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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

End of the Line

Well Folks this might be the end of the line for me.
Due to County Budget cuts I have been issued my notification of lay off effective July 3rd. I am told that if the County Board of Supervisors passes the current proposal Badge Number 461 will no longer be.
I have been trying to be positive. It is hard with such an uncertain future.
I worry about how my family and I are going manage.
I worry about starting over in a new job, IF I can even find one in this economy.
I worry about the co-workers I leave behind, who's workload is going to be even more with not only myself but 6 others being layed off in animal control.
I worry about the animals in the shelter.
I worry about the animals in the field.
I worry about the people in the field.

I have always tried to keep this blog upbeat and show the funny quirky side of being an ACO. Right now it's very difficult.
I don't know what I am going to do at this point. As my regular readers have gathered I live Animal Control. My off button is rarely off. I eat sleep live Animal Control. It's like my hands are being cut off. I'm already feeling a little bit lost.

Please say a little prayer for us, me and my fellow layoff-ees, that the Board of Supervisors will understand that our services ARE needed and that losing us is not acceptable. It's not just for us and our families, it's for the animals that we devote our lives to saving and caring for.

Thank you,

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry that you're dealing with this. I read, recently, about a town whose police department is now handling animal control. I'm sure that's not working for anyone or any animal involved.

    Keep us posted!