|Published: 8:17 PM, 12/07/2012
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
My name is Judy Roberts. In the November 17-18 issue of
the Newport Plain Talk, your reporter, Nelson Morais, did a piece on an injured
cat named Patches, who came to my
house after it had apparently been ran over by a car. I was hoping the story would
help me find a good home for Patches after recovering from the injuries.
The story was wonderful, and I would like to thank Mr.
Morais and your entire staff for caring enough to do this story. I wanted to
make sure that Patches was physically ok for someone to adopt, so yesterday we
made a trip to my veterinarian. Unfortunately, Patches had internal medical
problems that would never be better, and I had to make the decision to
euthanize Patches. It broke my heart because I was expecting to bring Patches
I had fallen in love with Patches, and Patches had
learned to love and trust me. Patches was suffering, so I had to do what I
thought best. My only consolation in all this is that I know that for the last
two months of Patches' life, Patches was loved.
I write this to let all the people out there know that
they need to take care of their own animals, and not discard them for someone
else to take care of. I get attached to animals very easily, so I get my heart
broken over and over when I have to deal with an abandoned animal.
Since the Christmas season is right around the corner, I
would just like to say please do not give your children pets for Christmas
because they are not going to take care of them, and if you are not committed
to take care of them for their entire life then you do not need a pet. Also,
pets need a good, loving home. They do not need to be put in an 8-foot by
8-foot pen or tied up to a tree to spend their entire lives and hope someone
remembers to feed them and say a kind word to them. And they definitely do not
need to be thrown out with the garbage if you get tired of them. You should
find them a good home or make a trip to the animal shelter yourself instead of leaving
it for someone else to deal with.
Yes, God gave us dominion over the animals so that we
would take care of them, not mistreat them. Please take care of your own
animals or at least be responsible and find someone who can.
Thank you for letting me voice my opinion.
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