Shameful dog tale? |

Shameful dog tale?

Dear Editor: In reply to unnecessary doggie woes (Aspen Times letters, Aug. 2): It is cruelty to leave your dog chained to a tree without shelter, food or water. Where was this “good parent’s” note left on the tree where their dog was chained? A note left on the tree stating the dog’s name, owner’s name and cell number where they could be reached and when they plan to return could have saved their “family day.”Thankfully, we have observant officers who care more about the welfare of dogs than their owners often do. Officer Tina White cared enough to provide this apparently abandoned dog with shelter and water while he waited for his neglectful people to come for him. Shame on you, JoJo Rafferty, for demonstrating to your son that it is OK to leave a valued family member chained alone to a tree! Even your 8-year-old son was wise enough to realize the danger of leaving your dog alone. Place the blame and frustration where it belongs – on yourself. Law enforcement did their job well. Sarah CoxSilt

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