January 1, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 1

Dogs Need To Be Treated Like Family

Dear Editor:

I read Barbara Gallagher’s letter about the dog that was tied/chained with no human contact and perhaps no food/water/shelter.  I, too, observed this during the summer when it was brutally hot, but the police officer whom I spoke with did check on the dog.

Animals, be they domestic, farm or wild, have no voice and only caring human beings can speak for them.  I totally don’t understand people who have animals and fail to treat them humanely. 

Dogs are such fun animals and they need to be treated like a member of the family.

Joan McKeown

St. Marie

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