Letter to the editor: Please take care of your adopted pets

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. But what happens when a dog is taken home, put on a leash, and left to die?

If you adopt any pet, please take care of it. Dogs can’t talk; dogs can’t get off their leash. Also, check your dogs’ collars. They can get too tight as dogs grow. Your pet is dependent on you, the owner.

A dead dog was found on a leash, in a yard. Why? Dogs, cats and all kinds of pets can be a real comfort. Our dogs have alerted us to trespassers at 2 in the morning, and other times.

— Sam V. Hodena, Nikiski

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