On Wednesday, County Administrator Mike Merrill even held a news conference to deny rumors that the deadly parvo virus was running rampant inside the shelter. He claimed that not only was that false, but that the number of parvo cases were actually down.
See what I mean? We are dealing with the lives ... and deaths ... of tens of thousands of animals in Hillsborough County. The issues surrounding the shelter have been festering for years, and those who operate it and even those who allegedly oversee its operation have treated the whole business like some kind of star chamber where only a few seem to know what's going on. That needs to change.