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Ronald B. Ragan, Colfax, N.D., letter: Please, no more ads for holiday puppies

I would like to ask that The Forum, and any other media for that matter, refuse to take ads extolling "Christmas puppies," "Christmas kittens" or any Christmas animals. To do so only causes many of these cute little animals to be abandoned, or tu...

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I would like to ask that The Forum, and any other media for that matter, refuse to take ads extolling "Christmas puppies," "Christmas kittens" or any Christmas animals. To do so only causes many of these cute little animals to be abandoned, or turned over to the animal shelters or pounds, when the "cute" is outgrown.

The responsibility for an animal is one that should be for the natural lifetime of that animal, and not just for the moment. Like it or not, an animal grows to depend on and, yes, even love their masters and as such should be treated as a member of the family.

Please, do not give pets for presents - many are unwanted by the recipient. If you feel you have to give someone an animal for Christmas or for any other gift, buy one at the toy store, not the pet store.

Ronald B. Ragan, Colfax, N.D., letter: Please, no more ads for holiday puppies 20071209

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