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Saratoga County officials defend choice for animal shelter post

Despite age, Abele called best for director’s job

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Those involved in the selection of a recent college graduate to become the new director of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter on Tuesday defended their recommendation. Christina M. Abele of Halfmoon is 22, and her father’s development company has donated thousands of dollars over the past decade to local Republican coffers — but supervisors who selected her over 61 other candidates said that didn’t get her the job. Political connections “may get you in the ...

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March 13, 2013
1:01 p.m.

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This is OUTRAGEOUS. A nearly similar situation took place a couple of years ago at the Niagara County Animal Shelter. The incompetent politically connected son turned the shelter into a disaster which was finally brought to the public's attention by the director of the Erie County SPCA. The hue and cry from the public was amazing. Unfortunately, animals had to suffer for over a year before that happened. Let's not repeat the mistake.