Ms. O'Neil is putting the blame in the wrong place when she accuses the Payson Humane Society for not having compassion.
Twenty-five years ago, 50 percent of the population in this country had household pets. Now, that number is up to 65 percent.
I have two cats and a dog, all are from the Humane Society and all are inside, spayed and neutered, pets.
The humane society does everything it can to find homes for unwanted pets. It also offers a low-cost spay/neuter program.
If you want to blame someone, blame the brain-dead humans who refuse to take responsibility for having their pets fixed. They can't afford $30 to spay/neuter, but they can afford that $30 carton of cigarettes or case of beer.
I hadn't heard about the new "no-kill" shelter and I admire their efforts, but why don't they combine with the humane society to help them maintain a "no-kill" shelter? And if you want to cut down on the number of unwanted animals, take your irresponsible neighbor's pet to the low-cost spay/neuter clinic and donate the funds for that. Then we won't need (an animal) shelter.
Lynn Andrew, Diamond Point Shadows