People from the Mercer County area often contact me with stories that they feel would be of interest to my readers. Today is an example of exactly that sort of "information sharing". Below is an email message that I received from two different sources.
The letter has been submitted to the local papers as a "Letter to the Editor". Knowing the the papers are generally in the pockets of local politicians . . . it is safe to also assume that this letter will never be printed by any paper (local or otherwise). For that reason, I feel that it is important to publish the letter HERE so that Mercer Countians can remain posted regarding REAL NEWS regardless of what the local papers have in mind.
Below is the letter in it's entirety. After reading it, I am sure you will agree that District Attorney Bob Kochems has once again confused his "hats" (see the Blog reference to this HERE). The District Attorney (and his wife . . . who is never far away) seem to have their hands in TOO MANY private little clubs in Mercer County and it makes me wonder how the DA manages to claim that he is ever unbiased at all? Between his ties to the Democrat Party (read HERE) . . . his ties to the Mercer County Republican Party (read HERE) . . . his lust for drug money (read HERE) . . . or his bullying tactics (read HERE) it is difficult to tell District Attorney Bob Kochems from a common criminal.
Please read the letter below and make your own determination . . .
I will not support the Mercer County Humane Society and neither should you, this is why. For WELL OVER A YEAR NOW, I as well as many neighbors, have been trying to
get help for some starving horses and nothing has ever been done. This past Thursday, Officer Regina Martin from the PA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, knocked on my door, trying to determine just who owned the horses next to me. She had recieved a call on their hotline about the deplorable condition they were in and had come to investigate. Officer Martin assured me they would be in a shelter by Sunday, and finally get the care they so despertely needed. All she needed to do was obtain a warrant to seize them from the DA. Friday morning I got a call from her with terrible news. Renee Drogody from the MCHS had interferred with the investigation and informed District Attorney Kochems that the horses were under vet care and not in that bad of shape. He in turn refused to sign the warrant to have the horses seized. It appears DA Kochems wife just happens to be on the board of the MCHS, which in my opinion should have been a conflict of interest. Therfore, the ethical thing he SHOULD HAVE done, was to remove himself from the decision making process. My question is, why would a so-called employee of the Humane Society,block help to these poor suffering, starving, non sheltered horses? Isn't that the job they are getting paid to do? Aren't they supposed to prevent cruelty to animals? It would appear Ms. Drogody has some sort of connection with the owners, which has prevented her from upholding the oath she took. So if anyone knows of any abused animals, please call THIS HOTLINE: 1-866-601-SPCA, you will get immediate response. Also any donations made with the prevention of cruelty to animals in mind, would be better off sent at to: PSPCA 350 E. Erie Avenue Philadelphia PA 19134, they service all of Pennsylvania much more efficienly and professionally. In conclusion, I have included some of the nauseating and I will warn you, very disheartening photos of the horses and what has been allowed to happen to them under the watchfull eye of our Dispicable so-called Humane Society of Mercer County.