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Power of compassion

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Dear Editor:I should like to tell this story which I think is nothing short of a miracle: My year-old cat was missing for five days, so I had almost given up hope when I called the animal shelter. They said a cat like ours was run over on Highway 82 and was dead. They suggested calling the ABC Animal Hospital. When I did, I received the news that he was still alive, had suffered a head trauma, but was making progress.Apparently some kind person picked him up off the road and laid him out of harm’s way. Then a sheriff’s deputy saw him and went to the trouble of taking him in his car, keeping him warm and comfortable, and taking him to the ABC Animal Hospital as soon as they opened the next day. The hospital took care of him, not knowing if they would ever find his owner.It is wonderful to know how many good and compassionate people there are. Thank you so much, everyone, though I don’t know all your names. Thank you, Scott and Monique at the hospital, for giving Timmy such good care and a ride home in Monique’s car. Thank you also to the good Samaritans who stopped for a little cat on a busy highway. I will not forget the kindness shown by all involved.Anita SeedorfAspen

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