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Letter to the Editor: Don't abandon your cat

— Help for cats

To the editor:

On the morning of Sept. 14, someone dumped a half-grown kitten in the hospital parking lot. Very scared, it cried for hours but wouldn’t let anyone get close enough to grab it.

Animal abandonment is against the law and fines can and should be imposed. Anyone dumping an animal should be driven miles out of town and left on a dark road somewhere.

I’m hoping that someone finally caught this kitten and turned him in at the shelter or gave him a loving home. I was told he was not in the parking lot the following morning.

With the pet rescue groups in this area that offer assistance for spay and neuter, there is no excuse for anyone to not get their animals fixed.

If you need help placing an animal or to get them fixed, contact the local humane society or a veterinary clinic to get phone numbers. Each group has specific criteria for their program.

Home at Last and Catlink are in The Dalles. Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue is in Hood River. Gorge Kitten Project is in Lyle.

Betty Mercado

The Dalles

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