Make a difference

Dear Editor:

FURPAWS. Every animal lover notices them: The dog or cat you see each day painfully skinny and eating trash; your neighbors’ pup who is kept outside and barking 24 hours a day; a friend or family members’ dog who is constantly chained with very little food, water or shelter; that cat with no food, shelter and no proper care.

Some dogs and cats spend their entire lives alone. They need the help of concerned, compassionate people like you. It’s way past time.

“Paws-R-Riding On It” (aka) FURPAWS will be at the courthouse on Saltwell Road on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. for a peaceful stand “fur their rights.” The big laws are done at the state level, but there are a couple of things that we can demand in our county, and elected officials should take note.

FURPAWS knows if we stand in numbers, some elected officials with big hearts will help the poor “furkids” of Columbiana County with two things that can be done: 1.) Maximum sentence for animal neglect and abuse (zero tolerance); and 2.) A dog chained 24/7 is not a life, it’s a life sentence and should be considered strongly as abuse and neglect (break the chains). And we’re not talking about potty breaks.

Are you tired of seeing humans abuse and neglect there furkids? It’s past time. Help us be their voice. Be there please. We can make a difference. Who wants to be part of “we?”

Glen Taylor