Letter: How do we sleep at night?

When will Dalton/Whitfield start caring about pets?

Why are we OK with chained dogs, starving and freezing in the winter and suffering in the heat of summer? When will citizens and commissioners care enough to become a humane community? How do we sleep in our comfy houses at night knowing of the suffering going on right outside our doors?

These are some questions I ask myself every day. We are told we can’t get these humane laws passed here. Really? Why can they be passed in northern states? If enough people here would care and have some empathy for other living, breathing beings with feelings just like us we could and would change the laws. When will the South become a humane society?

People say they care, but actions show differently. I am so ashamed of our community where animals are concerned. We are actually quite barbaric. If we as humans would spend a night outside in one spot in weather under 30 degrees with no way to stay warm, or spend a day in the blazing sun, usually with nothing cool to drink, maybe just maybe, we would ban together and change the laws in our area and stop the horrible cruelty of chained dogs and having house pets stay outside with no relief from extreme cold or extreme heat.

Rita Burrows

Dalton

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