Be kind to animals during winter

Having had our warning of the wintry weather to come, it is time to prepare for the pets.

Dear Editor:

Having had our warning of the wintry weather to come, it is time to prepare for the pets. Please don’t leave them outside for extended periods of time, especially at night.

If they have lost their appeal and become a burden, then please don’t abandon them to try to survive on their own but be responsible and caring and take them to a vet or SPCA to be euthanize; it’s kinder than them starving or freezing to death. Don’t assume some kind soul will take them in. These are precious lives and deserve better.

How many times have you seen a poor, thin, bedraggled cat huddled under a vehicle to keep warm or a lost dog running frantically through the streets looking for its owner who has dumped it off. Just another stray. Unfortunately, having been a lifelong member of the SPCA and Humane Society, I have seen this many times.

Most people are kind, thank goodness.

Prudence Mason

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