Good deed turns into nightmare
This letter is to help your paper reach those pet owners who abandon their pets and all others who refuse to have their small animals neutered. You have been doing a fine job on this subject recently, but here’s a story that personally infuriates me.
My daughter almost hit an abandoned cat near the Interstate 70 New Castle exit about three weeks ago. The cat is a beautiful, declawed, long-hair whose personality won my daughter’s heart. She brought the cat to my house until she could find the owner or have one of the rescue organizations take her in to find her a good home.
The nightmare begins: None of the local shelters had room for “Frankie” and none of our friends have room for another cat. We, too, already have a cat. A cat that is very territorial. “Frankie” has been put out every morning and allowed to come in at night, given the freezing temperatures.
On Wednesday morning, we let “Frankie” out but my daughter couldn’t find her Wednesday evening. When I returned home around 9:30 p.m., I found “Frankie” on her blanket in a chair on our patio. Frankie was bleeding from her chin and very exhausted. In the morning, we knew she would have to go to a vet.
We thought that “Frankie” might have been in a cat fight. We have just found out that “Frankie” was shot in the face with a pellet gun. “Frankie” is having her jaw wired as I write this letter, and we will take care of her with medicines for the next few months. It has been a nightmare for us.
The worst part is the thought that somewhere on Sopris Avenue there is a person or youngster who shoots innocent animals. Our neighborhood has many lovely cats that come around and never bother anyone. Now we must all worry about our pets.
I would hope that the person that did this mean act would come forward and help pay the vet bills for “Frankie.”
Please, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, keep up your articles on our little friends.
Bernadette and Robin Julich
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