Man’s best friend
To the Editor: Please do not dump your unwanted dogs on the side of the road. I don’t think the people who do this realize all the consequences of their actions, and the pain and suffering they are responsible for. Maybe if they were, they would spay and neuter their pets, so there would be fewer unwanted animals.
Our beloved, athletic, loving, playful Havanese, named Nugget, was killed Jan. 11 by a pack of stray dogs. He was a member of our family, and we are still very much in mourning. The stray dogs that irresponsible people dump along county roads are not exactly “wild.” They do not know how to hunt, and usually starve to death. Those that survive may become vicious, and will mistake a small athletic dog for a prey animal. Please, if you do not want your dog, at least take it to the Animal Shelter.
There is a reason dogs are called “Man’s best friend.” Consider the debt we owe our four-legged friends, and how their company makes us human.
C. David Eagle