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Letter to the editor: Stop shooting cats

To the editor:

Last night, our kitty, “Opie,” came into the house bleeding profusely from his eye and crying in pain. We called The Dalles Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Davidson agreed to meet us at the clinic. His examination later in the evening showed that “Opie” had been shot through his eye and the extent of the damage done was as yet undetermined, but the eye was destroyed.

They do surgery today to further determine other damages and remove what is left of his eye. We are sick and mad that our kitty was cruelly and heartlessly used for a target by some irresponsible person.

Dr. Davidson said he thought the damage was caused by an airgun or something that shoots .17 or .22-size pellets. If anyone knows someone in the Mill Creek area who might have this type of weapon and who might have done such a horrible act, please contact the Wasco County Sheriff.

Our kitty was the target last night. Will your pet or even your child be the next target. Parents, if you have allowed your child to own any type of gun, are you supervising them when they use it?

Pellet guns are dangerous. They can put someone’s eye out. In fact, one did.

George and Sandy Sargeant

The Dalles

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