Animals lose if you win |

Animals lose if you win

Michelle Gardineer

Dear Editor,

Regarding your Nov. 7 article about Mr. Smith, CARE and barking dogs, I would like to say a few words to Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith, I understand that barking dogs interfere with your life. But have you considered their lives?

What have you done besides complain? CARE has utilized a vast amount of resources in trying to please you. You are the one making the real noise.

You keep saying you will win. Maybe if you persist you will. But what do you win? The respect of your peers and community? I don’t think so. I rather think you would earn much more respect if you made allowances for the hundreds of animals who are homeless and the handful of people in this world who devote their time to trying to help them.

The animals will lose if you win and that is truly sad. How much money will you spend to fight rather than using that money to help? How many animals will die because you forced the shelter to use the money on attorney’s fees instead of giving them refuge?

Albert Schweitzer said, “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” The whole world might be a little better place because of your kindness if you let this go. And maybe then, you would find the peace you are seeking.

Michelle Gardineer


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