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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, February 23, 2024


Growing up on St. Croix, we rode horses around the Golden Rock area that were left to graze by their owners. Horses were cared for, dogs had an occasional bout with mange, but I never saw the level of abuse and cruelty I am reading about now. I am pleased to know that there is a Spay and Neuter Day and this service is free for those that can't afford it. Overpopulation of dogs and cats has always been a problem that I can remember. Thanks for providing the means for making pet owners more responsible to the needs of animals. People fall in love with animals and should be able to provide the care that each animal needs. Adopt a pet from a shelter before breeding.
While visiting Cramer's Park a few years back on a family visit, I was alarmed to have found the beach in total disarray. Wild dogs had turned over the garbage cans looking for food. I was saddened to see the unkempt state of the beach and to think these wild dogs could injure or even kill a young child. I hope that these feral dogs have been dealt with and the beauty of the beach and its surrounding has been restored.
Again thanks to all that are making strides in bringing awareness to the necessity of spaying and neutering pets.
Mickey Encarnacion
San Diego, Calif.
born and raised on St. Croix

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