I know the initial headline of “a letter from a shelter director” doesn’t grab your attention. But I hope you will give this letter another look and learn something new. Take the time to read it and recognize the heroes of animal control the same way we recognize other first responders. And recognize the difficult public service our animal control officers provide and the human element of this service. We ask that you read this letter and share with friends and colleagues. DCAP takes this issue seriously and asks all of our partners to sign the Humane Discourse Pledge.