Hey bureaucrats, let's get to work
Dan DeWitt raises some interesting "why'' questions and is 100 percent right when he says it is time for the bureaucrats to get off their rear ends and find the answers. That probably won't happen.
Gov. Rick Scott has emasculated the water resource agencies and has staffed them with political flaks beholden to him. There is a big push to revive construction and Scott needs this to meet his promise of 700,000 more jobs. This will result in a lot more water being pumped and nothing will be done until the well runs dry and that will be too late.
John Ennis, Hudson
Friends of NRA banquet a success
The recently held Friends of the NRA Banquet was once again a huge success, which helps to fund many worthwhile programs. This year, proceeds from the beverage sales, $737, were donated to the Lacoochee Boys & Girls Club.
Our thanks to San Ann Liquors, the many volunteers who rarely receive the credit they deserve, and Bill Bunting, who again chaired this event, and his wife, Ann, who worked untold hours in preparation.
Robert F. Hatfield, Dade City
Animal Services needs more teeth
It has not ceased to amaze me how people can ignore the fact there always is the possibility of a spontaneous pit bull attack, no matter how gentle the dog is toward its owner.
It's also hard to conceive the idea that a fragile, shaky, thin woman could handle the leash walking a strong pit bull, especially the one that crushed and killed a little old cat on my property. It was witnessed by my neighbor and all the dog's owner said was she was nervous and had to go home for her medicine.
I repeated this to Animal Services, which made many unsuccessful attempts to contact the owner at her home. The case was closed permanently. One month to the day later, she was walking the dog around our neighborhood after 6 p.m. and again very early in the morning.
Animal Services suggested I take picture or a movie of her when she can't hold onto the leash or is unstable walking the dog. I'll be 77 years old and darned if I'm going to let her lose that leash while I'm filming. I can't beat a pit bull. I don't have a death wish, nor do I stalk.
We need stricter laws and strong enforcement, not just words on paper.
Beverly Svensson, Hudson