Eric, I respect you and everything you do, for several months now i have been in contact with the SJA and have been forwarding him emails that people have sent to me stating that they called security for abuse and neglect cases as well as other issues and nothing was done. No one came and talked to them, no one helped those animals even after they promised they would "investigate".
I have had several meetings with public works with the last year, even before this pet policy became in place. I have offered support and suggestions at every turn and gotten no where, nothing is ever done.
So yes, I emailed the CO. I did not insult him, I told him that what the base is doing is illegal, that I have contacted security on issues, and SJA and was now coming to him because "the chain of command" was not getting anything done. I am sure you have seen it, I simply stated that if the base continued to brak Italian Laws, I would be notifying the authoritites. I find it sad that instead of trying to fix the problems, they seem to be trying to justifyig allowing people to abuse and abandon these animals.
And I know for a fact that nothing happend to the people who dumped the dog, their command was not notified to kick them out. I did not need security to tell me that.
And to jeremy, yes the pet policy states that if you wish to pet sit you have to tell housing in writing. That was done. The pet policy says you may pet sit a maximum of two pets. It does not clearly state that you can not pet sit if you have two pets, it says that a maximum of two pets may be watched as long as housing is made aware in writing. If their intent was that two pets may only be in the house at a time, and you may not pet sit a pet if you have two pets of your own, this was not made clear in policy, nor made public knowledge.
So apparently the policy is not enforced the same for everyone. It is pretty apparent that it is selectively enforced and is not adequate.
And as far as I know, NFOA is NOT a primary contact for strays, the base has made the Emergency Dispatch Center the primamry contact. But in calling them myself, they really dont do anything.
And as I stated in the beginning, this was not meant to bash anyone, this was a way for people to voice their stories about what issues they were having with getting the pet policy enforced. As you can see by the real posters here, there are issues that are not getting addressed.