Trash, chains, bottles and a dog found in the ditch upsetting for resident

Dear Editor;
I live northwest of town near Usona. Because of the distance from towns and large collections of people, sometimes individuals come down my road and hurl their garbage out into the ditch. This doesn’t really bother me since it means I get to dig through it and find neat items like logging chains, deposit bottles and furniture. The cleanup can be a hassle, but, oh well.

Dear Editor;

I live northwest of town near Usona. Because of the distance from towns and large collections of people, sometimes individuals come down my road and hurl their garbage out into the ditch. This doesn’t really bother me since it means I get to dig through it and find neat items like logging chains, deposit bottles and furniture. The cleanup can be a hassle, but, oh well. What is upsetting me is the fact that some people seem to have mistaken living things for trash. Take Bowser for instance. Bowser is now my puppy. She is a 10 to 12 week old chocolate lab that my father found in the ditch last week. We came to the conclusion that she is a drop off after making a multitude of “is this your dog” phone calls and the vet’s diagnosis of a hernia and skin problems. This skin problem is costing only $16 to fix. I can understand not wanting to keep a pup with medical issues. What I don’t understand is why people would drive all the way out here to abandon an animal to death instead of taking it to a vet clinic or rescue centre. It sickens me to think that there are people out there who when faced with the choice of taking a puppy to a safe place where it will be found a home, or throwing it from their car into the ditch, people choose the ditch. I don’t get this. So anyway, to the cruel creature out there who tossed Bowser into my waiting arms, “Thanks for the puppy, I hope karma bites.”

C.J. Melin