Letters: Like wild beasts

Cat rescuer comes to the rescue with words to cat rescuer in Sooke

I am personally appalled by the animal cruelty charges laid against one of our dearest community members, Kathy Parks. (Sooke News Mirror, December 18, 2013).

Over the past decades, she has been the saint, and now victim, who has always been there to help our people with their problems of abandoned cats. Our municipality and well-distinguished citizens have  always and continue to turn their heads away from the problem instead of lending a hand. Unfortunately, those who are most powerful and wealthy in our community only fundraise for the already established societies outside our East Sooke to Port Renfrew boundaries. Nobody has ever thought of helping Kathy with a proper shelter as compensation for the great work she was providing others.

This exact pattern is the one our charity is presently experiencing, as only those who have very little are those who are donating what they can. Perhaps it is not politically correct for me to say, but “shame on you” to those who are lacking compassion or the will to help.

If some would have cared about our town’s reputation and not just about the flowers planted to hide the dead cats everywhere, they would have helped Kathy build a pen around her house. If someone would have cared, they would have maybe assisted with her expensive veterinary bills, or offered to care for the cats while she had to look after her ill parents.

However, instead of people opening their hearts, they chased her and attacked her like hungry wild animals. Even people from outside of our district enjoyed taking a bite at Kathy. I am the person who received the call from a woman who owns an animal rescue in Sydney and from another woman from Victoria who has a website for lost animals who morbidously wanted me to help them press charges against the already wounded Kathy. In addition, where was the SPCA when I asked their ex-manager, Penny Stone, to help Kathy? Her answer was “I cannot help you help her, but instead you can call our animals cruelty department for assistance.” Is this really the effective or thoughtful way to handle this situation?

Therefore, upon that last statement is where lies the difference between attitude, people who only believe in charging without actually helping, and those who give their all to ameliorate our community.

If Kathy helped you in the past, please, come to court with us to define her character to the judge. Her court appearance in on January 9, 2013.

Margarita

Dominguez

Sooke

 

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