Letter to the editor

Letter: Are your pets family? 

By Abbi Smith, Santa Fe
Posted 1/18/19

The cold temperatures are too much for dogs and cats to handle so be a responsible pet owner and bring them inside. Many dogs have thick fur but not one breed is safe from freezing and below-freezing …

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Letter to the editor

Letter: Are your pets family? 

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The cold temperatures are too much for dogs and cats to handle so be a responsible pet owner and bring them inside. Many dogs have thick fur but not one breed is safe from freezing and below-freezing temperatures. When you decided to own a pet, you made a commitment to that pet to keep him or her safe from harm. You have probably invested hundreds of dollars in shots, food, toys and treats. Why not simply invest in providing a space in your home to keep your pets safe from these frigid, life-threatening temperatures? Is it really that big of a deal to do so? Yes, it might mean cleaning up a bathroom mess in the morning but can you blame your pet for not having been house-trained? It is not his or her fault. I will venture to say that over 100 pets will die in the cold in Taos this winter. These are avoidable deaths. Be a responsible pet owner and do what is right by them. Please, as their voice, bring them inside this winter.

Make them a part of the family, not lawn art. Thank you.

Abbi Smith, works in Taos, lives in Santa Fe

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