Heart-wrenching story
August 30, 2006
Page A13

The starving dog story (Aug. 15) was one of the most heart-wrenching things I've ever read. There's just no excuse for such despicable cruelty toward a helpless animal. If the owner had appealed for help, financial or otherwise, surely someone would have offered assistance with the expense of feeding and providing medical care for poor Merrick. Some caring individual might even have adopted him and given him the proper care he deserved. Did the dog's...