WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Pet owners have enough expenses without misspent animal fees

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A while back, I wrote a letter that you published in your paper (“Blame county commissioners for lack of animal shelter funds,” April 28). Today, what I’m writing about is also a true story.

I used to own a black Lab named Lady. Animals get sick, just as we do. So I took her to the vet, Dr. Liz Cotton. She wanted me to give Lady insulin two times per day with the long needles — but they hurt her, so she wouldn’t come to me when I called her. So I had to change the needles so I could give her the shots with shorter needles.

After that, she didn’t give me any problem. I took her everywhere with me! I gave her the shots. Not only did I have to pay the vet, but I also had to pay for the insulin, $30 per bottle.

Having those pet fees to pay added another expense. Those pet fees should have already built the new animal shelter years ago. To send those pet fees to the general fund is stealing in my book.

Ann S. Brown

Wilson

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