By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Council addresses animal shelter issues


Last updated 12/27/2022 at 1:47pm

Special to the Journal

The photo shows the condition of the city-owned animal shelter in Ritzville.

RITZVILLE – In a recent letter to the mayor and City Council, seven residents expressed concerns over conditions at the city-owned animal pound.

The letter cited Title 5 of the Revised Code of Washington about "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."

The letter was signed by Melody Bartlett, Melinda Benzel, Peggy Crossler, Leslie Greenwalt, Stacy Jones, Mikki Kison and Briana Larse.

In the opinion of the residents, the pound did not meet regulatory standards.

The letter acknowledged "the (Ritzville) facility is not meant to be a long term hold" and "our law enforcement officers work hard to...

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