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6/8/2014 6:00:00 AM
Kingman letter: You can help end the cycle

In her misery she crawled underneath an abandoned trailer, the only home she had ever known. The pain in her chest shot through like a knife. She knew she had to drag her body somewhere that the wild dogs could not reach her, so she could rest and maybe dig a hole for her hot aching body.

When she was just under the trailer enough to shade her, she knew that it was as far as she could go. She waited for the pain to subside so that she could stand long enough to dig a hole.

But suddenly she felt strong human arms lift her into something that moved away, fast. When the moving stopped, she felt those strong arms carry her into a warm place. Human hands caressed her. Oh the wonder of love in those hands! I feel so safe now. It is safe to go to sleep now. She died on the doctor's table one Sunday afternoon.

This is just one story of an abused dog thrown away in the desert. There is a way to stop it. Spay and neuter your dogs.

June Hart


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Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Article comment by: Animal Lover

I love how you typed this poor dog's life. From being afraid and in pain, to being held and loved until her dying day. This story is so sad, and yet this happens all the time. Thank you for sharing her story.

Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Article comment by: Nay Mama

We live north of Kingman on 6 acres, we have a lot of animals dropped off out our way. The latest was a year ago, a litter of kittens. One of the kittens made it into a storage area on our porch. It took 3 nights to get him to come to me & the 4th day he ran in the house when the door was opened. We have seen a couple of his siblings, he has fought with them before. He gets neutered on June 24th. And the little guy gets spoiled, dry food during the day, wet food for dinner, & lots of loving. He does return the favor with the bringing in the house as gifts mice, lizards, kangaroo mice, birds, and rabbits. Charlie has been the 4th or 5th cat that has decided we are home.

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