July 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Problems stem from ingnorance

Once again the fine people of Clovis are in the midst of another stupid debate — the best way to kill animals (“Dogged dilemma,” Sunday’s CNJ).

As unpleasant as the whole killing process is, it is an unfortunate reality. I mean where do all the hundreds and hundreds of litters go when the family dog or cat has them?

Yes, to the animal shelter or on the streets. My last five dogs were saved from the streets of Clovis and Portales.

How do they get there? All of us know the answer to that question, don’t we? Irresponsible, uneducated, and/or ignorant pet owners who live in nice enough homes, who drive nice enough cars, and wear nice enough clothes but never, ever seem to have enough money to spay or neuter their pets.

It’s easier and cheaper to let the pets do their thing and not be bothered by the consequences.

There are so many people who do not deserve to have pets, yet they can and do. Those animals’ lives are bleak from day one then they get to extend that misery by dying an agonizing death.

Why is Clovis always behind on animal issues? Our lovely state was the 49th state to ban cockfighting. Surely the other states must have thought we were barbarians.

I wonder how many pets the opponents of this issue have, but more importantly, I wonder how they care for them.