‘We have let people down’: County approves euthanasia policy, kills animal ordinance progress

“Why are these animals being hurt? Why?” 11-year-old Shannon O’Connor-Larson asked the County Board of Commissioners. Receiving no response, she said, “I think I’ve made my point.” For more than 90 minutes, most of the County Board of Commissioners sat silently listening as resident after resident expressed their concern over what a proposed new animal…

Cathryn Redwine Stephens

Cathryn Redwine Stephens of Fayetteville passed away on July 10, 2017 at the age of 76. Born and raised in Fayetteville, Cathryn was loved by family, friends and the city itself. Born to Cathryn and Harry H. Redwine on January 19, 1941. As a life-long member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Cathryn’s faithfulness to…

Animal shelter policies on agenda at County meeting

Animal welfare is on the agenda at Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioners meeting. Staff is recommending adoption of an updated management/euthanasia policy for the County Animal Shelter that is likely to bring out the public, particularly local animal welfare advocates. Hamstrung with an small and aging facility, Fayette County Animal Control under Director Jerry…

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