Animal Charity ends assistance to calls of abuse, neglect

BOARDMAN — Citing financial problems, Mahoning County’s only humane agency no longer is providing help for neglected and abused animals.

Gary Pilcher, chairman of the board of the nonprofit agency, said Animal Charity will return to its original mission: providing low-cost veterinary services, including spaying and neutering, particularly for low-income people.

“We decided to go back to our core principles, our core business,” Pilcher said.

Joe Borosky, and Nikole Baringer, former humane agent and chief executive officer, respectively, said they learned after a board meeting Monday evening that they were out of jobs when contacted by The Vindicator on Tuesday. Two part-time animal care-takers were also let go.

That means there is no agency in the county to handle animal abuse and neglect calls, Borosky and Baringer said.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator and

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