Have a heart
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