A group of area citizens are asking Madison County Animal Control to reduce the numbers of pets killed in their facility by allowing adoptions to the general public. A staggering number of animals are put down each year, according to one of the group's organizers, and now talks have begun to move the process of adopting more of the pets, rather than killing them.
Jackie Spiker of Hope Rescues in Alton says they are asking the county to reduce the restrictions to rescues and shelters who are licensed in the state of Illinois and allowing for more dogs to be saved from death. Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons sat in on recent talks, and says progress was made.
There is a new group that has gained thousands of supporters in a little more than a month. To support this group, log on to this story at AltonDailyNews.com and follow the link, or call 618-979-1908.