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Letter: Abandoned cats cause heartache

I’m writing this to express my indignation toward whoever sneaked into my backyard the other night and left five beautiful kittens and their mother on my deck.

I am 92 years old and already have three cats, and I am not able to care for any more. After trying to find good homes for them, to no avail, I had to take them to the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, where if no one adopted them they would be killed. This broke my heart. I can’t describe the pain I felt leaving those precious little kittens, knowing they probably would have to be put down.

Whoever you are, I hope this letter touches your heart. Pet owners, please be responsible and get your pets spayed or neutered!

— Allie Lee

Kannapolis

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