By Daniel Jones, editor
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Although that quote from Gandhi is decades old, it says a lot about how a society operates, and that their attitudes toward the least of their citizens is the way it should be judged.
For a number of years, Sabine Parish was without an animal shelter, but ten years ago that changed after the citizens of the parish worked hard on fundraisers before seeing fit to enact a very small property tax, which brought about the shelter and funds to run it.
Longtime lawman and former town of Many Police Chief Dean Lambert painted a gruesome picture of what enforcement was before the tax.
“Oh what I would have given for the shelter to be in operation when I was chief,” Lambert said. “The police were receiving constant complaints about stray dogs in packs that were attacking their dogs, or worse, threatening them or their children.”