I've hit on this topic a few times. Public officials should be aware that it's to their benefit to address issues that affect our community. The Parvo issue wouldn't have been as big of a deal if the press was properly addressed and actions were being taken.
Taney County Commissioners have responded and in the last meeting chose to hire full time staff at the facility.
Animal Advocates of the Ozarks has been on the offensive. It would be to the best interest of Taney citizens if they can find a way to work together. The Animal Advocates are passionate about their cause, donate time to help the facility and have intentions to expand efforts aimed at the treatment of animals in our region.
I also think they'd serve the community better as a collaborative entity...that's just my take.