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Aiding dog the right thing

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To the editor:
Recently, a small male dog was delivered to me. I named him Leo. He was found by a Good Samaritan and was emaciated, flea-infested, full of worms, sick and frightened.
Mats on his legs and feet along with long nails made it painful to stand. Leo has no eyes, a product of poor care and nutrition. Leo did not see the heartless humans who abandoned him in this condition. He also did not see the Good Samaritan who saved him, but he felt her kindness.
Life has changed for Leo. Melissa Miller of Dog Daze Mobile Grooming spent two hours removing mats. She says it makes her feel good to help a dog like Leo.
Leo has now been to the vet. He has been vaccinated and his little body treated for the worms and fleas that caused him such misery. He sleeps peacefully now in a clean, warm bed. He has all the food he wants to build his little body stronger. He loves to be held. He loves to ride in a car. Leo loves most everything now.
You may wonder how people do this over and over. Sometimes they wonder, too. They do it because someone must. For a human to let a dog get in this condition is cruel. To abandon a dog like this is cruel. Even if we found the human responsible, our judges dismiss the charges.
The end of this story is “nice” people do the right thing because it is the right thing.

Janie Withers
Paws-Ability founder and
president, Ocean Isle Beach