[RTC List] Condolences
smudley at suddenlink.net
Mon Aug 20 12:52:31 PDT 2007
I was sickened when I read the article about the dog attack.
I was not bothered in the slightest by the request for "some support from
the community, even just a card, may help ease the pain just a bit."
I was greatly bothered by the 2 responses that I have seen so far,
"condemning" the request.
All of you, as I do, have a "Delete" button, and I use it frequently, and
My 75 year-old neighbor had her small dog attacked, in her yard, in her
presence, by a pack of roaming, unleashed dogs, resulting in a $1000 vet
bill, and much mental anguish.
I think it is most appropriate to call for action by the city to Strongly
enforce the leash-law.
If you disagree with my post, please delete it and I will not be offended in
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Welch" <mwelch at redwoodalliance.org>
To: <list at redwoodtech.org>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [RTC List] Condolences
> This was a horrible situation, but I question and disagree with this call
for donations to this "cause."
> I also felt misled by this writer to discover upon reading the story that
the "family" member was not human, but a pet (sure, pets are important, but
they are not immediate family). And I did not appreciate the arrogance of
telling us "tough" if we felt the post was off-topic.
> Folks should donate to whomever you please, as will I. But IMO I think
that in this day and age there are a lot more worthy causes than financially
helping a professional who presumably has the kind of income that goes along
with his position.
> Humble also blamed the City of Eureka, and according to the article he is
consulting a lawyer and "seeks redress," so by sending money to Humble, we
are likely helping him to file a lawsuit against our community (that's
> Sorry, I'd much rather financially help the truly downtrodden than some
relatively wealthy veterinarian who intends to sue us.
> Tim Mueller wrote at 03:39 PM 08/18/2007:
> >Please forgive me if this post is inappropriate here, but if so... tough.
> >I'm writing to express my deepest condolences to fellow RTC member
> >Joseph Humble (Business Member: Cutten Animal Health Center) for the
> >loss of a family member last week. This is what happened:
> >On top of enduring the unimaginable pain of experiencing such a horror,
> >he's facing over $10K in medical bills. Even though no one has asked, I
> >intend to make a donation to help with those expenses. Maybe some of
> >the other members would like to do the same. I know for certain that if
> >I experienced what he did, I would be consumed by rancor, feeling only
> >enmity towards the world at large, but hopefully he's a better man than
> >I. Regardless, some support from the community, even just a card, may
> >help ease the pain just a bit.
> >Godspeed, Chance.
> >-Tim Mueller
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