Reader mourns cat in animal cruelty case

People should not adopt pets unless they can take care of them properly

Re: Woman charged with animal cruelty (News, July 27)

I write this with much heartbreak and sadness for the poor cat who died. I have had four cats over the years, and unfortunately, due to a combination of illness and age, three of them have passed on.

I cried like a baby when I had to say my final goodbyes to each of them. I still have my beloved little diva, Olivia, and I shower her with love and attention.

My cats have never been without food, water and all the comforts of home, and have been given huge amounts of love. If they even show a sign of discomfort or illness that could be serious, I have immediately taken them to my vet.

Animals are like children, they require care and love constantly. If a person cannot provide that, they should not adopt them into their home.

Tamara Shiels

Langford