Letters for March 30, 2016
‘It’s Only a Play’ is terrific
We were delighted to participate in the standing ovation on Saturday evening for the Kauai Community Players’ production of “It’s Only A Play.” It was a splendid combination of superb acting and direction and was one of the best performances we have seen over the many years we have attended theater in Kauai.
Don’t miss this one!
Bob and Paula Shirk
Faith, determination will help
I am sharing in hopes to encourage others who are afflicted by either drugs, alcohol, social or moral issues to stay focused, determined and strong when faced and overcoming any adversities.
My story: Back in August, I had checked myself into a treatment center on Oahu called Hina Mauka, highly recommended. Upon learning more about my alcoholism and completion of the program, on the day of my return, the facility sent an e-mail stating my return trip was canceled. The facility stated that I am being discharged and my bed has been issued to a new patient.
Having no family or friends on Oahu, I was abandoned there with no money nor food. For several days, I dragged my suitcase from sleeping place to sleeping place and forced to eat out of trash cans. Now normally, it would have been time for a drink and plenty of people offered but I was not going there. Hawaiian Air personnel approached after several days. I told them my story and showed the e-mail. They sent me home.
Upon return, I was locked out our home and now homeless, but with my faith and determination, still remained sober. People, have faith and stick with your program.
Closed, secret meetings are not fair
Ms Harter, (TGI Forum, March 27) you would know the facts about trap/neuter/return effectiveness had you been able to attend the private meetings and heard all the facts yourself. In depth reporting would have been available to you had reporters been allowed to cover the meetings.
TNR is working all over the country to reduce overpopulation. This is why we are able to send cats to other welfare agencies on the Mainland where there is actually a shortage of adoptable cats. It is not an instant fix but if there had been a big push for spay and neuter years ago, we would not be discussing the problem today.
Killing homeless cats is a very outdated and controversial way to approach the problem. Many Mainland communities are resolving the dilema in ways that benefit the cats and the community.
Feral cats in this climate are not suffering when they are in colonies in the least. There are no dying kittens born to TNR colonies. Cats roam less and predation is also lessened.
Secret meetings including only those who would rid the island of cats with no public participation is not a fair and reasonable attempt to discuss and evaluate an issue as serious as killing cats. JoAnn Yukimura is the only council member criticized for this shady behavior, not the entire council.