Letters to the Editor

Headline in very poor taste

In "County animal shelter director's hold time is up," we are informed that animals are held for five days before they are euthanized. The five days is known as the hold time. If the message in the headline is carried out to its logical conclusion, the headline writer is suggesting that shelter Director Mike McFarland should be euthanized because his time is up! This headline was irresponsible and shows very poor judgment.

I do not hold Susan Robinson, president of the Coalition for Cats and Dogs, responsible, as she did not communicate this message in her article and authors usually have nothing to do with writing the headline.

JIM STEWARD

Modesto

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