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Letter to the Editor: Reader recounts disturbing incident on the beach

To the Editor:

“Animal cruelty at the beach.”

It was on Thursday, July 16, 6:30 a.m., 5th St. Access, KDH.

A large man with a small dog on a leash was yelling at his dog loudly. The dog got free from his collar and ran to see my two dogs. They all enjoyed friendly sniffing with tails wagging.

Happiness and freedom for 20 seconds.

The large man reapplied the collar, tightened – tightened and dragged his dog to the water, then pulled the dog into the water, then picked the dog up and threw him into the ocean.

The large man pulled his dog out of the ocean by lifting the leash up to the sky with the dog hanging by his neck, still yelling at the dog.

My stomach aches when the vision keeps coming back. I want that dog. Please let me have your dog, sir.

You are full of anger and rage.

I am not.

Nancy Turney

KDH

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