MusicLab Jam sessions, mass shootings and bumper stickers in today’s letters to the editor.
An angel wins one
I smiled when I opened The Roanoke Times front section to page two on Dec. 9 and saw my cat, Abby, peeking out from under the tree skirt. But I cried when I got to page 13 and read Millie Beck’s story of “Lazarus, the enchanted cat.”
What a heart-breaking story, but one with a happy ending, which rarely happens in these cases.
So many cats (and dogs) suffer tremendously and die from injuries lesser than Lazarus’s, or from exposure and starvation. I’m so proud of Beck and the others who put forth Herculean efforts to rescue him and gave him a loving home.
He is a very lucky cat and truly blessed, but there are so many more that need help.
Please spay and neuter your pets, support your local rescue groups and shelters, and give generously throughout the year so that no other animal suffers needlessly.
Thank you, Ms. Beck. You are an angel.