- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Scott City council hires former SEMO public safety director as city administrator (11/15/17)
Take care of pets during heat wave
To the editor:
In response to the story "Heat advisory takes effect:" Now that it's time for heat advisories to be issued and publicized, it would be a great public service to remind your readers that their animals need extra protection too. No animal should ever be left without shade (watch the sun as it moves to be sure you are providing accessible shade all day long.). No animal should ever be left without fresh drinking water, which is changed at least once a day and placed in a position to ensure that the animal will not tip it over. Please do not chain an animal without these two very basic needs -- ever. Some pens are ill-equipped to provide these needs.
Remember that animals are God's creatures too and deserve the kindnesses we usually extend automatically to humankind. Don't be uncaring and think someone will take care of it. Neighbors, if you see animals confined in a situation where they have no shade or water, please call the police. They will aid and assist.
SUSAN BURTON, Patton, Mo.