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Voice of the people

May. 21, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

State track meet needs new venue

I think it is time for an upgrade or change of location for the state track meet. Surely there is a site that has parking for the many people who travel to this event.

I think walking a mile is a bit unheard of. Very few places for the handicapped, I think eight. People parking anywhere they can, blocking in buses, parking on side streets and even yards.

I just think the athletes, schools and those who come to watch deserve better.

Ralph Ross

Mason

Community fights animal rescues

I have been involved with local and non-local animal rescue organizations for years and am ashamed to say I live in a community which fights the efforts of those trying to save innocent lives tooth and nail.

Cabell County Commissioner Nancy Cartmill stated in the May 5 edition of The Herald-Dispatch that rescues "cherry pick" the best animals from shelters so "they can sell them and make money." She was even quoted as saying, "I know what rescues are all about."

She, quite obviously, has no idea. If she did, she would know about the animals pulled from shelters for rescue who battle illness and injury ... some lose, some win. THIS is what rescue is all about!

Not all animals pulled for rescue require extensive vetting, but the ones who do have bills that quickly add up into hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The rescue which has committed to help save the animal's life, whether it lives or dies, still has to pay.

It may be hard to believe but there are many people who volunteer their time, homes, vehicles and money to help innocent animals reach the happy and healthy lives they deserve.

Kathy Meadows

Proctorville, Ohio

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