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Stop dumping pets

     To the people who still think it’s a good idea to dump unwanted kittens in the county.

     Shame on you. Most of them die of dehydration, starvation or predators. Think coyotes, mountain lions, wolves, owls and hawks. The few who do make it to a house are usually sick and loaded with parasites by that time.

     Quit telling your kids that the kittens ran away or went to a nice farm. Tell them the truth. You were too lazy or cheap or irresponsible to do the right thing and the kittens died a horrible death because of you. If you don’t want to do that, then take care of them properly.

     Trust me, nobody out here needs, wants, or can take care of any more of your unwanted pets.

Ken Turley



Disappointed in police response 

     I’ve always been under the assumption that our elected and hired sheriff officers were to serve and protect the citizens of the county they represent.

     On July 15 at approximately 6:30 p.m. there was an incident on Highway 12 between mile marker 68-69. My husband and I did what we could to help and then we started home.

     Spotting the flashing lights of a sheriff’s truck ahead of us, we went to let him know what was going on so he could help. We parked behind his truck off the pavement and had our flashers on. There was no traffic coming from either direction.

     If this young officer is so paranoid of an 82-year-old man approaching his vehicle that he goes completely ballistic and won’t even hear us out he shouldn’t be there to serve the public, let alone carry any firearms.

     If this was an emergency on our part we would have been in dire straights. We drove on home, I immediately called the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department to report the incident and file a complaint against the officer.

     The dispatcher transferred me to the appropriate desk, I got an answering machine so I left my name and phone number, left a short message as to why I was calling and as of this date I have never received a call back. How disappointing.

Marilyn Brown



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