with the Chester County Sheriff's Office: Animal Control
de Daniel Kemmer
When people see shows like Animal Cops on T.V. most people think, “How could someone do that?” or “That's just too awful to happen here.”
Unfortunately, it does happen; and unlike a television show, you can't just change the channel when you see something you don’t want to see. “But those shows always happen somewhere else,” you say.
Sadly, you could film a show worse than anything you would see on T.V. just in Chester County, South Carolina, alone. When you think about the state as a whole, the problem only gets worse.
Chester County, South Carolina, is made up of 586 square miles, and there are only a few Animal Control Officers to work that whole area. Their jobs can range from trying to find lost pets, to taking abused or neglected animals. A lot goes on in this small unit, some good and some bad; but hopefully after seeing the photographs in the book people will want to adopt animals from the shelter and give them a second chance they might not otherwise have.