Letters for May 4, 2016

• A fine place to grow old • Concerns about KHS tactics

A fine place to grow old

In response to (TGI Mon., May 2) letter from Will M. Davis “Better roll up your windows while driving through Waimea” suit yourself, but I love to roll through Waimea with my windows down. Even better, in my rag top Jeep. Makes me feel like I am a part of the happy activity.

I love the glorious trees, the thoughtful architecture, and the obvious pride of the business community.

It’s a terrific place to raise kids, and a fine place to grow old.

Bill Hartsell, Kekaha

Concerns about KHS tactics

Very recently a friend of mine brought a healthy male cat to Kauai Humane Society to be neutered.

The friend picked up the cat at KHS in its carrier, got in the car to take it home, and noticed the cat was, in fact, dead. My friend contacted KHS regarding this and has yet to receive an apology, let alone an explanation.

This friend is the same person, in the Salt Pond kittens incident, who requested the KHS director release the kittens to them as an adoption. The KHS director told my friend the kittens had already been euthanized. As it turned out, though, the kittens, per audio recording, were alive when my friend requested them. It was after my friend requested the kittens that the KHS director had the kittens killed.

This does lead one to believe there might be a very deep, very dark problem here.

Insofar as taking an animal in for a procedure, keep in mind this is the only death I, personally, have heard about. You are dealing with an old school institution where euthanasia is championed as a way of dealing with cat and dog populations.

Christopher Schaefer, Kapaa

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