My gratitude to the lady writer for the heartfelt but sad letter about the plight of abandoned pets.

I too have to deal with these selfish humans who lack compassion and empathy for three kittens huddled together in the middle of a road, starving and frightened, while they drive past them as if they are pieces of mud, and through no fault of their own are brought into this world by these same uncaring humans.

This and other deeds mentioned in the letter occur day in and day out by these dregs of society. A nation is judged by how it treats the helpless, be they humans or animals, and unfortunately this nation fails abysmally.

My gratitude to this lady who is fighting a hopeless battle but continues to plod along. Please know you are not alone.

Andrea Oliver

retired registered nurse

Abita Springs