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July 7, 2014

You Said It: About a dumped dog, the jobless rate and drug abuse

About a dumped dog, the jobless rate and drug abuse

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of readers comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

A woman dumped a dog in the parking lot of the Anderson Protection League, after being asked not to do so, and the dog wandered the city streets for three days before being caught. (Article published June 30)

• “This person ... should never be able to have or care for another pet. I think of what this scared dog must have been thinking as she cowardly drove off to let this baby fend for itself. She did a very inhumane thing and should pay for this whatever the cost may be. I hope and pray Nina gets a loving and happy home where she is showed the utmost love!”

• “Please do not give Nina back. What will happen the next time this lady gets upset? I would hate to imagine.”

THB: Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment; they must be vaccinated, housed, fed and loved. Pets are not disposable property. If you can’t take care of an animal, don’t get one. It’s really that simple.

For the first time in at least a year, the unemployment rate for the city of Anderson showed a slight increase, according to Indiana Workforce Development. (June 24)

• “How about the people that get fired due to calling in all the time or showing up late, not to mention those that fail drug tests? There are jobs. Some are just too lazy to keep them. Others don’t care.”

THB: The increase was slight and the unemployment rate is still much better than a year ago.

A former nurse with a home health care agency was sentenced to three years on probation on charges of theft. She surrendered her state license as a nurse. (July 1)

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