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December 13, 2009
Salem News

Grief-stricken over

loss of family cat

To the editor:

There have been many times that I have had a strong opinion that I thought warranted a letter to you. I have never written before; believing that whatever irked me would soon pass. The incident that I am about to share with you is too important to let slide under the table.

Last night, after many hours of calling for our cat to come in, we went to bed wondering where she might be. Early this morning, we heard her crying; unable to come out from under the porch. We took her to the vet and he could not find any bleeding or broken bones as if she had been in a fight or hit by a car. The only explanation we could find was that her injuries may have been inflicted by a person. Her intestines and diaphragm were so displaced that she was gasping for air. A very costly surgery may or may not have even saved her. We had to have her euthanized.

So, to the person who may be responsible for this terrible act, I hope you think long and hard for what you did. Our family has suffered enough. For you to have caused such pain to our beloved pet and added grief to our family is disgusting and cowardly.


New Waterford

Part of the problem

and not the solution

To the editor:

Got an email from Congressman Wilson touting his approval and encouraged use in the "Cash for Appliance" Program.

Buy an energy efficient washer/dryer and get a Government Rebate. What a surprise when the rebate for the "Cash for Clunkers" is taxable income and no doubt the same for appliances. Is it Smilin' Charlie the local car/appliance dealer/czar or will he be Ol' Doc Wilson with this unbelievable government-run health care.

Whatever title he covets he is part of the problem and not the solution. His job isn't to solicit constituent support for next year's election.



East Liverpool



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