Pound has a bad connotation

Published 9:12 am Monday, January 9, 2012


I would like to thank the Tribune for all that they have done for the Freeborn County Humane Society, but there is one thing I would like to point out. In a recent letter to the editor, Dee Ambert sent out a very gracious thank you message to everyone who has helped the Humane Society with all its fundraising and volunteer help and donations of all kinds from the community. And it is so greatly appreciated by everyone.

Here is my problem, this article was headlined as “The pound says thanks to helpers.” The Humane Society has tried very hard to put a better face on the former “pound.” This word I feel projects a negative feeling for what we now have at the animal shelter. The animals are played with and treated for illnesses and injuries. They have people socializing them to make them more adoptable to the public, and using the word “pound” I feel does not do all the hard work that we, at the Humane Society have done to help the homeless and abandoned animals of Freeborn County and Albert Lea.

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Christy Forman

Albert Lea