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Have compassion for animals

I would like to advocate a voice for the domesticated neighborhood animals in our community that are consistently being bullied and even murdered.

I just moved to Nevada County from Sacramento, where the consensus of the treatment of animals is “far game” and “anything goes.” I see now that no matter where you go, animals will be picked on and abused. Just reading in the paper last week, a neighbor had put up a board with nails attached on a fence between properties, presumable to injure the neighbor’s cat so that it does not jump over the fence. And remember a few weeks ago when the police were looking for someone who shot and killed two dogs?

Why people? Why go to these cruel acts? Animals just want to be loved and cared for. They are just like small children, inquisitive and exploring their surroundings. God put us in charge of the animals, so why hurt them? And even if you do not believe in God, we all have a moral responsibility for the defenseless. Have compassion for the lesser things.

Michelle Diosdado

Penn Valley

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