Rosie reappears

Only one sentence in the letter from “Rosie” interested me. It was the question that she asked regarding breeding of dogs. I’ll tell you why I don’t think that it is OK for either mutts or purebred dogs and cats to have babies.

One hundred and seventy thousand.

170,000 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens were euthanized in 1996 alone in Los Angeles city and county shelters. 70 percent of the animals that come in, do not come back out.

170,000 loving animals killed.

Take a moment to comprehend that number. Then multiply it for each year.

It is time that we learn as a society to have mercy on the defenseless and stop the killing.

If you want a puppy, dog, cat or kitten do the right thing. Be a true animal lover and save a life. Adopt from an animal shelter. Until we can bring that number down to zero, please be a responsible pet owner and spay and neuter your pets. For every new puppy or kitten brought into this world another one loses its life.

170,000 dead pets a year is a number to be ashamed of.

Janet Flora Katz

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The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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