This is in response to Glenda Edwards' Sept. 12 letter complaining about the money being spent for the new animal shelter.
She feels the animals could all just be given a distemper shot when they are brought in. What she apparently does not know is that shots such as distemper and parvo are not a guarantee that the animals will not be infected. The shots merely substantially reduce their chances of contracting these diseases.
If this were a perfect world, Ms. Edwards, we would not need animal shelters, battered women shelters or hospitals for terminally ill children. But the world is not perfect, so we must do what we can for all of God's creatures in a loving and compassionate way.
Judy Ivey, Augusta