I applaud Donn Esmonde for his excellent commentary on the Buffalo Animal Shelter on Ellicott Street. I thank him for exposing the nightmare conditions going on there. Let's all get involved and help the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals take over and run this shelter humanely.
So many others are trying to offer much-needed help, yet until the recent publicity, Mayor Anthony Masiello has ignored this problem. This is just sickening for all these innocent, helpless animals. How about accepting John Giardino's offer? The CEO of Ciminelli Construction said he would help design a new shelter and build it at cost.
The city should have a massive fund-raising effort and get the thousands of animal lovers and owners involved. Also, many, many volunteers are willing to come forward and offer help. Let's go, Buffalo. The animals are waiting.
JANET R. NOWICKI