As the City of Brazil and the Clay County Humane Society continue to butt heads over the city's animal control plan for 2006, area residents choose sides and give their impressions on the issue.
Matt Airhart of Brazil: "I just think the city doesn't care anymore, and they're trying to cut back. I think Brazil can do more, and they could try to be more understanding."
Amber Rogers of Brazil: "We already have to pay taxes on our dogs here. I don't feel that we should have to be taxed twice for the same thing. Other towns should have to pay too." (The CCHS receives an annual allotment from Clay County funds. Brazil is the only city within the county that has paid the humane society an additional amount in past years.)
Steve Snedeker of Center Point: "(A contract with the CCHS) has worked for years. They may be asking for more money, but there's more and more and more dogs getting dropped off in the county than there have been in the past. Also, a lot of the dogs that are being abandoned in the county come from Brazil."