Letters: Thanks in order

Humane society and good works applauded by Sooke resident

have been following the negativity from a local Sooke animal rescue towards a potential new rescue in East Sooke (The Victoria Humane Society) and I have one simple question: why is it so hard to be kind and supportive? I personally feel grateful that Sooke has an opportunity to bring in someone like Penny Stone and her associates to help the animals of our community. I feel as though she is being attacked and this is not right. Instead of disrespecting her and her organization on social media sites, shouldn’t we be saying thank you for recognizing the problem we have out here?

Thank you for using your skills and expertise towards the neglected, the forgotten, the strays and the abandoned… Oh, and thank you for all of the unpaid hours, the behind the scenes work and all of the fundraising, planning and  other amazing things you do for those animals (and doing so without publicly bashing the other rescues). We need to remember that Ms. Stone is also a volunteer looking to make a difference, and that she has chosen our community to do it in.  It’s time to wake up and be thankful, instead of being petty.

L. Parsons

Sooke

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