Letters to the Editor

The rest of one dog's story

An open letter to the scum bag who abandoned a black dog near Monkey Hill Road and Highway 20 sometime last week. I would like you to know the rest of the story.

Many folks that live in the area tried to rescue the animal but it was too traumatized and would not trust or come near any of us despite offers of food. It just roamed up and down the road, crossing and re-crossing the highway, looking for you to return and take him home.

Early Thursday morning he crossed the highway for the last time. He was found lying in the middle of the road. He won’t be looking for you anymore.

I feel sorry for the driver that struck him. It’s a 50 mph zone and the dog’s black body must have been hard to see and there is no room right or left to avoid the inevitable.

Abandoning a dog that gave you unconditional love does not say much for you as a human being. I wonder how much respect you may have for the other living things in your life.

That’s right. I mean people.

I hope this letter gets under your skin and really ticks you off. I care less about your feelings than you cared about that black dog.

A.J. Kmiecik

Oak Harbor

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Nov 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates