Editor, The Transcript:

I was excited to see the front page headline "Shelter struggle," thinking that we were finally realizing that those without shelter for the coming winter needed help. Then, I was sadly disappointed to see that the article was about "furry friends" needing help.

I understand there will be a feasibility study to determine the best ways to improve the situation. Have we ever done a feasibility study on the number of homeless people facing a winter without even a roof over their head? "The shelter should be designed with a flow similar to that of a hospital," someone recommended. Have we completely lost our sense of the value of human lives when we try to offer more to animals than to human beings? If "time is of the essence" in caring for animals, what should we be doing for those who have no shelter? Do we need to rethink our priorities?



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