Those who endanger animals should pay
(Original publication: April 9, 2004)
Regarding the Saturday article, "Sickly animals seized
at breeder's home," I feel this is one of the saddest stories I have ever
read. To think someone would allow such pain and neglect to befall these
poor, helpless animals for their own profit and gain is mind-boggling.
Ruth Sonneville ran a 4-H Club to teach children how to
care for animals? How ironic.
She should never be allowed to own another animal -
much less be around children. Your article asks for donations to the SPCA of
Westchester to help care for these unfortunate animals. That is all well and
good, but how about getting a major part of those donations from Ms.
Sonneville, since she is primarily responsible for the sad predicament they
find themselves in now. I'm sure money won't be a problem for her - she got
up to $1,100 on sales for those poor animals, she works in an attorney's
office (not too shabby) and she lives in Harrison (also not too shabby).
Let's start holding people morally and financially
responsible for the helpless animals they have chosen to take care of. Maybe
if they're hit in their pocket, it would make a dent and be a good
We are the only animal God has given the power to care
for every other animal he placed on this earth. Let's start using this
Emily Frusciante, Mount Vernon
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