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Letter: Heartless act

December 26, 2012

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To the editor:

Driving to work last week, I drove over a hill to see a car stopped in the middle of the road. In the moment the car drove away, I saw what I first thought were little birds in the road. As I came closer, I realized they were two very sad looking little Chihuahuas. They were trembling in the cold, clearly lost and confused. When I stopped and opened my car door, they jumped in. When I picked them up to carry them into the shelter, I realized there was fecal matter caked on their tummies and legs. They were skin and bones. Their little ribs and each vertebra were clearly visible.  

Why would a person not take them to a shelter long before they reached this pitiful state? How could a person a dump a 3-pound dog on a dirt road without a house in sight? They are very tiny, very sweet little black and brown Chihuahuas. They will be available for adoption in three days at the Topeka shelter.

I made a conscious decision to protect those vulnerable little dogs. I am still struggling with not being able to follow that car to get the tag number. Individuals with so little regard for animals are unlikely to have more regard for people. I can only hope that their conscience will provide them with many sleepless nights.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 3 months ago

Individuals with so little regard for animals are unlikely to have more regard for people. I can only hope that their conscience will provide them with many sleepless nights.

Dear Peggy, thank you for stopping and caring for these two dogs. Peggy I am sorry to say these people probably won't lose sleep over this. No, instead pray that they gain a conscience so that tenderness returns to their hearts, so that they may know the love and reciprocity of sharing a healthy bond with another living being, whether that be a human or a dog. For these people are to be pitied first, and if we knew who they were, punished to prevent such acts.

But some time in the future they too will look up in dependence and may recall how they looked down so heedlessly upon the two little wayfarers whom you rescued and know cold horor deep in their hearts.

Dogs are a most special gift to us mortals, given, I believe, to teach us some about angels. I treasure my dog every day, and he helps me.

Thanks PeggyI'm glad you helped those two dogs.
/gnome

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Mike Gerhardt 1 year, 3 months ago

I am certainly glad you were there.

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Kirk Larson 1 year, 3 months ago

You, Madam, should you believe in such things, have earned your wings.

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Brock Masters 1 year, 3 months ago

I am glad you were there at the right time. Just sad to think of what they endured and would have further endured if you weren't there.

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