The carnage has been quiet, as unspeakable things are.
Last year alone, 2,124 healthy, adoptable dogs and cats were put to death at our county animal shelter.
They died in a status quo system of cruelty that was never deliberately decided upon, but simply evolved over time.
The waste of our tax dollars to kill instead of prevent unwanted births is an atrocity in itself.
I will make a case for change at the Greenwood County Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the public library on Main Street.
As a Greenwood County resident, your presence at this meeting will mean more than any words I can muster.
You can go home by 6:30, and you don't have to say a thing. And no, I'm not an animal rights activist, just a Humane Society volunteer who can no longer sleep at night.
If you're not sure whether you need to be there, watch a 13-minute documentary made by a rescue group that comes here to transport our shelter dogs to adoptive homes hundreds of miles away.
Watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1DfGWrvYdc
You'll weep. but your tears will change nothing. Your presence at our county council meeting will.
I beg you to exercise your power as a Greenwood County taxpayer. I beg to see you there.