Every Privatization Dog Has His Day

Dogs like Kismet Brown, shown here on Halloween, are rescued from private, nonprofit animal shelters every day. Kalkaska may some day have its own private animal shelter.

KALKASKA-The Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners is considering privatizing the county's animal shelter to safeguard against another managerial crisis such as one in June when both animal shelter employees resigned.

Chairman Mike Cox says privatization "could likely provide better care for the animals and reduce the high turnover rate of employees that we seem to have in those positions." Representatives from the Kalkaska Citizens for Animals also believe privatization might make people more inclined to donate to the shelter, since it would no longer be a tax-supported, county-run agency.