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Animal Charity ends assistance to calls of abuse, neglect

Published: Tue, January 11, 2011 @ 9:00 p.m.

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 Vindy.com


1CassAnn(252 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

I hope someone responsible and trustworthy steps up to the plate to take this over. Good riddance to bad apples that harrassed the Cat Ladies Society!

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2gr8bnretired(21 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

Gee, what happened? Maybe the public tired of their heavy-handed tactics!!! Animal welfare, indeed! They killed approximately 100 cats that could have made excellent pets in loving homes! Maybe probate court can appoint a more responsible, compassionate agency and animal lovers in the county can give it grass roots financial support as I will. In my estimation, "charities" that have too many paid positions aren't charities!

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3oakiedoky(6 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

Sounds like they might have been let go???? If the donations were up this year like Joe commented on the news, sounds like they haven't been doing their job!!!

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4Ginger76(178 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

Now there are no Humane Agents for Mahoning County.

It's now in the hands of The Mahoning County Pound? What a joke...they can't keep dog licensing straight or i.d. a male/female dog correctly.

Mahoning County's mistreated animals haven't got a chance. Thank goodness there is "For the Dogs".

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