Krista Trujillo: Shelter pets aren’t prisoners

12/30/2013 11:22 PM

12/30/2013 11:23 PM

Prisoners have it better than animals in shelters. They get beds, blankets, pillows and a clean cell to stay in.

Most animals have to stay in cold, dirty areas with minimal blankets and no bed. The animal shelters that I have been to recently have had horrid smells with multiple animals in a small area sharing their necessities. Unlike prisoners, animals don’t choose to be put in a shelter. Most animals are put in shelters due to being abandoned or getting lost.

Therefore, animals in shelters need cleaner and more pleasant environments, and not to be treated like prisoners.

KRISTA TRUJILLO

Atwater

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