Have a heart

The Witness - Wheels - - INSIGHT -

I AM shocked and sad­dened to read in The Wit­ness, Fe­bru­ary 17: “Am­ber Val­ley sticks to its guns — Mr Cat has to go”.

Bri­tish cit­i­zen Ch­eryl van Dyk has worked tire­lessly to en­able 88- year- old Sylvia Reid to keep Mr Cat and has col­lected a stag­ger­ing 17 000 signatures in two days to en­able Reid to keep her old cat. Sadly, it ap­pears to be all in vain. Have the board of trustees no heart? Why was Reid al­lowed to move into Am­ber Val­ley with a cat? The Wit­ness — Fe­bru­ary 16, states that 15- year- old Mr Cat moves slowly and needs to be helped onto the couch. What pos­si­ble nui­sance fac­tor could he be?

I speak for Reid when I say: “I love Mr Cat be­cause I en­joy my home, lit­tle by lit­tle he has be­come its vis­i­ble soul”. What greater love is there be­tween a cat and it’s owner?

Through the medium of this news­pa­per, I beg the board of trustees to re­con­sider its de­ci­sion and al­low th­ese el­derly, in­sep­a­ra­ble friends to live out their lives in peace and love.

JACKIE QUIN­TON Pi­eter­mar­itzburg

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