Imagine your pet dog or cat is expecting babies soon and has just been thrown in a metal dumpster with no way out. Wouldn’t you be outraged? Recently, a wonderful good Samaritan that I met had just that emotion and rescued a mama cat in a dumpster. She soon gave birth to a litter of four kittens. Of course whoever tossed that sweet, loving cat in the dumpster realized she was expecting and didn’t want to deal with the added expense of more mouths to feed.

Instead of tossing her away like so much trash, I encourage anyone considering doing this to a pet to leave it at the Wilkes County Animal Shelter for adoption. You can call the sheleter first at 336-903-7688.

There are also programs that provide spaying and neutering for reduced costs to prevent any future pregnancies.

With so much tragedy involving COVID-19, our pets can really lift our spirits and help us get through this crisis. Please cherish and protect your animals because they really are the blessings that we all need now.

SHARON BENSON,

Wilkesboro, N.C.

Sign Up For Newsletters

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.