Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don’t give pets as gifts

As the holidays approach, I’d like to remind people to consider our animal friends. What I’d like most to convey is this. Please, please don’t give animals to people as gifts, to those who have no way or knowledge on what these animals need in the way of care. Some people give kittens, puppies, even horses to children who have no way to take care of them. And as soon as the puppy or kitten poops on the floor in the house, they are sternly thrown out in the hard weather and snow to try and survive. Of course they can’t.

I’ve seen this happen way too many times. People, please have a heart. Don’t give animals as Christmas gifts to those who don’t want them or don’t know how to care for them!

Lee Smith


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