Tuesday, December 16, 2008
DogsBite.org Issues First National Award
Toldeo, Ohio (December 16, 2008) -- Tom Skeldon has vigorously worked to prevent horrendous pit bull maulings resulting in serious injuries or death of human beings, their domesticated pets and livestock. As the prevention of these horrific attacks have a clearly higher social priority over other animal issues best addressed by non-profit animal welfare organizations, his tireless focus on the growing dangerous pit bull epidemic, while enduring relentless unfair attacks by organized groups with both open and hidden political pro-pit bull agendas, has earned Tom Skeldon the justifiable reputation as the most effective dog warden in the United States of America. His dedication to protect the residents of Lucas County and other people across North America through his consultation, education, and testifying for other jurisdictions facing their own epidemic of pit bull attacks, from the shores of the Pacific, to the heights of the Rocky Mountains, and into the colder regions of Ontario, Canada, reflects greatly upon him, the Office of the Lucas County Dog Warden, and all of Lucas County Ohio. Through his efforts, hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada are better protected from these inherently dangerous dogs, resulting in the prevention of several fatal and near-fatal pit bull maulings. Therefore, upon this 16th day of December, 2008, DogsBite.org hereby bestows upon Tom Skeldon, the Dog Warden for Lucas County Ohio, its award for DOG WARDEN OF THE YEAR -- 2008.
DogsBite.org will be issuing additional awards for the year 2008 on January 5th, 2009.
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| 12/16/2008 5:13 AM |
Additionally, he has the highest licensing rate in the state of Ohio, so dog owners shoulder more of the A/C infrastructure costs instead of relying soley on the taxpayer.
The Nutters hate him, so he must be doing something right!
| 12/16/2008 11:04 AM |
It's difficult to immediately appreciate the hazards of a public position when the goal is simply to act with integrity in the interest of people and pets. Tom Skeldon has done this despite the distractions and antagonism of selfish special interests.
"It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it." And some people do it with exceptional skill and class.
Congrats to Tom Skeldon!
| 12/16/2008 3:22 PM |
Tom Skeldon is responsible for SAVING THE LIVES AND LIMBS of countless citizens in his community
And he has had to take a tremendous amount of abuse and threats from DOG FIGHTERS and the DOG FIGHTER BREEDER LOBBY just because he had the courage to stand up for the rights of citizens and their pets against the few thugs that insist that they have the right to own aggressive dogs that hurt and kill people.
| 12/16/2008 5:03 PM |
Tom Skeldon executes his job duties that few in the field are willing or able to do. I can't think of a person better suited to stand up to dog fighters and pit nutters.
Please come to my city and show my ACOs how the job is supposed to be done!
| 12/18/2008 6:18 AM |
The Nutters are outraged! How dare he enforce the and not pretend that Pit Bull are legally declared vicious dogs in Ohio!
His time would be better spent concentrating on Level 1 fear bites from Cocker Spaniels and Poms! There are so many overbred pit bulls needing homes! How dare he!
I can't wait to see the response from the "Worst A/C Department of the Year"!
| 12/21/2008 12:45 PM |
Tom Skeldon should be appointed the STATE Dog Warden. Just take a look at this mess in Franklin County Ohio. it sounds like Nathan Winograd and Jere Alexander have taken over the joint.