The good, bad and ugly over Kimbo
Re Kimbo comes home, Nov. 2 Shame on the family that adopted Kimbo for accepting $5,000 to return this lost dog to its original owners. Granted, it’s not always easy to do the right thing. But to take more than the adoption fees and possibly dog food and vet expenses for this lost dog is disgusting. One can only wonder how the adopters would feel if the shoe were on the other paw.
Anyway, a big bark out must be given to Lawrence Dalle Vedove, a total stranger, for giving up his vacation savings to come to the aid of the Daniels family and get Kimbo back to them.
As for the adopting family, it’s now your turn to do the right thing — give the $5,000 back to Mr. Vedove so you can sleep at night. Keith Noble, Toronto
Lawrence Dalle Vedove is an incredible gentleman! I once lost a very beautiful dog and spent eight hours a day searching, four hours before work and four hours after. I did this even after getting a new dog. It took me 10 months to give up searching and two years before I stopped following leads from “Get Me Home” and other lost dog services.
It’s been six years now and I still tear up when it crosses my mind to wonder what happened to my little “Maus.”
It is so sad that it all came down to money for the people who had adopted Kimbo. They could have been the ones to bring such joy!
Anyone who has ever lost their dog knows the excruciating pain and understands the incredible joy of being reunited. Jennifer Temple, Welland
I wish you had included the names and photos of the heartless people who wouldn’t return Kimbo. At first I thought maybe they fell in love with the dog, but turns out they need $5,000 to do the right thing. Despicable. They are probably on their way down south for a beach holiday with the money.
Watch your pets carefully, there are greedy people out there. Louise Ross, Toronto Decency has a price, I say. Carlton Stewart, Mississauga