Those who abused pit bull will be judged
Feb. 2, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 1, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
It really broke my heart to see in the Jan. 27 Advocate the sad look on the pit bull's face.
The article mentioned that it was physically and emotionally abused. Those who abuse animals do not care, realize or appreciate that they are no different than humans. There is only one difference - animals were not created with the ability to worship their creator. But that does not make them any less important or valuable in God's eyes.
Those who care for these animals feel hurt even at the sight of any form of abuse, and the hurt continues to linger in their minds and hearts. As to the abusers, they will eventually answer for their cruelty. Man's laws may or may not track these abusers down, but nothing escapes God's notice.
Cruelty comes in different forms - dumping for one. To leave them in unfamiliar territories to fend for themselves is frightening to them. Trapping them for purposes other than to rescue them is also cruel, not only to them but also to those who love them. If they become a nuisance, settle the problem mercifully.
Just as humans are products of their environment, the same applies to animals. They act according to what they know or how they have been treated. Both are dealt with as the need be in some cases, I'm sad to say. What about animals being kept warm in the winter and kept cool in the summer before being euthanized if homes are not found for them?
To the rescuers of the pit bull: Thank you, Dawn and all those who took part in the rescue. Thank you for your compassion. He had a bad start in life and so deserves a happy future.
Esmeralda Hein, Van Vleck