Friday, November 20, 2009


Skeldon to step away as dog warden

Lucas Co Dog Warden set to retire Jan 31, 2010

Updated: Thursday, 19 Nov 2009, 6:22 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 19 Nov 2009, 10:00 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio - In a letter received by Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken Thursday morning, County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon said he is going to retire from his post effective Jan. 31, 2010, a job he has held for the past 22 years.

Skeldon plans to use his leftover vacation time, which would make his final day at the pound at the end of December. In the letter, Skeldon said he felt privileged to have served the community for 22 years and that he took his position within the county seriously.

Read entire article here. Keep reading for some interesting viewpoints as you get to the comments section.

I want to thank Tom Skeldon for performing a very tough job for many, many years under such scrutiny. He is a great man and a caring person. Being micromanaged by the entire city would drive anyone into early retirement.

Good luck to you Tom. Your supporters are behind you.


Jeff Schaaf said...

It's a shame that another Ben Konop witch hunt has forced another Lucas County employee into early retirement. Aren't there bigger county issues to deal with than the dog warden??

Moustache said...

Thank you Tom Skeldon for your years of service. I wonder how many injuries or deaths you prevented with your stance against pit bulls and dangerous dogs. Konop is petty, mean, and vindictive.

Moey said...

Konop is a complete and total idiot!

I wonder if he and John Robinson Block are prepared for the fall out that will take place once the rules are relaxed and children start being attacked.

Just a side note: Tom was awarded with the Dog Warden of the Year award for the ENTIRE COUNTRY in 2008...