By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Resident advocates for animal euthanasia services in town


Dorothea Rooney is advocating for the borough to help with getting someone certified to euthanize pets who are sick or injured, as Rooney had to do herself with her sister's dog Lilly, pictured here, last November.

For Dorthea Rooney, her appeal to the borough assembly was born out of a personal tragedy. She requested some form of animal control that could provide euthanasia for pets in cases of illness or injury.

Her sister's large, 13-year-old dog Lilly, who served as their mother's emotional support animal, had become unable to move her back legs. "She was basically paralyzed," she said.

The house where Rooney's sister and mother lived had 40 stairs, and with Lilly's size and 100-pound weight, it was impossible for them to get her outside. The sister reached out to veterinarian Judge Conniff of Skooku...

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