Legislators. If you are unsure which District you are in you can contact the Board of Legislator’s office at 315/379-2276 to request this information.

Link to Advisory Board Committee BioData Sheet:
Biodata Sheet.PDF

Link to roster of St. Lawrence County Legislators:
County Clerk roster.PDF

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