Kudos to KDT for honoring peace officers
I commend the Times Editorial Board for its Aug. 8 piece, “We’re grateful for our peace officers.”
Without law-enforcement officers, the rule of law would be only an academic theory.
Robert R. Barton, Retired District Judge, Kerrville
We have a new task force: Villains won’t have a chance
In reaction to some recent violent tragedies motivated by some extremist ideologies, Gov. Abbott has appointed a select task force of Texas notables like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen & many others to watch and/or investigate Texans who present a potential danger to society.
High priority to be watched are villains like The Joker, The Riddler and Skeletor. Also, Clark Kent aka: Superman nemesis General Zod will be under increased scrutiny. Lex Luther is leaving America to live in a country without an extradition treaty.
Go get ‘em.
John Johnson, Kerrville
Feral cat or terrified cat?
I was thrilled to read the front page story on 8-12-19 detailing the successful efforts of Kerr County Animal Services to reduce the number of animals being killed in their shelter. I was, however, saddened to see that 340 cats deemed “feral” have already been killed this year. My understanding is that once a cat is labeled “feral” it is placed in separate room and scheduled to be killed. My question is, what kind of professional training does the decision-maker have that enables her or him to determine whether the cat, presented in a trap, is feral or just terrified? There are many cases where a cat is labeled “feral”, but if given a chance, can become a loving pet. I have many on my property that fit this description. Other people in the community do also.
I know Animal Services is limited by space and personnel. They also have to consider liability issues. I just would like to see professional evaluations done on cats before labeling them”feral” and sentencing them to death.
Susan Dennis, Kerrville